Nasser Al-Attiyah (Monica Paz/Getty Images)
Five-time winner Nasser Al-Attiyah posted his first win of this year’s Dakar Rally on Wednesday, clocking the quickest time in the Empty Quarter dunes between Al-Hofuf and Shubaytah in Saudi Arabia.
The 53-year-old Qatari, driving for Prodrive, finished 1min 51sec ahead of Toyota’s Guerlain Chicherit to claim his 48th stage win in the Dakar and moved second in the standings, gaining two minutes on cars leader Yazeed Al-Rajhi, who finished fourth behind Argentinian Juan Cruz Yacopini.
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