Al Attiyah wins Dakar fourth stage
Qaisumah, Saudi Arabia – The Qatari, looking for a 4th Dakar title behind the wheel of a Toyota, drew a more 25 secs free from Sebastien Loeb in the total vehicle positions to lead the French rally celebrity by 38mins 05sec
Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al Attiyah took Wednesday’s 4th phase in Riyadh after Saudi chauffeur Yazeed Al Rajhi was captured out by a speeding fine.
The residence hope led the timings after the 465 kilometre expedition throughout the desert from Qaisumah.
However a 2 min permission dropped him to 5th, with Al Attiyah handed the phase to include in his success in the beginning and also initial stage.
Al Attiyah discussed the acquired win had actually come with a rate.
” We attempted to establish a high rate, yet our strategy was not needing to open up tomorrow (Thursday) since there will certainly be no bikes and also, consequently, no tracks,” he claimed.
” However, also if we fail a little bit tomorrow in these problems, it will certainly place us in a beneficial placement for the following day.”
The Qatari, looking for a 4th Dakar title behind the wheel of a Toyota, drew a more 25 secs free from Sebastien Loeb in the total vehicle positions to lead the French rally celebrity by 38mins 05sec.
Loeb, runner-up in the phase in advance of Carlos Sainz in Audi’s brand-new crossbreed, had his potential customers of total triumph nicked on Tuesday after his vehicle’s propshaft damaged after simply 10km right into the 3rd phase.
In the bikes classification Spain’s Joan Barreda Bort scratched up his 2nd phase win in 3 days– his 29th occupation unique phase win in the race– with Chile’s Pablo Quintanilla in 2nd.
Briton Sam Sunderland leads the total standingd by 3 mins over 2018 champion Matthias Walkner of Austria.