Nasser Al-Attiyah is extremely motivated to finally win his fourth Dakar Rally after consecutive runner-up finishes.
Al-Attiyah is always considered one of the favorites of the Dakar Rally in the cars category. He was close to reaching success last year but lost the battle to Stephane Peterhansel and finished 2nd, repeating his 2020 result. Al-Attiyah’s only goal at this year’s Dakar is to win.
“We are quite happy to be here in Dakar now, the third Dakar in Saudi Arabia,” he told Motorsport.com.
“I’m quite happy also with the new regulations, T1+. I think it will be exciting. Still nobody knows who will be the fastest because all cars here now, the T1+s, are new.
“I hope this Dakar will be for us because after two podiums in Saudi Arabia with second and second, I think this is the right time now to win Dakar.
“I’m ready, physically, mentally. We did a lot of kilometers with the T1+ car. My job is to win this race.
“Every time I see myself as the favorite. I’m strong and we had an amazing year. Second position in Dakar and after four race wins we won the World Cup, this is an amazing year.”