Nasser Al-Attiyah

1970-12-21 (age 51)


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Loeb: Second place in Dakar Rally "nothing to be ashamed of"

Sebastien Loeb says there is "nothing to be ashamed of" in losing the 2022 Dakar Rally, having done everything in his power to topple Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah.

Dakar 2022: Toyota's Al-Attiyah dominates to seal fourth title

Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah has been crowned a four-time Dakar Rally champion following a dominant run in the 2022 edition of the event in Saudi Arabia.

Loeb 'cannot do more' to catch Dakar leader Al-Attiyah

Sebastien Loeb has admitted that he ‘cannot do more’ to beat Toyota’s Nasser Al-Attiyah to a maiden Dakar Rally win as the event enters its final two days.

Al-Attiyah felt “really lucky” to finish latest Dakar stage after mechanical scare

Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is “really lucky” to finish the Stage 8 and retain the lead of the Dakar Rally after suffering a mechanical scare with a broken rear differential.

Dakar leader Al-Attiyah: 2022 regulations have made my life easier

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says the new regulations for the 2022 Dakar Rally have “made my life easier”, believing he now has a fair chance at a fourth career win.

Dakar 2022, Stage 4: Al-Attiyah wins after late trouble for Sainz, Al Rajhi

Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the 2022 Dakar Rally with victory in Stage 4, as rivals Yazeed Al Rajhi and Carlos Sainz hit trouble late in the stage.

Dakar leader Al-Attiyah fined for rules breach, gets suspended DSQ

Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah has been hit with a €5,000 fine and a suspended disqualification for failing to connect the data logger to his Toyota during yesterday's second stage.

Dakar 2022, Stage 1: Al-Attiyah eases to win, disaster for Audi

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah cruised to victory in the opening stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally, as Audi endured a disastrous day with its electric RS Q e-tron challenger.

Toyota's Al-Attiyah sees himself as Dakar Rally 2022 favourite

Toyota’s star driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says 2022 is the “right time” to add a fourth Dakar Rally victory to his CV after coming close to the top prize in the previous two Saudi Arabia events.

Al-Attiyah not interested in Dakar return if rules don’t change

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah says he is "not interested" in returning to the Dakar Rally if the rules are not changed to make the fight fair between buggies and 4x4s

Peterhansel: Al-Attiyah lost Dakar 2021 due to "ego"

Stephane Peterhansel has responded to the comments made by Nasser Al-Attiyah and believes the Toyota driver lost the 2021 Dakar Rally because he was too egoistic to win the Prologue

Al-Attiyah beats Peterhansel to Dakar Stage 11 win, Sainz third

Nasser Al-Attiyah secured a fifth stage win of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Thursday, but was unable to make a major dent in Stephane Peterhansel's lead ahead of Friday's showdown

Frustrated Al-Attiyah feels Dakar rules “too much in favour of buggies”

Nasser Al-Attiyah believes buggy competitors at the Dakar Rally have an inherent advantage over his Toyota Gazoo Racing squad ahead of the showdown in his victory battle with Stephane Peterhansel

Al-Rajhi wins Dakar Stage 10, Al-Attiyah beats Peterhansel to second

Overdrive Toyota driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi took top honours in Stage 10 of the Dakar Rally on Wednesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah narrowly beat Stephane Peterhansel to second

Al-Attiyah cuts Peterhansel's lead with Dakar Rally Stage 8 victory

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah closed the gap to his X-raid Mini rival Stephane Peterhansel with a victory in the eighth stage of the Dakar Rally

Sainz completes Dakar Stage 6 win, Al-Attiyah closes gap to Peterhansel

Carlos Sainz clawed back some of the deficit to 2021 Dakar Rally leader Stephane Peterhansel after being unchallenged for victory in Friday's sixth stage

Al-Attiyah trims gap to Dakar leader Peterhansel with hat-trick stage win

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah has recorded his third consecutive stage victory of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Wednesday, narrowly beating overall leader Stephane Peterhansel of X-raid Mini

Al-Attiyah targets "two key stages" vital to his Dakar victory hopes

Nasser Al-Attiyah is focusing on the fifth and sixth stages of the Dakar Rally, which he feels will be vital to his victory hopes after a second successive stage win

Al-Attiyah cuts deficit to Dakar leader Peterhansel in Stage 3

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah nearly halved the deficit to Stephane Peterhansel after claiming a second successive stage victory in Tuesday's third stage of the Dakar Rally

Al-Attiyah had to "attack from day one" of Dakar in "open" victory fight

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah says the 2021 Dakar Rally is one "where we need to attack from day one" due to the "open" nature of the battle for overall victory

Peterhansel moves into Dakar lead as Toyota's Al-Attiyah wins Stage 2

Nasser Al-Attiyah put Toyota on top in the second stage of the 2021 Dakar Rally on Monday, as Stephane Peterhansel took the overall lead from X-raid Mini team-mate Carlos Sainz

Al-Attiyah: 2019 Dakar Rally win should prompt more Toyota backing

Nasser Al-Attiyah believes his 2019 Dakar Rally success will prompt Toyota to increase its backing of the Gazoo Racing South Africa team in the future

Nasser Al-Attiyah claims Toyota's first Dakar Rally victory

Nasser Al-Attiyah has claimed a milestone first Dakar Rally win for Toyota in the 2019 edition of the race

Nasser Al-Attiyah closes on first Toyota win in 2019 Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally leader Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace in the penultimate stage of the 2019 marathon, edging ever closer to a milestone first victory for Toyota

Dakar 2019: Loeb wins another stage, Al-Attiyah extends overall lead

Sebastien Loeb scored his fourth stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally on Tuesday, as Nasser Al-Attiyah stretched his lead in the overall standings to 46 minutes

Dakar Rally 2019: Al-Attiyah leads, Peterhansel heads stricken Loeb

X-raid Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel headed the seventh stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, reclaiming second place overall thanks to a technical issue for Sebastien Loeb

Dakar Rally 2019: Sebastien Loeb fastest as Nasser Al-Attiyah leads

Sebastien Loeb picked up his third stage win of the 2019 Dakar Rally as the event resumed on Sunday, while Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage at the front

Dakar Rally 2019: Loeb wins gruelling stage, Al-Attiyah extends lead

PH Sport Peugeot driver Sebastien Loeb dominated the gruelling fifth stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, as leader Nasser Al-Attiyah pulled away from Stephane Peterhansel

Dakar Rally 2019: Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah extends lead

Dakar Rally 2019 leader Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his advantage over the chasing pack by topping the event's fourth stage, running from Arequipa to Tacna

Dakar frontrunner Al-Attiyah has discussed potential test with Alonso

Dakar Rally frontrunner Nasser Al-Attiyah says he has spoken with two-time Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso about the possibility of testing his Toyota Hilux in Qatar in February

Carlos Sainz: Nasser Al-Attiyah is 'clear favourite' for 2019 Dakar

Carlos Sainz says early Dakar leader Nasser Al-Attiyah has emerged as a "clear favourite" from the first 84 competitive kilometres of this year's event

Dakar Rally 2019: Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah takes early lead

Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa driver Nasser Al-Attiyah topped the opening stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally in Peru

Toyota's Al-Attiyah tops longest test as Sainz edges to Dakar win

Toyota's Nasser Al-Attiyah beat Peugeot rival Stephane Peterhansel to top the longest timed special of the 2018 Dakar Rally, as Carlos Sainz edged closer to overall victory

Al-Attiyah takes second Dakar stage win, Hirvonen out of contention

Toyota driver Nasser Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage win of the 2018 Dakar Rally, as Mikko Hirvonen joined his fellow X-raid Mini buggy drivers in dropping out of contention

Dakar Rally: Al-Attiyah takes early lead for Toyota, Loeb delayed

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah topped the opening Lima-Pisco stage of the 2018 event, as Sebastien Loeb struggled with an early brake problem

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins stage one then hits trouble

Two-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Al-Attiyah set the pace on the opening stage of the 2017 edition, before his Toyota caught fire on the road section

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar stage for Mini, Loeb crashes and loses lead

Nasser Al-Attiyah claimed Mini's first stage victory of the 2016 Dakar Rally, as Sebastien Loeb lost one hour and the lead after rolling

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah secures second overall victory

Nasser Al-Attiyah secured his second victory in the Dakar Rally after nearly two weeks of domination of the 2015 event

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah nears win, Orlando Terranova fastest

Nasser Al-Attiyah stands on the brink of his second Dakar Rally victory after a calm drive through the penultimate stage on Friday, where his X-raid Mini team-mate Orlando Terranova was quickest

Dakar Rally: Al-Attiyah grabs stage win, Al-Rahji in trouble

Nasser Al-Attiyah continued to cruise towards 2015 Dakar Rally victory with another win on Thursday's stage 11, as Yazeed Al-Rahji dropped out of third place

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 Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah takes control, Nani Roma fastest

Nasser Al-Attiyah tightened his grip on the 2015 Dakar Rally by extending his lead to 23 minutes on stage nine, which was won by his X-raid Mini team-mate Nani Roma

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah leads, Yazeed Al-Rajhi wins stage

Nasser Al-Attiyah maintained his Dakar Rally lead at eight minutes as the event reached its rest day, with fellow World Rally Championship regular Yazeed Al-Rajhi scoring his first stage win

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah's lead shrinks amid sickness

An unwell Nasser Al-Attiyah's Dakar Rally lead was trimmed by Giniel de Villiers on Saturday's marathon stage, from which Orlando Terranova emerged with the fastest time

Dakar: Nasser Al-Attiyah extends lead with third stage win

Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his lead in the Dakar Rally after taking his third stage victory in six days of competition

Dakar: Al-Attiyah extends lead as Sainz, Terranova hit trouble

Nasser Al-Attiyah extended his lead of the 2015 Dakar Rally with the fastest time on day four, as Orlando Terranova hit trouble and Peugeot's Carlos Sainz was also delayed

Dakar: Terranova wins stage three, Al-Attiyah still leads

Orlando Terranova was fastest on day three of the 2015 Dakar Rally, while Nasser Al-Attiyah's overall lead was reduced to five minutes and the Peugeots made progress

Dakar Rally 2015: Nasser Al-Attiyah surges back into lead for Mini

Nasser Al-Attiyah reclaimed the Dakar Rally lead by dominating the second stage, on which Stephane Peterhansel, Robby Gordon, Carlos Sainz and Orlando Terranova all had problems

Dakar: Orlando Terranova leads after Nasser Al-Attiyah penalised

Orlando Terranova was elevated into the Dakar Rally lead on Sunday evening after a penalty for his X-raid Mini team-mate Nasser Al-Attiyah

Dakar Rally: Al-Attiyah leads, trouble for Roma, Peugeot off pace

Nasser Al-Attiyah leads the 2015 Dakar Rally after day one, while Peugeot made a cautious start and last year's winner Nani Roma's hopes of another victory ended immediately

Dakar: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins stage 10 as Carlos Sainz crashes out

Nasser Al-Attiyah dominated the 10th stage of the 2014 Dakar, while Carlos Sainz's event ended with a heavy crash

Dakar: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins stage eight, Nani Roma's lead slashed

Nasser Al-Attiyah won his first stage of the 2014 Dakar rally as overall leader Nani Roma lost time to nearest rival Stephane Peterhansel on stage eight

Dakar: Roma takes lead as Peterhansel, Sainz, Al-Attiyah delayed

Nani Roma ended up in the Dakar Rally lead as the event's three biggest names all hit trouble on Tuesday's third stage

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel keeps advantage over Al-Attiyah

Stephane Peterhansel retains a 3m14s lead heading into the second half of the 2013 Dakar Rally after organisers finalised the results from Saturday's disrupted stage

Al-Attiyah wins sixth Dakar stage to close right in on Peterhansel

Nasser Al-Attiyah reduced the gap to Dakar leader Stephane Peterhansel to just over a minute after winning Thursday's sixth stage of the event

Dakar Rally: Peterhansel pulls clear as Al-Attiyah loses ground

Stephane Peterhansel's Dakar Rally lead stretched to nearly 10 minutes on Wednesday's fifth stage when closest rival Nasser Al-Attiyah went off course and lost time

Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah closes on Stephane Peterhansel

Nasser Al-Attiyah slashed Stephane Peterhansel's Dakar Rally lead to a little over five minutes by going fastest on the event's fourth stage on Tuesday

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz pair up for Dakar

2011 Dakar champion Nasser Al Attiyah will join forces with 2010 winner Carlos Sainz for this year's event.

Nasser Al-Attiyah sure he can still win 2012 Dakar Rally despite gap to front

Nasser Al-Attiyah is still confident he has a good chance of defending his Dakar Rally title despite being just under 43 minutes behind leader Stephane Peterhansel at the rally's halfway point

Hummers of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Robby Gordon fly on Dakar stage seven while Stephane Peterhansel holds lead

The Hummers of Nasser Al-Attiyah and Robby Gordon set the pace on stage seven of the Dakar Rally, but Stephane Peterhansel retains a comfortable overall lead