Toyo Tires and Nasser Al-Attiyah take Stage 4 of the 2013 Dakar
Nasser Al-Attiyah, driver of the No. 300 Team Qatar Red Bull buggy equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires, scored his second consecutive stage victory today in the 2013 Dakar. Al-Attiyah’s success in this year’s Dakar includes a third place in Stage 1, and victories in Stages 3 and 4. During today’s 429km Nazca to Arequipa (Peru) Stage 4, he moved to within 5minutes 16seconds of the overall race leader, Stéphan Peterhansel in the X-Raid MINI.
In addition to Al-Attiyah’s success, Carlos Sainz captured a Stage 1 win with his No. 303 Team Qatar Red Bull buggy. Robby Gordon in his No. 315 SPEED Energy / Toyo Tires / MAPEI HUMMER also placed second in yesterday’s Stage 3. In total, Toyo Tires has captured three wins in the first four stages, with a total of five podium finishes.
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Daily highlights from each stage can be viewed on the NBC Sports Network (DIRECTV Channel 220 / Dish Network Channel 159 / AT&T U-Verse Channel 1640 / Verizon FiOS Channel 590) January 5th – the 20th. Check your local listings for times & schedules on the NBC Sports Network.