Dakar 2017, stage 3: excess verve of Nasser Al-Attiyah


The third stage of the Dakar 2017 has finished with the dreams and illusions of a large number of participants, although perhaps the image more iconic of the day today has been the Toyota Hilux V8 Nasser Al-Attiyah with a wheel torn off of rennet. The prince in qatar to the remoteness of their assistance, has completed the stage with the tire anchored to the hood to make counterweight. The result is that the pilot of Toyota Gazoo Racing has left more than 2 hours and has been the spearhead of the drama experienced by the japanese manufacturer today.

With all the big problem with Toyota is not the excess verve of Nasser Al-Attiyah, something that is taken for granted and that comes in the DNA of the qatari, but the lack of options that it now has the japanese firm to fight for the Dakar. Giniel de Villiers is 35:20 minutes of disadvantage on the best of the Peugeot, Ronan Chabot loses more than 51 minutes and the options of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Erik Van Loon after the stage today are null and void. In this aspect, only Nani Roma appears to hold the pace with 13 minutes lost with respect to Loeb and Sainz.

The margin of the carnage of Toyota, the stage between San Miguel de Tucumán and San Salvador de Jujuy has left a trail of ‘victims’, starting for the motorcycle category. Although Joan Barreda has grabbed all the headlines for its superiority in the area of navigation, what is certain is that the first few miles have played havoc with Gerard Farrés, or to Helder Rodrigues. In this aspect, Ivan Jakes has been seen as a bolt of lightning that fell over. Despite this, the slovakian has been fifteenth. In addition, hail have led to moments of great danger, , although the fire is the one that has finish with the options of Humphrey Seen Van Basel, after seeing as his bike incendiaba.


In cars and on the margin of the succession of problems at Toyota,
the third stage has left others injured and a good number of penalties,
as is almost tradition. In the first aspect, one of the low most talked about has
been to Emiliano Spataro
with its Renault Duster, while that between the
sanctions imposed by Race Direction highlights the penalty of a time that has fallen to Martin Prokop,
Khalid Al-Qassimi and Nicolas Fuchs
, all pilots who have been ranked among the
best of the day. For its part, and in key Spanish Xavier Foj has completed the stage in 4 Hours.