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Nasser Al-Attiyah

1970-12-21 (age 50)

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Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego" Dakar
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Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue. 

Dakar 2021, Stage 8: Al-Attiyah cuts gap to Peterhansel Dakar
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Dakar 2021, Stage 8: Al-Attiyah cuts gap to Peterhansel

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah closed the gap to his X-raid Mini rival Stephane Peterhansel with a fine victory in the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally.

Al-Attiyah targets “two key stages” to secure Dakar win

Nasser Al-Attiyah is focusing on the fifth and sixth stages of the Dakar Rally which he feels will be vital to his victory hopes after a second successive stage win.

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar warm-up event in Andalusia

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Carlos Sainz to victory in the Andalusia Rally, the main warm-up event for next January's Dakar Rally.

Al-Attiyah: Dakar 2020 regs were "not fair"

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah believes the current Dakar Rally regulations are "not fair" towards four-wheel-drive cars, and expects the balance to be addressed for 2021.

Sainz wins 2020 Dakar Rally for X-raid Mini, Alonso 13th Dakar
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Sainz wins 2020 Dakar Rally for X-raid Mini, Alonso 13th

Carlos Sainz has secured his third Dakar Rally victory in the 2020 edition of the event, held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever.

Al-Attiyah, Peterhansel concede defeat to Sainz Dakar
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Al-Attiyah, Peterhansel concede defeat to Sainz

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Stephane Peterhansel have conceded defeat in the 2020 Dakar Rally victory battle ahead of the final stage, with Peterhansel having "his fingers crossed" for his teammate Carlos Sainz.

Toyota: Dakar Mini duel "much bigger" than expected Dakar
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Toyota: Dakar Mini duel "much bigger" than expected

Toyota Gazoo Racing team boss Glyn Hall says he and his driver Nasser Al-Attiyah have “a much bigger fight” on their hands against X-raid Mini in the 2020 Dakar Rally than they had expected before the marathon.

Dakar 2020, Stage 9: Al-Attiyah wipes out Sainz's lead Dakar
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Dakar 2020, Stage 9: Al-Attiyah wipes out Sainz's lead

X-raid Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel recorded his third stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally, as Nasser Al-Attiyah closed in on rally leader Carlos Sainz.

Dakar 2020, Stage 7: Sainz tops longest test Dakar
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Dakar 2020, Stage 7: Sainz tops longest test

X-raid Mini driver Carlos Sainz has scored his third stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally to further extend his advantage in the general classification.

Al-Attiyah wants Button to join Alonso in future Dakar

Reigning Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah believes rookie Fernando Alonso has proven competitive enough to return to the race in the future, and hopes he is joined by fellow ex-Formula 1 drivers like Jenson Button.

Dakar 2020, Stage 6: Sainz increases lead further Dakar
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Dakar 2020, Stage 6: Sainz increases lead further

Stephane Peterhansel has scored X-raid Mini's fourth consecutive stage win of the 2020 Dakar Rally, while Carlos Sainz heads into the rest day as the marathon leader.

Al-Attiyah penalised for Sainz interference, Alonso benefits Dakar
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Al-Attiyah penalised for Sainz interference, Alonso benefits

Three-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah was handed a three-minute post-stage penalty on Tuesday’s competitive running, elevating Fernando Alonso to fourth place on the day.

Dakar 2020, Stage 3: Sainz takes the lead Dakar
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Dakar 2020, Stage 3: Sainz takes the lead

X-raid Mini driver Carlos Sainz has taken the lead in the 2020 Dakar Rally marathon, after topping the third stage on Tuesday.

Al-Attiyah mystified by repeat Toyota puncture woes

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah has expressed his frustration after being hobbled by multiple punctures on the first two days of the Dakar Rally.

Ten things to watch for in the 2020 Dakar Rally

The Dakar Rally officially opens the third chapter of its illustrious history this weekend as the legendary off-road event takes place in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Valentin Khorounzhiy and Jamie Klein are your guides to the 2020 edition.

Morocco Rally: Al-Attiyah tops Stage 1, rocky start for Alonso

Nasser Al-Attiyah holds the top spot in the Morocco Rally after the conclusion of the first stage on Saturday, as Fernando Alonso’s first true cross-country rally got off to a rocky start.

Merzouga Rally: Van Beveren, Al-Attiyah win opening stage

Yamaha's works rider Adrien Van Beveren set the fastest time on the opening stage of the 2019 Merzouga Rally, while Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah prevailed in the SxS class.

HWA announces tie-up with Arden F2 team

Formula E and DTM outfit HWA has expanded its racing activities further, signing an engineering and technical partnership with the Arden Formula 2 team. 

Vettel: Schumacher would be proud to watch Mick

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher would be proud to witness his son Mick’s performances in person, says Sebastian Vettel. 

Dovizioso grants Petrucci access to support staff

New factory Ducati MotoGP signing Danilo Petrucci has revealed he has been granted access to teammate Andrea Dovizioso's support staff ahead of the 2019 season.

Lorenzo set for tests on hand after hospital visit

New Honda MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo went to hospital in Verona on Saturday afternoon with severe hand pain, and is set for further tests to discount any possible injury.

Sanz “very surprised” to complete ninth straight Dakar

Laia Sanz admits she was "very surprised" to maintain her perfect record of Dakar Rally finishes, having only just recovered from a serious illness before this year's edition.

STARD gets Ford backing for new World RX car

Manfred Stohl’s STARD World Rallycross team is developing a new Ford Fiesta ST Supercar with support from Ford Performance for 2019.

Volkswagen targets Nordschleife electric record with I.D. R

Volkswagen has targeting beating the lap record for electric cars around the Nurburgring Nordschleife with its I.D. R prototype this year.

Petrucci: No "rush" to earn 2020 Ducati seat

Danilo Petrucci believes there is no "rush" to prove himself worthy of remaining at the factory Ducati MotoGP team beyond his current one-year contract.

F1 reports TV and digital growth for 2018

Formula 1 has released figures to outline a “significant increase” in audience figures across TV and digital platforms in 2018, the second year of Liberty Media’s ownership.

Roma: Lack of team support undermined Dakar bid

Nani Roma believes his Dakar Rally victory bid was harmed by having no teammates to assist him within the X-raid Mini camp, unlike Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Ducati unveils new livery for 2019 MotoGP season

Ducati has unveiled the livery it will use for the 2019 MotoGP season, featuring prominent 'Mission Winnow' branding.

Al-Attiyah: Dakar win will boost Toyota involvement

Nasser Al-Attiyah believes his Dakar Rally success this year will prompt Toyota to increase its backing of the Gazoo Racing South Africa team in future editions of the race.

Al-Attiyah seals Toyota's first Dakar win

Nasser Al-Attiyah has claimed a milestone first Dakar Rally win for Toyota in the 2019 edition of the race.

Dakar 2019, Stage 9: Al-Attiyah on verge of victory

Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace in the penultimate stage of the 2019 marathon, edging ever closer to a milestone first victory for Toyota.

Dakar 2019, Stage 8: Loeb fastest, Al-Attiyah stretches lead

Sebastien Loeb scored his fourth stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally on Tuesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretched his lead in the overall standings to 46 minutes.

Dakar 2019, Stage 6: Loeb wins, Peterhansel struggles

Sebastien Loeb picked up his third stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally as the event resumed on Sunday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage at the head of the field.

Toyota ‘has plan in place’ if Alonso wants to contest Dakar

Motorsport.com can reveal that over the last two months Toyota has been planning for the eventuality that Fernando Alonso will decide to contest the Dakar Rally in future.

Dakar 2019, Stage 4: Al-Attiyah extends lead

Dakar Rally 2019 leader Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage over the chasing pack by topping the event's fourth stage, running from Arequipa to Tacna.

Al-Attiyah confirms Alonso wants Dakar Toyota test

Dakar Rally star Nasser Al-Attiyah has confirmed that he has spoken with Fernando Alonso about the possibility of the Spaniard testing his Toyota Hilux in Qatar in February.


Early leader Al-Attiyah 'clear favourite' at Dakar – Sainz

Carlos Sainz says early Dakar leader Nasser Al-Attiyah has emerged as a 'clear favourite' from the first 84 competitive kilometres of this year's event.

Dakar 2019, Stage 1: Al-Attiyah sets initial pace

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa driver Nasser Al-Attiyah topped the opening stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru.

Toyota "must achieve" first Dakar win in 2019

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa has to capitalise on the opportunity to claim a milestone first Dakar win for the Japanese marque in 2019, says team manager Glyn Hall.

Al-Attiyah set to race in World RX in 2019

Two-time Dakar Rally winner and former World Rally driver Nassar Al-Attiyah is closing on a deal to race in the World Rallycross Championship next season.

Al-Attiyah closing on part-time Toyota WRC deal

Nasser Al-Attiyah is expected to drive a Toyota Yaris on selected rounds of this year’s World Rally Championship, starting with Rally Argentina in April.

Top 10 Dakar Rally competitors of 2018

Looking back at a particularly gruelling 2018 edition of the Dakar Rally, we narrow down our list of standout competitors across the marathon's various classes to a top 10.

Dakar 2018, Stage 13: Sainz on verge of win, Peterhansel crashes

Carlos Sainz edged closer to his second Dakar Rally victory on the penultimate stage, but his Peugeot team is set to miss out on a one-two finish following a crash for Stephane Peterhansel.

Dakar 2018, Stage 12: Al-Attiyah quickest, Sainz closing on win

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Peugeot rival Stephane Peterhansel to top the longest timed special of the 2018 Dakar Rally, as Carlos Sainz edged closer to overall victory.

Dakar 2018, Stage 10: Peterhansel wins, passes Al-Attiyah

Peugeot's Stephane Peterhansel topped the 10th stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally marathon, overhauling Nasser Al-Attiyah for second place behind Carlos Sainz in the general classification.

Dakar 2018, Stage 7: Sainz inherits large lead

Carlos Sainz has taken the lead in the 2018 Dakar Rally from Peugeot teammate Stephane Peterhansel, becoming the first driver to claim back-to-back stage wins in the event's car category.

Toyota drivers say "unfair" inflation rule benefits Peugeot

Toyota drivers Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers have both blamed a regulation prohibiting them for using an on-board tyre inflation/deflation system for their tough fourth day on the Dakar.

Dakar 2018, Stage 3: Al-Attiyah wins, drama for Hirvonen

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage win of the 2018 Dakar Rally, as Mikko Hirvonen joined his fellow X-raid Mini buggy drivers in dropping out of contention.

Dakar 2018, Stage 1: Al-Attiyah quickest, Loeb in brake trouble

Two-time Dakar Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah has topped the opening stage of the 2018 event, as Sebastien Loeb struggled with an early brake problem.

Toyota: Early Dakar stages key to beating Peugeot

Toyota Gazoo Racing team principal Glyn Hall believes his outfit will stand a good chance of toppling Peugeot in the 2018 Dakar Rally if it can keep up with the French marque during the opening leg in Peru.

Ten things to watch for in the 2018 Dakar Rally

The 40th edition of the most gruelling rally event of all, the Dakar, begins on Saturday in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Here's everything you need to know ahead of the two-week marathon event.

Al-Attiyah beats Loeb to win Rally Morocco

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah won the prestigious Rally Morocco for the fourth consecutive time, and was crowned FIA Cross-Country champion for the third time in a row.

Toyota's horror day a reminder of Dakar's “cruel” nature

Toyota's Dakar frontrunner Giniel de Villiers says the Japanese marque's woes on Wednesday, when its lead cars all suffered major issues, has served as a reminder of the rally's “cruel” nature.

Dakar 2017, Stage 3: Peterhansel wins amid disaster for Toyota

Reigning Dakar Rally champion Stephane Peterhansel took his first stage win in the 2017 edition on Wednesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah hit trouble.

Dakar 2017, Stage 2: Loeb sees off Al-Attiyah to take lead

WRC legend Sebastien Loeb delivered Peugeot's first stage win of the 2017 Dakar Rally, passing Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah in the overall classification as a result.

Al-Attiyah "lucky" car fire didn't wreck Dakar victory bid

Nasser Al-Attiyah concedes he was lucky his Toyota Hilux caught fire during Dakar 2017's shortest timed stage, which preserved the Qatari's victory chances.

Dakar 2017, Stage 1: Al-Attiyah quickest from Pons, Roma

Two-time Dakar champion Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace on the opening stage of the 2017 edition of the rally-raid, before developing a mechanical problem in the road section.

Qatar Volkswagen WRC project delayed to 2018

Nasser Al-Attiyah says his plan to take part in the 2017 WRC season with a private Volkswagen Polo fell through due to lack of time, and has switched his attention to making it possible for a year later.

Toyota drivers bullish about chances of toppling Peugeot

Toyota duo Giniel de Villiers and Nasser Al-Attiyah are optimistic the Japanese marque can give Peugeot a tougher fight for victory in the 2017 Dakar Rally.