The Frenchman Sebastien Loeb (Bahrain Raid Xtreme) finished second the fourth stage of the Dakar, disputed between Al Qaisumah and Riyadh, 25 seconds behind the Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota), in what he described as good news since he preferred that position to start “behind him” in the fifth stage in which they will not have motorcycle tracks to be guided by “
“I’d rather have finished behind Nasser today than left behind him tomorrow. As there will be no motorcycles ahead, the first cars are going to regroup, which is not bad. It will be a difficult stage in which many things can happen. In any case, we trust the vehicle; Today he has responded very well, “he said when he arrived at the camp.
“Generally speaking, we haven’t had any problems on the special. You had to roll without falling into any trap because there were many stones. We have been very focused on sailing without giving up a good pace. In the end we finished third, but three drivers in 40 ”after almost 450 kilometers is a very clear proof that the battle is very close”, he valued.
Loeb is second in the car overall, 38 minutes 5 seconds behind Al-Attiyah.