Husqvarna take the win with Quintilla leading form the start and showing the rest of the field a clean pair of heels for the next five stages. He ended up 2.23 minutes ahead of Kevin Benavides and 11.51minutes ahead of Paulo Gonçalves both on Hondas.
Does this put KTM under pressure for their dominance of the Dakar with the other teams now having developed competitive rally bikes with competitive riders.
Sam Sunderland charged home in fourth place and although Gonçalves and Quintanilla had penalies of 6 mins and 2 mins respectively, Sam could still not close the gap.
Sunderland still retains the lead in the World Cross Country Champonship.