Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:3AM
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot during the 8th stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia, on January 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
Driver Sebastien Loeb, of France, and co-driver Daniel Elena, of Monaco, race their Peugeot during the 8th stage of the Dakar Rally in Bolivia, on January 10, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
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Sebastien Loeb has been the quickest in the 8th stage of the 2017 Dakar Rally, overtaking Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel to lead the overall standings.

The Tuesday run, spanning from Bolivia's Uyuni to Argentina's Salta, was to feature a timed section of 492 kilometers, split by a neutralized zone on the border between the two countries.

A short stop cost defending champion Peterhansel dearly and allowed World Rally Championship icon Loeb to capitalize and win the stage by 3 minutes and 35 seconds. Loeb now sits at the top of the classification by one minute and 38 seconds.