• Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel won the fourth stage of the 2022 Dakar rally.
• The duo inherited the win after Yazeed Al-Rajhi received a time penalty.
• South Africa's Henk Lategan lost more than five hours due to a broken wheel hub.
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Covering a total distance of 707km, Stage 4 of the 2022 Dakar rally was the longest stage of the race.
It put both man and machine to the test, but the South African competitors were up for the challenge, albeit with some heartache on the way.
Driving a Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, Henk Lategan and co-driver Brett Cummings (Toyota Gazoo Racing) were on course for their first Dakar stage win, but a broken wheel hub shattered any hopes they might have had to achieve that.
They lost more than five hours.
Yazeed Al-Rajhi (Overdrive Toyota) won Stage 4, but received a two-minute time penalty, gifting the stage win to Toyota Gazoo Racing's Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel.
Al-Attiyah said: "Today was a good day for us, without any problems. We'll try to keep this rhythm going for the coming days, starting with tomorrow's stage where we'll be opening the road."
Podcast by Stephie Vetter from the Southern Afrika Dakar Group | Compiled by Wiele2Wiele
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