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2013 Dakar Rally Photo Gallery
Honda's Team HRC testing in the Mojave Desert for Dakar 2013.
See photos from the fifth Dakar Rally in South America in the 2013 Dakar Rally photo gallery.
The 2013 Dakar Rally course.
The Husqvarna Rally team by Speedbrain includes (from left to right), Matt Fish, Paulo Goncalves, Joan Barreda and Alessandro Botturi
Cyril Despres at the Rally of Morocco.
Team HRC is Honda's first full factory-backed Dakar team in over two decades.
Chaleco Lopez earned his eighth career stage win after coming in fastest through Stage 1.
Joan Barreda took the win in Stage 2 and earned the overall lead.
Cyril Despres took over the lead after Stage 3.
Joan Barreda broke his rear wheel in Stage 3 and lost nearly half an hour.
Chaleco Lopez made up plenty of ground in Stage 3, winning the timed section and moving into second overall.
Paulo Goncalves took second in Stage 3 and moved to 16th overall.
Matt Fish took 40th in Stage 3 of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
Helder Rodrigues has struggled to make an impact at the front of the pack, sitting in 28th overall through three stages.
Javier Pizzolito took 10th in Stage 3.
Johnny Campbell - 2013 Dakar Rally.
Team HRC represents Honda's first full factory-backed Dakar team in over two decades.
Dakar Rally rookie Kurt Caselli is filling in for Dakar veteran Marc Coma for the 2013 edition.
Joan Barreda came back to win Stage 4.
Cyril Despres ran a comfortable pace through Stage 4 and now sits in third overall.
Helder Rodrigues continued to improve in Stage 4, finishing in fifth-place and moving to 16th overall.
Javier Pizzolito took seventh in Stage 4 and is 15th overall.
A fuel pump issue in Stage 5 cost Joan Barreda immense amounts of time.
David Casteu took the win in Stage 5 of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
Oliver Pain of Yamaha Racing leads the 2013 Dakar Rally overall through five stages.
Chaleco Lopez took the Stage 6 win.
Paulo Goncalves lost the lead in Stage 6 after electrical issues forced him to stop briefly.
Kurt Caseslli took the win in Stage 7.
Chaleco Lopez took second in Stage 7 and remained second overall.
Joan Barreda took the win in Stage 8.
Johnny Campbell finished Stage 8 of the 2013 Dakar Rally in second.
Cyril Despres took his first Dakar stage win of 2013 in Stage 9.
Joan Barreda held to second in Stage 9.
"I trained for the race knowing that there could be a day that comes when I really have to push," said Cyril Despres following a long Stage 9.
Alessandro Botturi earned a third-place finish in Stage 9.
Paulo Goncalves - 2013 Dakar Rally Stage 9.
After a number of riders lost time in Stage 9, KTM's Ruben Faria moved to the top of the overall classification.
Joan Barreda earned his fourth stage win of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Stage 10.
Cyril Despres took over the lead in the general classification after Stage 10.
Helder Rodrigues sits in sixth overall after 10 stages of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
Jakub Przygonski has drifted in and out of the top-10 overall through the first 10 stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
Ruben Faira trails his teammate, Cyril Despres, by 1'37" in the overall classification after 10 stages.
Kurt Caselli earned his second stage win of the 2013 Dakar in Stage 11.
Paulo Goncalves took second in Stage 11 of the 2013 Dakar Rally.
Frans Verhoeven took the Stage 12 win, his first of the contest.
Joan Barreda (right) and teammate Paulo Goncalves talking strategy during Stage 12.
Chaleco Lopez took the win in Stage 13 and moved to second overall.
Cyril Despres took second in Stage 13 and remains the overall leader by over eight minutes ahead of Chaleco Lopez.
Kurt Caselli was in position to win his third stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally until engine trouble stalled him just before the finish.
Cyril Despres won his fifth career Dakar title in 2013.
Willy Alcaraz off the start in Peru. He would go on to win the T3 class in his RZR XP.
RZRs at the finish - Dakar 2013.
Cyril Despres on the podium, celebrating his fifth career Dakar Rally win.
2013 Dakar Rally top-three with Cyril Despres (center) in first, Ruben Faria (left) in second and Chaleco Lopez (right) in third.
American Ned Suesse almost didn't compete in the 2013 Tuareg Rally, but decided to enter in the last minute and ended second overall.
Marc Coma benefited from another rider's technical penalty to take the overall win in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2013.
EnduroCross champion, Taddy Blazusiak, made his rally debut during the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in 2013.
Following his 2013 Dakar victory, Cyril Despres announced he'd ride for Yamaha Motor France in 2014.
Cyril Despres joins the 2014 Dakar Yamaha team.
Kurt Caselli in the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40 Rally.
Kurt Caselli earned his first overall international rally victory in the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40.
Chaleco Lopez finished second overall in the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40.
Marc Coma rounded out the overall podium in the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40.
Javier Pizzolito during the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40, where he earned his first Cross Country Rallies stage win in Stage 3.
Helder Rodrigues led the overall field for a period during the 2013 Desafio Ruta 40, but a final stage crash kept him from completing the race.
Joan Barreda testing the new CRF450 Rally ahead of the 2014 Dakar Rally.
Paulo Goncalves won the 2013 Rally of Morocco and Cross Country Rallies World Championship title.
Cyril Despres in the 2013 Rally dos Sertoes in Brazil.
Marc Coma remains with KTM for the 2014 Dakar Rally and will look to maintain the Austrian brand's dominance in the event alive.
Honda debuted an updated CRF450 Rally bike ahead of the 2013 Rally of Morocco.
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