Nasser Al-Attiyah has shared his thoughts after winning the 2022 Dakar Rally in the cars category.
Al-Attiyah was unreachable at this year’s Dakar Rally. He led from day 1 and won his 4th Dakar Rally with a gap of 27 minutes and 46 seconds to the runner-up Sebastien Loeb.
After the finish, Al-Attiyah admitted that he was very happy to finally win the Dakar in Saudi Arabia.
“It was an incredible Dakar for us,” the Toyota Gazoo Racing driver said. Matthieu [Baumel, the co-driver] and I, the team, we all did a good job to win. We had finished second every time since we came to Saudi Arabia two years ago, now we’re really happy to achieve our goal.”
“Toyota Gazoo Racing did a fantastic job in the span of a year by building this new car. The whole race went without a hitch. We were on high alert, but now we know that we have an amazing car and we will do our best for the World Championship.”
“We opened up a gap on the first day and have since managed our lead. We’re really happy, and I reckon we’ll start thinking of the next Dakar in a week or ten days. We’re fortunate to get to race the Dakar in Saudi Arabia, and I would like to thank the government for this opportunity to discover such breathtaking landscapes.”