Dakar - Cars: Gordon doubles with stage 13 win

Robby Gordon backed up his confident prediction by winning stage 13 of the Dakar Rally in the car category.

After placing second on the 12th stage a day earlier, the American announced the 380 kilometre special between Copiapo and La Serena was made for him.

And the Hummer driver was true to his word as he saw off the challenge of Guerlain Chicherit to claim his second stage win of the 2013 race - and his ninth career victory.

Giniel de Villiers finished third on the day while overall race leader Stephane Peterhansel retained his advantage at the top of the standings.

Russian Leonid Novitskiy climbs into third overall, displacing Nani Roma.

Stage 13 result

1 Robby Gordon (USA) 3:40:53

2 Guerlain Chicherit (FRA) 3:41:15 +22

3 Orlando Terranova (ARG) 3:45:34 +04:41

4 Giniel de Villiers (RSA) 3:49:01 +08:08

5 Leonid Novitskiy (RUS) 3:49:28 +08:35

6 Lucio Ezequiel Alvarez (ARG) 3:51:54 +11:01

7 Carlos Sousa (POR) 3:53:38 +12:45

8 Ronan Chabot (FRA) 3:53:58 +13:05

9 Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) 3:54:44 +13:51

10 Zhou Yong (CHN) 4:01:12 +20:19

23 Matthias Kahle (GER) 4:33:54 +53:01

26 Stephan Schott (GER) 4:40:08 +59:15

Standings after 13 stages

1 Stéphane Peterhansel 36:44:46

2 Giniel de Villiers + 44:38

3 Leonid Novitskiy + 1:29:31

4 Nani Roma + 1:40:26

5 Orlando Terranova + 1:52:40

6 Carlos Sousa + 2:38:40

7 Ronan Chabot + 3:02:25

8 Guerlain Chicherit + 3:29:22

9 Pascal Thomasse + 4:31:49

10 Boris Garafulic + 4:45:58