Nasser Al-Attiyah: "Three solid teams capable of winning"
Dakar 2022 |
Stage 12 |
EMPTY QUARTER MARATHON
January 14 th 2022 - 13:03 [GMT + 3]
Nasser Al-Attiyah went back to his winning ways after two editions in second place. It is his first triumph in Saudi Arabia. He hailed the performances of Audi and BRX in a display of fair play.
"It was an incredible Dakar for us. We hadn't won since 2019. We're pleased with the new T1+ regulations. There were three solid teams capable of winning. Matthieu and I, the team, we all did a good job to win. We had finished second every time since we came to Saudi Arabia two years ago, now we're really happy to achieve our goal. Toyota Gazoo Racing did a fantastic job in the span of a year by building this new car. The whole race went without a hitch. We were on high alert, but now we know that we have an amazing car and we will do our best for the World Championship. We opened up a gap on the first day and have since managed our lead. We're really happy, and I reckon we'll start thinking of the next Dakar in a week or ten days. We're fortunate to get to race the Dakar in Saudi Arabia, and I would like to thank the government for this opportunity to discover such breathtaking landscapes."