The 6th and final stage before the deserved rest day in the city of Iquique has seen riders face 688 kilometers with a 318km special.
After a well deserved rest day, the Dakar has resumed with a five o'clock start for Stage 7 of the rally.
The fourth stage of the Dakar has taken riders onto Chilean soil leaving behind Argentina and brought a change in terrain.
Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally between the towns of San Juan and Chilecito, consisted of 437 kilometers liaison, with a 220km were special.
Jordi Viladoms finished in 4th place in the longest and possibly toughest rally special of the Dakar 2015.
After completeting the compulsory technical controls, Jordi Viladoms has kicked off his 9th consecutive Dakar.