Contender Al-Attiyah drops out of the cars in the Dakar Rally
The Dakar Rally after three stages, is already a leading candidate for the final victory in the autoklassement lost. Two-time winner Nasser Al-Attiyah is Thursday not to go in the fourth stage.
The Toyota of the car driver from Qatar is too badly damaged to continue to drive in the woestijnrally through South America.
Team manager Jean-Marc Fortin confirmed Thursday the statement of Al-Attiyah, who in the stage from Wednesday to San Salvador de Jujuy in a pit reed and one of his wheels broke on a stone.
The Qatarees knew the bivouac to pick up, but on a very large backlog. Closer inspection showed the chassis of the Toyota Hilux is too badly damaged for the rally to continue.
Al-Attiyah won the Dakar Rally in 2011 and 2015. He recorded this edition with a win in the first leg. The Dakar Rally will be held Thursday with a stage of about 521 km from San Salvador De Jujuy to Tupiza.
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