ERC winner Al-Attiyah is a Dakar hat-trick hero
Nasser Al-Attiyah, a winner in the FIA European Rally Championship, added a third Dakar triumph to his impressive CV, with victory on the gruelling event in Peru earlier this week.
The Qatari, who won the ERC-counting Cyprus Rally in 2017, reported making “no mistakes” over the 3000-kilometre competitive route.
“It’s fantastic,” said the Toyota driver, who was partnered by Frenchman Mathieu Baumel. “It was a very, very difficult rally for everybody. The good thing was that from day three we were leading and we built on our time every day until we came to the last day with a big, big lead. There were no mistakes during the entire rally, I’m really happy.”