CALAMA, CHILE – Nasser Al-Attiyah, driver of the #300 Team Qatar Red Bull buggy, has won today’s 438km Stage 6 of the Dakar rally with a margin of victory of more than 8 minutes. The win moves him to within just 1 minute 18 seconds of the overall lead of the 14 stage, nearly 5,000 mile South American rally. Relying on Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires as a part of his winning strategy, Al-Attiyah has now won Stages 3, 4 and 6, while finishing in third during Stage 1.
“We did a good job and I’m quite happy to be here, without any mistakes,” said Al-Attiyah. “The car is working very well, the tires were really good, and I’m quite happy with everything.”
Also finishing on the podium in third place today was Robby Gordon, driver of the #315 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI HUMMER. Gordon experienced a time-consuming rollover on Stage 4, but has captured podiums during Stages 3, 5 and 6.
Toyo Tires-equipped vehicles have captured four wins, with a total of eight podium finishes so far in this year’s rally.
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