Sébastien Loeb: "The Audis are always faster"
Dakar 2022 |
Stage 10 |
Wadi Ad Dawasir
January 12 th 2022 - 15:42 [GMT + 3]
Fifth in the stage at 4′25″, Loeb cut his deficit to Al-Attiyah by a minute and now trails the Qatari by 32′40″.
"Overall, it was a good day. We spent a minute and a half hovering around a waypoint, but other than that, it went great. In the end, the difference with Nasser was small, but that's normal, we spent the whole stage going flat out and I don't reckon you can expect to make massive gains in a special like this one. What I've been saying from the beginning is that I wanted to give it my all every day and see how it worked out. In terms of raw performance, even if we go full blast, it is hard to open up a gap, as the Audis are always faster and we struggle to match their pace. We're second now, the gap is too big and the race is no longer in our hands, but we're still hanging in there.