Dakar: auto, quarto trionfo per il qatariota Al-Attiyah – Sport

Nasser Al-Attiyah, who drives a Toyota, won the fourth Dakar Rally by car, after those in 2011, 2015 and 2019, at the end of the twelfth and final stage with a finish in Jeddah, the second largest city in the world. Kingdom Saudi Arabia.
The Qatari driver in the front and stage, beat French Sebastien Loeb (Prodrive) by 27’46” and Saudi Yazid Al-Rajhi (Toyota) by 1 hour and 1 minute”.
Since the first stages, Al-Attiyah has amassed up to 48 minutes of advantage, to run after that in the past few days, also thanks to the collaboration of the driver, Matteo Baumel, in his third success in the legendary rally-raid. The 51-year-old Qatari is a multifaceted athlete: in fact, he won an Olympic medal in the skeet competition, skeet shooting at the Olympic Games. Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel (Audi) took the victory in the final stage.
In motos, 32-year-old Briton Sam Sunderland (Gas Gas) won the Dakar for the second time, after 2017 in South America.
He finished the season 3’27” ahead of Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Honda), the final stage winner, and 6’47 seconds ahead of Austrian Matthias Falkner (KTM).

Sam Sunderland, 32, won his second Dakar Rally raid in the motocross class, after his first success in 2017 in South America. He was preceded by Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Honda) and Austrian Matthias Walkner (KTM). The first British motorcyclist to win the Dakar, Sunderland came close to debuting in 2019, then finished 3/o behind teammates Toby Price and Matthias Walkner, and again in 2021, when he returned 3/o in the wake of Kevin Benavides and Ricky Brabec . After six copies disputed with the official Red Bull KTM team, he joined the official GasGas team. In a particularly eventful edition, Sunderland, the general classification leader during the first week, managed to reclaim the top spot from his son-in-law Adrien van Beveren – Sunderland is married to the French driver’s sister – just on the last night of his arrival. In the cars category, Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) is expected to win his fourth Dakar after the successes of 2011, 2015 and 2019.

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