Nasser Al Attiyah: “It’s good tomorrow that Stéphane is opening on marathon day”

January 14 th 2020 - 13:36 [GMT + 3]

Although he came within just 15 seconds of a first stage win this year, Nasser Al-Attiyah was still the main winner of the day: the second placed driver in the general standings moved to within 24 seconds of Carlos Sainz.

Nasser Al Atiyah (ar)
Nasser Al Atiyah (us)

“It was good because the buggy is fast. We tried to do our best and today I think we did a really good stage. I’m quite happy to close the gap with Carlos, but we’re still waiting for Carlos to see his time. I’m really quite happy today, Mathieu did a good job. [For the rest of the rally] We’ll see. I think tomorrow and after tomorrow will be very, very difficult for everybody. It’s good tomorrow that Stéphane is opening on marathon day. We’ll see now about Carlos, but, okay, it looks like the three cars are very close together. For all three of us, it is possible that one can win the Dakar”.

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