Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) won its fourth Dakar in a car, after 2011, 2015 and 2019, at the end of the twelfth and final stage in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) on Friday.
Winner of the prologue and of a stage, he is ahead of the French Sebastien loeb (Prodrive).
Sébastien Loeb and his Belgian co-driver Fabian Lurquin will have resumed 5:33 this Friday, but it was not enough. Loeb and Lurquin take second step of the podium in front of another Toyota, that of Yazeed Al Rajhi. The Saudi is on the podium of the event for the first time since his debut in 2015.
With four victories in the rally-raid, Nasser Al-Attiyah climbs to the level of the Finn Ari Vatanen, but still remains far from the eight successes of the French Stephane Peterhansel.
At 51, the prince of the desert pocketed its fourth success in eighteen participations after those won in 2011 with Volkswagen, in 2015 with Mini and in 2019 with Toyota. For the second time, the Japanese manufacturer has entered its name on the Dakar palmares.