After a hard journey of 5,000 km in ten stages, Al-Attiyah, who dominated the Dakar Rally 2019 from beginning to end, outstripped the Spanish Nani Roma (Mini) by 46 min and 42 seconds.
“Al-Attiyah, 48, had already won the at the wheel of a Volkswagen and a Mini before being crowned with the Japanese brand”, W Radio reported yesterday, adding that this is Al-Attiyah’s third win.
"Everybody wants to win the Dakar, but when we found that in Peru (...) there was a lot of sand dunes we knew we could do what we are good at," Al-Attiyah said after the competition.
The former world champion in rallies, the French Sebastien Loeb, took third place in the general standings, almost two hours behind the Qatari.
As for the motorcycle category, the Australian Toby Price (KTM) was the winner for a second time.
The Argentine Nicolás Cavigliasso (Yamaha) was crowned this Thursday in the quad category, and the Chilean duo Francisco "Chaleco" Lopez and Alvaro Juan León Quintanilla (Can-Am), won in the SxS category.