French driver Stephane Peterhansel took the overall lead in the Dakar Rally after finishing third in Saturday's stage around Castillon.
The stage was won by South Africa's Giniel De Villiers, with Belgium's Gregoire De Mevius second.
British driver Colin McRae finished seventh to move up to eighth in the overall standings.
In the bike category, David Fretigne maintained his race lead with his second consecutive stage win.
Overall positions after stage three:
1. Stephane Peterhansel (Fra) Mitsubishi 31 mins, 30 secs
2. Josep Maria Servia (Spa) Schlesser-Ford + 5 secs
3. Gregoire De Mevius (Bel) BMW + 22
4. Luc Alphand (Fra) BMW + 34
5. Miki Biasion (Ita) Mitsubishi at 44
8. Colin McRae (Gbr) Nissan + 1 min 24 secs
1. David Fretigne (Fra) Yamaha 29 mins
2. Cyril Desprès (Fra) KTM + 16 secs
3. Giovanni Sala (Ita) KTM + 1 min 06 secs
4. Isidre Esteve Pujol (Spa) KTM + 1:23
5 Richard Sainct (Fra) KTM+ 1:27