The 48-year-old Qatarees Nasser Al-Attiyah has Thursday out of the race in the 41st Dakar on bag. He did that in a Toyota Overdrive Racing’s Jean-Marc Fortin, and gave Toyota the first victory. It is also the first time that a Belgian team, the Dakar wins.
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In the final stage, about 112 kilometers from Pisco to Lima, did Al-Attiyah take it easy and finished outside the top ten, at 9:01 of the Spanish stage winner Carlos Sainz (Mini), the winner of last year. In the final standings, Al-Attiyah 46:42 for the Spaniard Nani Roma (Mini) and 1u54:18 on the Frenchman Sébastien Loeb (Peugeot).
For Al-Attiya, as kleiduifschutter also at the Olympic Games successfully (bronze in 2012), it is the third victory. In 2010, he won in a Volkswagen, in 2015, in a Mini.
When the riders went out of the race for the second time, after 2016, to Toby Price. The 31-year-old Australian also won the final stage. For KTM, it is the eighteenth victory in a row. .