Australian, Paul Smith driving the PWR cooled Honda Quad has taken his maiden stage victory on the 2013 Dakar Rally held in South Amer-ica with a dominating stage 11 win in the Quads class. Conditions was extreme with temperatures around 50 Degrees.

Smith beat a world class field for the La Rioja to Fiambala, Argentina stage which has a reputation of being one of the toughest of the Rally.

Smith’s time of 3:46:04 for the stage was impressive in the heatwave conditions with the next rider 4:18 behind.