Sports Desk, Jan 14 (EFE).- Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) sealed his fourth victory in the Dakar Rally car category following the twelfth and last stage Friday between Bisha and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Attiyah followed up his wins in 2011, 2015, 2019 by beating French Sebastien Loeb (Bahrain Raid Xtreme) in the overall rankings by 27 minutes, 46 seconds and Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi by 1 hour and 13 minutes.
Fourth place overall went to Argentinean driver Orlando Terranova and Spanish co-driver Daniel Oliveras Carreras, who finished at 1h27’23”.
Loeb had an almost impossible mission ahead of him on the last day as it was a timed section of only 168 kilometers. He was only able to cut five minutes and 33 seconds off the Qatari in a stage in which he finished second and which South African Henk Lategan (Toyota) won.
Spaniard Carlos Sainz (Audi), who won the penultimate stage Thursday, finished in eleventh position in the provisional general classification in the cars. EFE