Dakar - Quads: Maiden stage win for Husseini

Sebastien Husseini beat overall leader Marcos Patronelli to victory on stage 12 of the Dakar Rally for his maiden win.

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United Arab Emirates' Sebastian Husseini rides his Honda quad (Reuters)

The Dutchman, who is based in the United Arab Emirates, found 68 seconds on the Argentine, but Patronelli still dominates the quads category, with a lead of almost two hours over nearest rival, Ignacio Casale.

The 2010 champion is just two stages away from another victory in Dakar, with the riders continuing from Copiapo through to La Serena on Friday.

Stage 12 result

1. Husseini (ARE/Honda) 04:36:54

2. Patronelli (ARG/Yamaha) 04:38:02

3. Casale (CHL/Yamaha) 04:40:15

4. Bonetto (ARG/Honda) 04:44:25

5. Sonik (POL/Yamaha) 04:55:23

6. Van Biljon (SAF/E-ATV) 04:59:28

7. Maffei (ARG/Yamaha) 05:00:44

8. Palma (CHL/Can-Am) 05:06:01

9. Smith (AUS/Honda) 05:08:35

10. Gonzalez (ARG/Yamaha) 05:10:13

Standings after 12 stages

1. Patronelli (ARG/Yamaha) 43:01:35

2. Casale (CHL/Yamaha) 44:54:10

3. Sonik (POL/Yamaha) 46:05:55

4. Bonetto (ARG/Honda) 46:43:07

5. Palma (CHL/Can-Am) 47:06:07

6. Flores Seminario (PER/Yamaha) 48:30:32

7. Smith (AUS/Honda) 48:22:11

8. Clavigliasso (ARG/Can-Am) 48:42:10

9. Husseini (UAE/Honda) 48:44:37

10. Gagliardi (ARG/Yamaha) 48:48:40

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