Stage win for Al-Attiyah, Meeke stopped 

By Adam Hall

05 Jan 2021

DPPI / F. Le Floc'h

A testing Tuesday

It was another tough Dakar day for Kris Meeke, his buggy stopping 20 km from the end of Stage 3. The 403 km test also caused problems for Carlos Sainz and Yazeed Al-Rajhi as Nasser Al-Attiyah sealed his second stage win in a row.


DPPI / F. Gooden

"Snowball effect"

Meeke had lost almost three hours when he stopped in the stage's final section. "A simple issue on Stage 1 is having a snowball effect," tweeted Meeke. "Let’s get back and see if we can get everything resolved. We will not give up!"


DPPI / F. Gooden

Peterhansel leads

Stephane Peterhansel and Edouard Boulanger hold a five-minute lead after finishing third on Tuesday's loop around Wadi Ad-Dawasir. Al-Attiyah has claimed second from Sainz who went off course 156 km into the stage, losing 31 minutes.


DPPI / F. Le Floc'h

The road to Riyadh

The Dakar crews will make their way to Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh, on Wednesday. Stage 4 is 337 km with a further 476 km of liaison.


DPPI / E.Vargiolu

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