Peugeot’s Stephane Peterhansel won his second stage of the Silk Way Rally in the cars category but the Frenchman remains more than three hours behind overall leader Sébastien Loeb.
Loeb finished the 600km stage second and extended his lead over teammate Cyril Despres by just over an hour.
China’s Han Wei continued to impress for Geely, finishing third to move 4th overall.
Dakar winner Eduard Nikolaev won the trucks stage for Kamaz, but like Peterhansel he is well off the pace overall.
Martin Kolomy of Tatra looks the only man capable of threatening Kamaz. He came second today and is 12m53 off the pace.
But it was game over for one Gerard De Rooy who will be ruing the 112 hours of penalties that he picked up on the stage.