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Nasser al-Attiyah


Dakar Stage 9: Price & Al-Attiyah Stay On Top

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There was a fair amount of chaos in the Peruvian dunes on the penultimate stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally. For many it was a final chance to claw back some serious time on their rivals. The soft sands of Pisco ended up biting hard and took the Dakar’s most successful ever competitor out of …

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The glorious day that all desert racers have been waiting for finally arrived as the 2019 Dakar Rally got started today. All the months of preparation were put into practice on the dunes around Pisco as stage one as the world’s toughest rally got underway. The opening special stage took place after a 247-kilometre liaison …

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Nasser Al Attiyah (QAT) of Toyota Gazoo Racing SA races during stage 1 of Rally Dakar 2017 from Asuncion, Paraguay to Resistencia, Argentina on January 2, 2017.

Today, the Dakar Rally finally started into its 2017 edition, with stage one taking the field from Paraguay’s capital Asuncion to Resistencia, Argentina. Prior to the border crossing the drivers had to contest a short 39-kilometre special stage. In terms of time for the competitors this was just under half an hour under the clock, but …

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A closer look at the numbers behind arguably motorsport’s toughest event. We’re still in the 12 days of Christmas but what of the 12 stages of Dakar? Arguably motorsport’s most arduous course gets under way on January 2 in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, stage one’s 454 kilometres a mere dent in the marathon course …

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