Dakar - Trucks: Karginov scoops stage win

Andrey Karginov secured another victory in the truck category of the 2013 Dakar Rally with an impressive drive on stage 12.

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Aryat Mardeev, his Kamaz team-mate, came through in second place on the route between Fiambala and Copiapo as the Russian team continued their dominance.

With two stages to go, Kamaz occupy the top three places the overall standings, with Karginov and Mardeev third and second to Eduard Nikolaev.

Nikolaev was down in seventh, but just six minutes and 27 seconds adrift of the leading time, protecting a half-hour advantage over the field.

Gerard de Rooy, who was trying to chase down the Kamaz racers, was left to rue a puncture.

"It was supposed to be a good day, but after about 15 or 20 minutes we already got a puncture," he said. "We went down a hill and we couldn't avoid a big rock. Yeah, it was stupid, but the rest went great."

Stage 12 results

1 Andrey Karginov (RUS) 4:09:44

2 Ayrat Mardeev (RUS) 4:12:20 +02:36

3 Gerard de Rooy (NED) 4:12:33 +02:49

4 Miki Biasion (ITA) 4:12:54 +03:10

5 Pieter Versluis (NED) 4:13:40 +03:56

6 Ales Loprais (CZE) 4:13:46 +04:02

7 Eduard Nikolaev (RUS) 4:16:11 +06:27

8 Martin Kolomy (CZE) 4:20:18 +10:34

9 Martin van den Brink (NED) 4:34:19 +24:35

10 René Kuipers (NED) 4:37:58 +28:14

Overall standings

1 Eduard Nikolaev 33:12:35

2 Ayrat Mardeev + 31:20

3 Andrey Karginov + 50:26

4 Martin Kolomy + 53:02

5 Gerard de Rooy + 56:22

6 Ales Loprais + 1:25:45

7 Pieter Versluis + 1:49:22

8 René Kuipers + 3:00:08

9 Martin van den Brink + 3:06:13

10 Marcel van Vliet + 3:12:36

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