After an encouraging start, Fernando Alonso experienced in the second stage the inexorability of the famous Dakar Rally.
Alonso is after 11. site on the introductory stage, had an accident the second day, after severely damaging the front wheel and suspension after colliding with a rock.
The two-time world champion and his navigator Marc Coma first tried to repair the Toyota Hillux on their own, but eventually had to wait for the assistance of the escort vehicle.
The stage was won by Alonso's teammate Giniel de Villiers, and the runner-up was taken over by Mini driver Orlando Terranova. Alonso now occupies the total 46. city.