Carlos Sainz: "We finally got a clear run"

Dakar 2023 | Stage 8 | AL DUWADIMI > HAIL
January 8 th 2023 - 15:10 [GMT + 3]

Originally hailed as the winner of the stage, Carlos Sainz was later relegated to third place by a penalty for speeding, handing the win to Sébastien Loeb.


Carlos Sainz – Stage 8 – ENG
Carlos Sainz –Etapa 8 – ESP

"Yeah, we had a good stage, a clean stage. Finally, we got to enjoy ourselves a little bit and get a clear run. Starting so far behind, we had no dust, thanks to the rain. I liked it much better before in the Dakar. When a priority driver got a problem, you were immediately put in the top 15. I think it's not good for us, not good for the others. I'm very disappointed at all the problems we got. The whole team was not very lucky. I think we've been unlucky, but we'll keep attacking and enjoying the race."

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