South African driver Henk Lategan won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally as three-time champion Nasser al-Attiyah retained his overall lead.
France’s nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb won Stage 2 of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, a 338km drive from Ha’il to Qaisumah.
Qatari Nasser al-Attiyah won the first special of the Dakar Rally on Sunday to extend his race lead after victory in the prologue.
The Dakar Rally begins on Saturday in Saudi Arabia with South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers looking for a second overall victory.
SA rally driver Giniel de Villiers is no stranger to the world of off-road racing with seven podium finishes in his Dakar career to date.
The 2022 Dakar Rally will feature more sand dunes as the epic car and moto stage race heads back to Saudi Arabia for the third time.
The second part of the Marathon section of Dakar 2021 saw Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel win their fourth stage of the race.
South Africa’s Giniel de Villiers has won Thursday’s gruelling fifth stage of the Dakar Rally ahead of compatriot Brian Baragwanath.
Proudly South African: Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah charged to a third consecutive stage win in the Dakar Rally on Wednesday 6 January 2021.
The Dakar Rally heads back to the deserts of Saudi Arabia for the second time, where the race will be run from January 3-15, 2021.