Dakar Rally 2012 (30 pics)

Joan Roma won the eighth stage of Dakar Rally in the category of vehicles. Stephane Peterhansel finished fourth, but retained the lead in the overall standings. For the fourth consecutive year, the rally is held in South America. Until 2008, the race took place in Europe and Africa, but were postponed because of the tense situation in the region. The last three years the rally consisted of consecutive crossings of Buenos Aires to Chile and back. This year the rally started in Argentina, then Chile and finish in Lima, Peru, on January 15.

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