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His first time on stage as a rally driver, in the run-up to the Dakar

Fernando Alonso did on Saturday, his first podium as a rallycoureur is achieved. The two-time world champion of Formula 1 and ended up with a navigator, Marc Coma, third in a five-day race in the United arab Emirates.

It was in front of Alonso – that his co-driver in the latter part of the race for third place has increased – it is the first real test in the run-up to the Dakar Rally in January, even in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to be held.

Last month, it was announced that the 38-year-old Followed up in January on behalf of Toyota, takes part in the Dakar Rally, in which he and team-mate of the Dutchman Bernhard ten Brinke.

The ex-Formula 1 driver will be assisted by a Coma, a living legend in the Dakar Rally. The 43-year-old Spaniard won the event in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2015 on the bikes, and is the sports director of the Dakar Rally.

Alonso had hoped earlier in the year, for the first time, the Indianapolis 500, to win it, and thus the Triple Crown of Racing (win at the Grand Prix of Monaco and the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Indy 500 to win. A dramatic qualifying, if he is not, however, participate in the Indy 500.

The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally will be from the 5th to the 17th of January was held. The rally will, for the first time in eleven years in South America and being organized.

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