AL Attiyah pulls out of Dakar rally

Two times Dakar Rally winner Nasser al Attiyah withdrew from the event on Thursday after damage to his stricken Toyota proved too great to fix. The 2011 and 2015 champion ripped a wheel off the car in Wednesday’s third stage in Argentina and lost more than two hours as he limped to the finish. Organisers said that he had not started the fourth stage from San Salvador de Jujuy to Tupiza in Bolivia.