Total distance : 791 km

Timed section : 522 km

On the day after their rollover, Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Andreas Schulz (GER) in their MINI John Cooper Works Buggy did far better by securing sixth place.

“It was an exhausting day for us,” said Hirvonen. “Due to our rollover in yesterday’s stage we arrived in the bivouac very late. Consequently, I could sleep for just 2.5 hours and today’s special stage was really long. But things went really well for us. The buggy handled just fantastically. Unfortunately, we were hampered by another car for about 100 kilometres what cost us several minutes.”

Tomorrow, the penultimate stage of the 2018 Dakar already will end at Cordoba, the venue of the finish. On the day after tomorrow, the final special stage will be contested on a loop around the Argentinean city. But tomorrow, before this final stage, the field will have to cover a total of 929 kilometres, with the special-stage mileage amounting to 369 kilometres. The stage will begin in dunes and sand to then be continued on routes that are known from the Argentinean WRC round.

Dakar 2018 Result SS12
1. N. Al-Attiyah (QAT) / M. Baumel (FRA) Toyota – 5h 49m 57s
2. S. Peterhansel (FRA) / J.-P. Cottret (FRA) Peugeot – 5h 52m 00s
3. G. de Villiers (RSA) / D. von Zitzewitz (GER) Toyota – 5h 54m 30s
4. O. Terranova (ARG) / R. Graue (ARG) MINI JCW Rally – 5h 55m 53s
5. B. Ten Brinke (NDL) / M. Périn (FRA) Toyota – 5h 57m 50s
6. M. Hirvonen (FIN) / A. Schulz (GER) MINI JCW Buggy – 6h 02m 12s

8. J. Przygonski (POL) / T. Colsoul (BEL) MINI JCW Rally – 6h 04m 48s

13. B. Garafulic (CHI) / F. Palmeiro (POR) MINI JCW Rally – 6h 31m 26s

Dakar 2018 Overall result after SS12
1. C. Sainz (ESP) / L. Cruz (ESP) Peugeot – 42h 24m 31s
2. S. Peterhansel (FRA) / J.-P. Cottret (FRA) Peugeot – 43h 09m 12s
3. N. Al-Attiyah (QAT) / M. Baumel (FRA) Toyota – 43h 30m 26s
4. B. Ten Brinke (NDL) / M. Périn (FRA) Toyota – 43h 41m 52s
5. G. de Villiers (RSA) / D. von Zitzewitz (GER) Toyota – 43h 51m 02s
6. J. Przygonski (POL) / T. Colsoul (BEL) MINI JCW Rally – 45h 15m 33s

16. B. Garafulic (CHI) / F. Palmeiro (POR) MINI JCW Rally – 55h 08m 49s
19. M. Hirvonen (FIN) / A. Schulz (GER) MINI JCW Buggy – 58h 40m 24s
20. O. Terranova (ARG) / R. Graue (ARG) MINI JCW Rally – 60h 44m 27s