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Dakar: Al-Attiyah impresses on stage four to extend overall lead

A blistering late stint from Nasser Al-Attiyah on stage four of the Dakar Rally helped him extend his lead to over eight minutes.

Spain’s Nani Roma finished second, two minutes and 40 seconds adrift, with Giniel de Villiers taking third as the 9,000 kilometre race travelled from Chilecito to Copiapo.

Al-Attiyah leads de Villiers in the overall standings by eight minutes and 15 seconds. Yazeed Al Rajhi is in third, more than 23 minutes off the pace.

The day was overshadowed by the news that Polish motorbike rider Michal Hernik had died during the race in Argentina.

Hernik is the fifth driver to die since the race moved to South America in 2009.

Stage four results

1 Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) 3:09:18
2 Nani Roma (ESP) 3:11:58 +02:40
3 Giniel de Villiers (RSA) 3:12:15 +02:57
4 Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) 3:12:43 +03:25
5 Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) 3:15:06 +05:48
6 Bernard ten Brinke (NED) 3:15:28 +06:10
7 Ronan Chabot (FRA) 3:20:41 +11:23
8 Christian Lavieille (FRA) 3:26:24 +17:06
9 Leeroy Poulter (RSA) 3:26:35 +17:17
10 Erik van Loon (NED) 3:26:49 +17:31

Overall standings

1 Nasser Al-Attiyah 12:30:44
2 Giniel de Villiers + 8:15
3 Yazeed Al Rajhi + 23:33
4 Bernard ten Brinke + 42:32
5 Krzystof Holowczyc + 43:30
6 Erik van Loon + 45:14
7 Carlos Sousa + 59:26
8 Christian Lavieille + 1:00:44
9 Aidyn Rakhimbayev + 1:04:23
10 Ronan Chabot + 1:11:30

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