Al-Attiyah on verge of third Dakar title

      Published on Thursday, 17 January , 2019      589 Views     
Al-Attiyah on verge of third Dakar title


Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah moved to within touching distance of his third Dakar Rally title by winning the penultimate stage of the off-road race here on Wednesday.





The Toyota driver finished the 313km loop around Pisco in southern Peru in three hours, 53 minutes and 22 seconds, almost five minutes ahead of X-Raid’s Spanish driver Nani Roma.

South African Giniel de Villiers was third in his Toyota, more than seven minutes off the pace.

It was a frustrating day for nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb, who led for most of the stage before his Peugeot encountered mechanical problems in the final stretch.

Al-Attiyah now leads the overall standings by 51 minutes ahead of Thursday’s final stage from Pisco to Lima. Roma is second and Loeb third.

Earlier, Michael Metge of France took out the motorbike stage, finishing two minutes ahead of Bolivia’s Daniel Nosiglia. Chilean Pablo Quintanilla was third, three and a half minutes behind Metge.



Australian Toby Price leads the overall bike standings, a minute and two seconds ahead of second-placed Quintanilla.


Keywords:
Category Sport | 2019/01/17 latest update at 4:00 PM
Source : Xinhua | Photocredit : Google
590 Views
Comments Add comment



Gulf Media

Related Articles

The editorial staff of Qatar Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Qatar and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Qatar Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Qatar, the Gulf and the world.