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Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules aren't changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s.
Nasser Al-Attiyah believes buggy competitors at the Dakar Rally have an inherent advantage over his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad ahead of the showdown in his victory battle with Stephane Peterhansel.
Stephane Peterhansel says he considers himself “really lucky” to have finished second in the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally after being hamstrung by two different technical issues.
Sebastien Loeb has switched focus to development running and supporting Bahrain Raid Xtreme teammate Nani Roma after his Dakar Rally was wrecked by an eight-hour stop with broken suspension.
Dakar Rally director David Castera has responded to criticism from competitors about this year’s roadbook and insists the alterations haven’t been made to “make things difficult on purpose”.
Sebastien Loeb believes the navigational challenges posed to the crews in the 2021 Dakar Rally has taken the emphasis away from the drivers and made it a “race of co-drivers.”
Stephane Peterhansel says the Dakar Rally has become “kind of dangerous” in 2021 due to high average speeds witnessed in the deserts of Saudi Arabia.
Defending Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz Sr lost over half an hour on the third stage of the 2021 event due to a navigation problem having got “stuck on a point”.
Nasser Al-Attiyah is focusing on the fifth and sixth stages of the Dakar Rally which he feels will be vital to his victory hopes after a second successive stage win.
Rally legend Carlos Sainz says there is “double the pressure” on competitors in the Dakar Rally due to the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2019 Dakar closed with an emotional picture for the heavyweight stars of the Truck division: a hug between the victorious Russian Eduard Nikolav (Kamaz) and the defeated Dutchman Gerard de Rooy (Iveco).
Motorsport.com chats to Petronas De Rooy Iveco team manager Henk van Leuven in the Pisco bivouac at the Dakar Rally.
We discover how the trucks get set for the marathon stage with Corné Van Drunen, the chief mechanic of the Petronas De Rooy Iveco Team.