- Race Day: October 16, 2012
- City: Merzouga
- Country: Morocco
- Another Promising Day For TEAM HRC
- Helder Rodrigues, fresh from winning the first stage of the Morocco Rally, today had the difficult task of opening the track in a demanding 315 km stage, characterized by very difficult navigation and 22 kms of dunes of the Erg Chebbi to cross from south to north. A very high sun made the navigation even tougher.