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   Wednesday, 15 January, 2003, 17:53 GMT
Peterhansel still on top in Dakar
Dakar Rally, stage 12: Siwa

Ari Vatanen of Finland drives his Nissan across the dessert in Siwa
Finland's Ari Vatanen makes inroads on the leaders with another good performance on the twelfth stage

Overall leader Stephane Peterhansel holds his nerve in tricky conditions but is 16 minutes off Vatanen's pace
France's Stephane Peterhansel finds stage 12 tough going but keeps his lead over Japan's Hiroshi Masuoka

Richard Sainct of France negotiates the Egyptian dessert on his KTM
France's Richard Sainct can only manage 11th but still extends his overall lead in the motobike standings

Dakar Rally, stage 13: Siwa to Dahkla

Finland's Ari Vatanen steers his Nissan pick-up to victory on stage 13 but France's Stephane Peterhansel
Former World Rally driver Ari Vatanen wins the 13th stage finishing over a minute ahead of Luc Alphand

France's Luc Alphand steers his BMW over the difficult terrain to finish second on stage 13
An impressive display sees Frenchman Luc Alphand grab second place in his BMW

France's Richard Sainct rides across the sand during stage 13, finishing in second place but maintaining his overall lead
Motorcyclist Richard Sainct maintains his overall lead but a stage win for Fabrizio Meoni closes the gap

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