Al-Attiyah drops out of Dakar lead with penalty

Nasser Al-Attiyah was leading the car category before being slapped with a penalty.

We've had a change in the running after Day 1 of Dakar action and it involved the leading Mini in the car category. Nasser Al-Alltiyah was handed a two-minute penalty and thus dropped down to seventh place with co-driver Mathieu Baumel.

Fellow Mini drivers Orlando Terranova/Bernardo Graue have taken over the top spot as a result, also moving USA's Robby Gordon and Johnny Campbell up to second. The penalty is due to speeding, going 68km/h in a section where the limit was 50km/h.

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Series Dakar
Event Dakar
Sub-event Stage 1
Drivers Robby Gordon , Nasser Al-Attiyah , Orlando Terranova , Johnny Campbell , Bernardo Graue
Article type Breaking news
Tags mini cooper