Sébastien Loeb: “We tried really hard from the start”

Dakar 2022 | Stage 8 | Al Dawadimi > Wadi Ad Dawasir
January 10 th 2022 - 14:30 [GMT + 3]

The BRX team driver is continuing his game of cat and mouse behind Nasser Al Attiyah: 7 minutes won today, but still a deficit of 35 minutes in the general rankings.

Sébastien Loeb - Etape 8 - FR
Sébastien Loeb - Stage 8 - ENG

“It was not easy. We pushed really hard from the start until the end because we were opening the road, so we just wanted to stay ahead and not have Nasser following. We tried really hard from the start, but I had a puncture. We changed the wheel quickly and finally we continued like that until the neutralisation point when we saw that we had lost our spare wheel and it was the only one we had left, so I was a bit careful at the end, but I think in the end I drove a good stage. The navigation was good with no mistakes, so it shouldn’t be too bad. I don’t know if we’ve gained on Nasser. We’re here and he hasn’t arrived yet so I don’t know what the gap will be at the end”.

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