Starting in the trickiest position, the Qatari driver won his 3rd special of the year and is within touching distance of Stéphane Peterhansel in the general standings.
“I’m quite happy. Today we really pushed a lot and Mathieu did the navigation well. Everything is working very well like we need it to. I’m really quite happy with the pace, because to open and to win the stage is good, you know? I think there was one point where it was very, very difficult navigation and I think most of the drivers got lost there”.
By: Official Dakar website