The first good news for Nasser Al Attiyah: in the 2021 Dakar he will sport the number 301 on his vehicle. It was with this very number that he won in 2015 then in 2019 in the final edition in South America. Since his first Dakar in anonymity at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Pajero that he drove to 10th place in Senegal in 2004, Nasser has multiplied his successes: three victories with three different cars, with the first coming in 2011, and a total of 35 special stage wins.
After having driven for all the big teams in the discipline (BMW, Volkswagen, Hummer and MINI), he has been part of the Toyota Gazoo team for 4 years now, giving the constructor its first victory. But the last edition of the rally was a real disappointment. Victim of incessant punctures (a dozen in all), the Qatari had no answer for Carlos Sainz. His fourth second place makes him even hungrier for the 2021 edition, especially as it promises to be much more technical.
“Everybody would like to win this race. But I think to say big “Thank” to Dakar organization”, said N. Al-Attiyah – We faced a very hard year and it was not so easy. It’s very important to be here.
Im really happy to come back again to Dakar. We won Andalusya and Baja rallies. We had very good speed and a good car. Our target is to win this race.
Everybody dreams to win this race and we will try to do our best. It’s my wish too.”
- Mark : TOYOTA
- Model : HILUX
- Performance tuner : Toyota Gazoo Racing
- Assistance : Toyota Gazoo Racing
- Class : T1.1 petrol modified A-T 4×4