Dakar: Al-Attiyah quickest on stage 10 as Roma crashes

Nasser Al-Attiyah took a dominant victory on stage 10 of the 2015 Dakar Rally, as X-raid Mini team-mate Nani Roma crashed heavily

Dakar: Al-Attiyah quickest on stage 10 as Roma crashes

Al-Attiyah's fourth stage win of the event boosted his advantage to more than 28 minutes with main rival Giniel de Villiers dropping over four minutes with the fifth-fastest stage time.

But while the run from Calama to Salta put a further dent in Imperial Toyota de Villiers' victory bid, it was absolutely disastrous for 2014 Dakar winner Roma.

Roma's '15 event had already been ruined by an oil-pump problem on the first stage, but he had won his first stage of this year's edition on Tuesday before rolling several times 120 miles into the 534-mile run on the 10th day. He and his co-driver were reported unhurt.

Al-Attiyah's nearest opposition came from Orlando Terranova, whose overall rally bid was thwarted on day four, with the third X-raid driver coming through 1m28s slower than his team-mate.

Despite de Villiers' having a muted run to fifth the South African remains second overall, almost 15 minutes clear of fellow Toyota driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi, who was third-fastest on stage 10.

Peugeot's difficult Dakar improved slightly, with Stephane Peterhansel ninth quickest, but he remains 14th on the leaderboard.

LEADING STAGE TEN TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap
1 Nasser Al-Attiyah Qatar Rally Team Mini/BMW 3h49m59.s
2 Orlando Terranova Monster Energy Rally Raid Team Mini/BMW 1m35.s
3 Yazeed Al-Rajhi Yazeed Racing Toyota 3m39.s
4 Leeroy Poulter Toyota Imperial Team South Africa Toyota 4m06.s
5 Giniel de Villiers Toyota Imperial Team South Africa Toyota 4m24.s
6 Bernhard Ten Brinke Overdrive Toyota Toyota 5m21.s
7 Krzysztof Holowczyc Monster Energy Rally Raid Team Mini/BMW 6m01.s
8 Emiliano Spataro Renault 7m19.s
9 Stephane Peterhansel Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 7m23.s
10 Carlos Sousa Mitsubishi Petrobras Mitsubishi 8m18.s

LEADING OVERALL POSITIONS AFTER STAGE TEN:

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Series Dakar
Drivers Nasser Al-Attiyah , Nani Roma