A Chinese driver has topped the rankings for the first time in Dakar history.
Sixty-one-year-old Mao Ruijin driving a Polaris is leading the 7-vehicle UTV category after two days of racing1.
Mao snatched the lead after winning the second stage in Argentina.
He has an advantage of just shy of a minute over teammate and compatriot Li Dongsheng.
The other Polaris and Chinese driver Wang Fujiang is 5th.
He holds a lead of about one and a half minute over opening day winner Nasser Al-Attiyah.
Defending champion Stephane Peterhansel has had two hellish days so far. He is in 7th place, almost 7 minutes behind his Peugeot teammate Loeb.
Chinese driver He Zhitao is currently 36th.
Bad news for Chinese team Zongshen, Taiwan singer Jen Hsien Chi crashed and pulled out of stage 2.
Zhao Hongxi failed a mechanical check and did not start the stage.
No latest official information is yet available for Zhang Min.
Today's stage 3 stays in Argentina.
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