Yazeed Al-Rajhi crashing in Stage 5 of the 2024 Dakar Rally. He drives a South African-built Toyota GR Hilux EVO T1U (Dakar / Twitter)
Dakar Rally overall leader Yazeed Al-Rajhi’s hopes of winning this year’s car race at home have been crushed after an accident in Thursday’s sixth stage around Shubaytah, organisers said.
“The car did a barrel roll and now is damaged,” explained Al-Rajhi, who finished third in last year’s race.
The 42-year-old Saudi Toyota driver was unable to repair his Hilux after an accident which occurred 51km into the stage, organisers said in statement.
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