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Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah Captures 10th Stage Victory in Dakar Rally


Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah of Qatar has captured his first victory in the car division of the Dakar Rally by winning the 10th stage. The BMW driver on Tuesday completed the 366-kilometer route that began and ended in Nema, Mauritania in 3:49:48.

Hiroshi Masuoka of Japan, driving a Mitsubishi, was second, 28 seconds back. American Mark Miller placed third in a Volkswagen (3:51:37).

French driver Stephane Peterhansel is the overall leader, 9:56 ahead of compatriot and defending champion Luc Alphand.

In the motorbike category, Helder Rodriguez of Portugal steered his Yamaha to victory in the 10th stage. Overall leader Marc Coma of Spain finished second with French rider Cyril Despres third.

The 15-stage race ends Sunday in Dakar, Senegal.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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