Al-Attiyah: ‘I’ve had 16 punctures and that’s a long time wasted’

The Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Gazoo Racing), winner of the eleventh stage of the Dakar Rally, regretted that the good performance of his car is not reflected in the general, where he is second at 15:05 behind the French Stéphane Peterhansel (X-Raid Mini JCW) in the absence of a special.

“I am happy to have reached day 11 of the Dakar Rally without any mechanical problems in the car but, like last year, we are suffering with the wheels (…) We had many punctures, sixteen. If you multiply that by a minute and a half, it’s a lot of time wasted “, he analyzed.

Al-Attiyah he does not throw in the towel, although he knows that he only has one chance to be champion in Jeddah. “We’ll see what happens tomorrow “He said thinking about the last stage.