Belgian motorcycle rider Eric Palante and two spectators have died during the Dakar Rally in Argentina.
Marc Coma maintained his huge lead in the Dakar Rally with a second-place finish on the 288-mile stage six on Friday.
Red Bull KTM’s Marc Coma won stage five of the Dakar Rally to open up a huge overall lead of more than 40 minutes.
Carlos Sainz took the overall lead of the Dakar Rally after winning the fourth stage from San Juan to Chilecito
Spain’s Juan Pedredo took stage four of the Dakar Rally as defending champion Cyril Despres suffered an engine breakdown.
Joan Barreda Bort won the third stage from San Rafael to San Juan to move to the top of the overall standings.
Nani Roma took the third stage from San Rafael to San Juan with a time of two hours, 58 minutes and 52 seconds.
A win on the second day of the Dakar Rally has seen Stephane Peterhansel assume the overall lead.
Sam Sunderland took the second stage of the Dakar Rally from San Luis to San Rafael with a time of three hours, 42 minutes and 10 seconds.
Dakar legend Stephane Peterhansel's bid to win a 12th title got off to a bad start as he suffered a puncture.
Honda's Joan Barreda got the better of Dakar big-hitters Marc Coma and Cyril Despres to win the opening bike stage.
Marcos Patronelli finished third on the final stage of the Dakar quad class to secure overall victory for a second time in three years.
The 2013 Dakar Rally will start in Peru for the first time and end in Chile after crossing the Andes into Argentina.
France's Stephane Peterhansel eased to a 10th Dakar Rally victory as he coasted home on the final stage to win the cars classification.
Cyril Despres won the bikes classification of the Dakar Rally after an uneventful final stage.
The final day of the Dakar 2012 was marred by the reported death of a Colombian fan who crashed when following the race on his bike.
Argentine Alejandro Patronelli successfully defended his Dakar Rally quads title after finishing third on the final stage.
Gerard De Rooy won the trucks section in the Dakar Rally after easing to sixth on the final stage.
See the photo gallery from the 2012 Dakar Rally.
Stephane Peterhansel is cruising towards a 10th Dakar Rally victory after winning Saturday's penultimate stage from Nasca to Pisco.