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2010 Dakar Rally Stage Twelve: The Record Is Vladimir Chagin’s!

Truck racer Vladimir Chagin took his 56th career Dakar stage win on today’s 12th stage.   The win was the Russian’s ninth win of this year’s event as he extended his lead over Kamaz teammate Firdaus Kabirov to one hour and 13 minutes.   It was another one-two-three result for the manufacturer, with Ilgizar Mardeev finishing third ahead of the pair of drivers who have consistently been amongst the best non-Kamaz drivers this year: Matric Macik in a Liaz and Marcel Van Vliet in a Ginaf.   Chagin’s stage victory moved him one ahead of Stephane Peterhansel, driving a BMW in this year’s car category, who finished fourth on today’s 476 kilometer stage (which was shortened to 470 kilometers by the time the cars finished due to the s...

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