Monster Energy/X-Raid Team 2012 Dakar Rally – Stage 3 We have gone from the hunter to the hunted now. In the third special stage — from San Rafael to San Juan — the Monster Energy X-raid Team celebrated a one-two.

Spanish-French pairing Duo Nani Roma / Michel Périn set the fastest time of the day, in their yellow Monster Energy MINI ALL4 Racing, with their team-mate Krzysztof Holowczyc (Poland) and his Belgian co-driver Jean-Marc Fortin in the ORLEN MINI ALL4 Racing coming second. Thanks to this second place, Holowczyc also took the lead in the overall rankings. Due to two punctures, the two Frenchmen Stéphane Peterhansel and Jean-Paul Cottret had to settle for coming seventh while Russia’s Leonid Novitskiy and his German navigator Andi Schulz finished ninth.