/ Hummer, Mini, Motorsport, News, Toyota / DAKAR 2013: Al-Attiyah wins 4th stage, cuts Peterhansel’s overall lead

DAKAR 2013: Al-Attiyah wins 4th stage, cuts Peterhansel’s overall lead

Linked In Share
DAKAR 2013: Al-Attiyah wins 4th stage, cuts Peterhansel's overall lead

Nasser Al-Attiyah reduced Stephane Peterhansel’s Dakar Rally lead to just over five minutes by being the fastest on the event’s fourth stage on Tuesday.

The Qatari driver started the day second overall in his Red Bull buggy, 6 minutes and 33 seconds behind Peterhansel’s X-Raid Mini Countryman, but looked as a contender for the win all throughout the 179 miles (288 km) Nazca-Arequipa stage in Peru.

Al-Attiyah pushed hard at the end of the day and managed to win his second stage so far in the 2013 Dakar Rally. He was 36 seconds ahead Guerlain Chicherit’s Astana buggy. Overall leader Stephane Peterhansel was third fastest, 1 minute and 17 seconds slower than Al-Attiyah. The Frenchman’s lead in the overall standings has now been reduced to 5 minutes and 16 seconds.

Former Dakar Rally leader Carlos Sainz lost yet more time on Tuesday, with his Red Bull buggy stopping several times, just like on Monday. Another driver to have problems was Lucio Alvarez, who stopped for a long period, allowing fellow Overdrive Toyota driver Giniel de Villiers and X-Raid duo Leonid Novitskiy and Nani Roma to move into third, fourth and fifth respectively. Alvarez had been third overall before this stage.

Robby Gordon rolled his Hummer less than 20 miles after the start of the timed section and saw his chances of a good result disappear.

Top 10 overall standings after stage four:

Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
1. Stephane Peterhansel X-raid Mini 9h04m29s
2. Nasser Al-Attiyah Red Bull Buggy + 5m16s
3. Giniel de Villiers Imperial Toyota + 33m22s
4. Leonid Novitskiy X-raid Mini + 33m48s
5. Nani Roma X-raid Mini + 39m06s
6. Guerlain Chicherit SMG Buggy + 42m32s
7. Ronan Chabot SMG Buggy + 59m30s
8. Bernard Errandonea SMG Buggy + 1h04m54s
9. Boris Gadasin G-Force Nissan + 1h22m07s
10. Pascal Thomasse MD Buggy + 1h23m56s

Stage four top 10 times:

1. Nasser Al-Attiyah Red Bull Buggy 3h28m46s
2. Guerlain Chicherit SMG Buggy + 36s
3. Stephane Peterhansel X-raid Mini + 1m17s
4. Giniel de Villiers Imperial Toyota + 4m17s
5. Nani Roma X-raid Mini + 7m27s
6. Leonid Novitskiy X-raid Mini + 13m55s
7. Nunzio Coffaro Azimut Toyota + 20m45s
8. Ronan Chabot SMG Buggy + 21m07s
9. Pascal Thomasse MD Buggy + 24m37s
10. Bernard Errandonea SMG Buggy + 27m39s

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 - filed under Hummer, Mini, Motorsport, News, Toyota. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
2013 dakar 2013 dakar rally buggy carlos sainz dakar giniel de villiers guerlain chicherit Hummer Mini mini Countryman nani roma nasser al-attiyah peru robby gordon stephane peterhansel team qatar red bull Toyota x-raid


Discuss: DAKAR 2013: Al-Attiyah wins 4th stage, cuts Peterhansel’s overall lead

Leave a Reply
















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Red Bull won’t replace me – Newey
Red Bull won’t replace me – NeweyAug.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Adrian Newey says Red Bull will not replace him as technical director when he steps down at ...
Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days late
Vergne learned of 2015 axe six days lateAug.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Max Verstappen learned of his 2015 debut long before Jean-Eric Vergne learned of his impending ...
Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut
Villeneuve slams Verstappen debutAug.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen's 2015 debut as "the worst thing ever for formula ...
Chilton fumbles as F1′s next ‘pay-drivers’ line up
Chilton fumbles as F1′s next ‘pay-drivers’ line upAug.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) He didn't want to say the words, but Max Chilton insists a Marussia kerfuffle in Belgium should not ...
Ecclestone sure about Russia, not about New York
Ecclestone sure about Russia, not about New YorkAug.23 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Bernie Ecclestone insists formula one is definitely going to controversial Russia -- but he is much ...
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HP
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HPFord is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? ...
2014 Belgian GP preview
2014 Belgian GP previewBuilt over 90 years ago, the Belgian track remains the most exciting in the calendar, with fearsome corners like Eau Rouge and ...
Lamborghini Gallardo gets crashed inside Austrian tunnel
Lamborghini Gallardo gets crashed inside Austrian tunnelA Lamborghini Gallardo has been recently crashed inside an Austrian tunnel after its driver lost control of the wheel and hit the ...
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Shooting Brake rendered
Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Shooting Brake renderedThe first rendering with the recently unveiled Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is showing the model in question in a new body style, ...
Exclusive – Cadillac LTS flagship sedan to be offered in Europe too
Exclusive – Cadillac LTS flagship sedan to be offered in Europe tooThe upcoming flagship sedan made by Cadillac, the so-called LTS, will be offered for its future buyers in Europe too, after it ...
BMW 2-Series Family Tourer caught testing
BMW 2-Series Family Tourer caught testingNew spy photos with the upcoming BMW 2-Series Family Tourer have been provided by our spy photographers as the 7-seater has been ...
Ferrari 458 M spied for the very first time
Ferrari 458 M spied for the very first timeThe brand new Ferrari 458 M has been caught on camera for the very first time while it was being tested on the open road. Rumors ...
US: Porsche and Corvette on top of 2014 Ideal Vehicle List
US: Porsche and Corvette on top of 2014 Ideal Vehicle ListCalifornia consulting firm AutoPacific has released its annual findings for the 2014 Ideal Vehicle Awards, or IVA. The results: ...
Al Pacino is driving a Range Rover
Al Pacino is driving a Range RoverFamous Hollywood star Al Pacino has been recently spotted while driving a Range Rover and not the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, for ...
Report – federal prosecutors investigate company lawyers on GM ignition recall
Report – federal prosecutors investigate company lawyers on GM ignition recallAccording to a person that has knowledge of the investigations' proceedings, US federal prosecutors have found that GM’s ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

Ford_Ranger_DSC1108
lamborghini gallardo crash tunnel austria 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
Spy-Shots of Cars
Lamborghini Gallardo thinks it’s an Aventador in Russian tuning 1
Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S by TechArt tuning 1
2015 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Editions 1
Honda CR-Z supercharger kit 1
Opel Astra GTC Turbo i 1400 tuned by Irmscher 1
saab 9-3 ev prototype 1
audi r8 fire thailand 1
pagani huayra la monza 1

More automotive from inautonews
Ford is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? Well, actually no. That’s because the US company thinks the Ranger model we tested is a compact truck! By all means – if the 5359 mm long vehicle is compact, we dare ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HP
Test drive: Ford Ranger XLT 2.2 TDCi 150 HPFord is well known around the world for its F-150 pickup truck that actually doesn’t have a global presence. A paradox, yes? Well, actually no. ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki Lauda
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.4 Niki LaudaThe man that saved Ferrari…These are the first words that came in mind when you heard about Niki Lauda, “The computer”. He was fast, tough in ...
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.5 Fernando Alonso
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.5 Fernando AlonsoA relentless fighter with a stupendous stamina and a will to never give-up in the Nuvolari mood. Arguably the most accomplished driver of his era, he ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety [VIDEO] 2015 Subaru Legacy and Outback earn Top Safety Pick+Two of the safest vehicles available for order are the 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Outback, as they ... US: Honda makes last minute changes to enhance safety and crash-test scoreThe Japanese automaker has been hit by a sales dip and aims to recuperate the distance in the final ...
Safety Section