Al-Attiyah “really lucky” to finish Dakar stage after mechanical scare

The three-time Dakar winner lost almost eight minutes to nearest rival Sebastian Loeb in the overall classification by the end of the 395km Stage 8 between Dawadimi and Wadi Ad Dawasir, having completed the majority of the stage with only front-wheel drive with his Toyota while he also suffered a puncture early into the test.
The Qatari driver, who finished Stage 8 in 11th place, explained …Keep reading