Nasser Al Attiyah: “I will do my best for Seb to win because we are a team”

Dakar 2024 | Stage 6 | SHUBAYTAH > SHUBAYTAH
January 12 th 2024 - 10:55 [GMT + 3]

Nasser Al Attiyah suffered mechanical problems 50 km from the finish of stage six and has lost 2 hours and 40 minutes to see his chances of obtaining a sixth triumph on the Dakar go up in smoke. The Qatari driver’s only ambition now is to try and secure as many points as possible for the championship and to help his team-mate Sébastien Loeb.  

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“It was not a good day. On the last 50 kilometres we broke the steering and we couldn’t do anything to repair. We waited for our assistance truck to come, we fixed it and then got to the finish. We’ll try to keep going and we’ll see what we can do. It was good opening yesterday, but it was not easy, we knew we’d lost time, but it was more or less perfect and we were happy, but then on the last 50 km we broke the steering. Everything is not finished, but now we’ll try to play for the world championship. I will also try to help Seb, to be behind him. At least he can win this Dakar. I will do my best for him to win because we are a team”.

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