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 Sunday, 12 January, 2003, 17:39 GMT
Peterhansel widens gap
Stephane Peterhansel's car in action during the 12th stage of the Dakar Rally
Peterhansel increased his lead by over two minutes
Dakar Rally (stage 11)

Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel won the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally to extend his lead in the overall standings.

Peterhansel clocked a time of three hours, 32 minutes and 53 seconds in his Mitsubishi, 90 seconds ahead of compatriot Luc Alphand.

The competitors drove cautiously over the 438km timed stage from Sarir in Libya to Siwa in Egypt after French co-driver Bruno Cauvy died in a crash during Saturday's 10th stage.

But there was further incident when a vehicle taking part in the truck race lost a wheel after an explosion on the border between Egypt and Libya.

The driver and two passengers were unhurt, but Egyptian authorities closed the section to competitors to remove the vehicle and secure the area.

Meanwhile, British motorcyclist Patsy Quick was taken to hospital with a suspected ruptured spleen after crashing.

Peterhansel leads defending champion Hiroshi Masuoka in the overall race standings with BMW driver Gregoire De Mevius third.

Italy's Fabrizio Meoni won the 11th stage of the motorbike race, but Richard Sainct of France extended his lead in the overall standings.


Stage 11 results:

Cars:
1 Stephane Peterhansel (Fra) 3hr 32min 53sec
2 Luc Alphand (Fra) 3:34:23
3 Hiroshi Masuoka (Jpn) 3:35:19
4 Gregoire De Mevius (Bel) 3:35:33
5 Ari Vatanen (Fin) 3:36:31

Overall standings:
1 Stephane Peterhansel (Fra) 27hr 54min 13sec
2 Hiroshi Masuoka (Jpn) (Ger)28:10:45
3 Gregoire De Mevius (Bel) 29:26:00
4 Jean-Pierre Fontenay 30:03:13
5 Miki Biasion (Ita) 30:13:41

Motorbikes:
1 Fabrizio Meoni (Ita) 3hr 45min 52sec
2 Richard Sainct (Fra) 3:55:25
3 Cyril Despres (Fra) 3:57:09
4 Per-Gunnar Lundmark (Swe) 3:59:38
5 Marc Coma (Spa) 4:02:07

Overall standings:
1 Richard Sainct (Fra) 31:20:52
2 Cyril Despres (Fra) 31:33:39
3 Fabrizio Meoni (Ita) 31:48:53
4 Jean Brucy (Fra) 32:16:46
5 Jean De Azevedo (Bra) 32:25:47

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