Nasser Al Attiyah: “We didn't have any spare wheels”

Dakar 2021 | Stage 9 | Neom > Neom
January 12 th 2021 - 17:05 [GMT + 3]

The three times winner of the Dakar suffered a significant time loss due to several punctures on the loop around Neom. He now trails Stéphane Peterhansel by 17’50’’ in the general standings.

“The navigation was no problem, but we had three flat tyres, three punctures and we didn't have any spare wheels, so we decided to just to get to the finish and Stéphane passed us. It was not easy for us today. But what can we do? We can’t change anything with the tyres. That’s life, I’m not disappointed. What can I do? I have done my best and I'm here at the finishing line. Still, everything is possible”.

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