Qatar’s Olympic medalist in shooting at the 2012 London Games, Nasser Al-Attiyah has won his third world´s toughest Dakar Rally on Thursday (Jan 17) . Sebastien Loeb, second to Sainz in the final stage, took third place overall behind Roma.
Al-Attiyah had enough in hand to avoid taking any risks in his Toyota on the 10th and final stage from Pisco to the Peruvian capital, crossing the line a sedate 12th behind Carlos Sainz. France´s former nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb took third in the overall standings, almost two hours behind the Qatari whose previous wins came in 2011 and 2015.
And after winning his third stage of this year´s event on Wednesday for his 34th career stage win the title was his, barring final-day disaster.
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17 November, 2019