World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb says he still doesn't know what caused his Peugeot to stop for 26 minutes early in the 2017 Dakar, effectively costing him victory.
"This will be the toughest Dakar Rally on South-American soil," the organisers had warned prior to the 2017 running of the event.
The brand new PEUGEOT 3008DKRs of Peterhansel/Cottret, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera completed the 2017 Dakar Rally's.
Stephane Peterhansel delivered back-to-back Dakar Rally victories for Peugeot, seeing off team-mate and World Rally Championship legend Sebastien Loeb for his 13th win in the event.
Saturday's 64km timed special stage between Rio Cuarto and Buenos Aires concluded Dakar Rally 2017 and its 9,000km route through South America.
I páteční, předposlední etapa letošního Dakaru se nadmíru vydařila Martinu Prokopovi s navigátorkou Ilkou Minor.
Today's thrilling stage saw Team Peugeot Total's Peterhansel/Cottret and Loeb/Elena engage in a breath-taking clash which saw them complete the leg's 292 competitive kilometres split by just 18 seconds.
Ve včerejší královské etapě jihoamerického Dakaru se česko-rakouská posádka Prokop / Minor umístila na vynikajícím devátém místě a v celkovém pořadí kategorie automobilů si polepšila o jednu příčku na místo třinácté.
Stephane Peterhansel took a major step towards a 13th Dakar Rally win as he preserved most of his lead over Sebastien Loeb heading into the final day.
Only 365 kilometres are separating Tim and Tom Coronel from the finish of the 2017 Dakar Rally. The end is near!
The last long drive, the last sand dunes - and the last chance to make an impression at Dakar Rally 2017. Friday saw competitors cover 759 kilometres from San Juan to Rio Cuarto in Argentina.
Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel has reclaimed the Dakar Rally lead after being given back time following his collision with KTM motorcycle rider Simon Marcic.
Thursday's stage, made hazardous for competitors by some particularly tricky navigation, saw the three PEUGEOT 3008DKRs lock out the podium for the fourth time since the start of the 2017 Dakar Rally.
Racing resumed on Thursday with a 449-kilometre 10th stage from Chilecito to San Juan in Argentina. Team Peugeot Total put on yet another impressive show in the car category, with Loeb confirming his overall lead.
Tim and Tom have arrived in Chilecito after a really long travel day due to the cancellation of the stage.
PEUGEOT 3008DKRs claimed the three fastest times for the second time since the start of the 2017 Dakar Rally.
The 2017 Dakar Rally's long-anticipated "Super Belen" stage on Wednesday has been cancelled.
Sebastien Loeb topped stage eight of the 2017 Dakar Rally, retaking the lead of the event from Peugeot team-mate Stephane Peterhansel.