Nasser Al Attiyah: "For the championship, it's important to do well"
Dakar 2023 |
Stage 13 |
January 14 th 2023 - 12:09 [GMT + 3]
Today's runner-up, Al Attiyah, is advancing towards his fifth title with nary a bump on the road. Finishing second behind Loeb also contains the damage in the W2RC, which awards 5 through 1 points to the top 5 in each stage. Loeb snapped up 5 points for the stage win for the sixth time on a row, while Al Attiyah is pleased to grab 4 points today. The final tally will be calculated after the finish tomorrow.
"We got through stage 13, which was really interesting, with a lot of dunes. We finished second in a good position and I'm happy to keep our first place until the finish. For the championship, it is important to do well, like we did today, because it earns us points in the fight against Séb, who's cranking out one stage win after another. Today, finishing just behind him limits the difference to 1 point, but what is really important to me is winning the Dakar. The race was great for us, we just have to bring the title home now."