Carlos Sainz criticized Nasser Al-Attiyah for cheating at the Andalucía Rally

"You don't need a shortcut to fight for victory," said the Spaniard, who also objected to the actions of the sports authorities.


As expected after the broadcast of a video in which you see Nasser Al-Attiyah cutting way in the last stage of the Andalusia Rally, Carlos Sainz It came out with the spike plugs. It is not for less sinceAlthough the Qatari was penalized with two minutes, the foul did not affect his final position in the general and he left him as the winner of the test for the anger of the Spanish.

“A shame to see these images from the last stage yesterday. A rider in Nasser's class does not need a short cut on a route to fight for victory ”Sainz explained on his social networks.

Nasser Al-Attiyah and Carlos Sainz“Last year we already experienced a similar episode with him and this year the organization (ASO) was extremely forceful in the indications to the pilots. He stressed that not respecting the road-book and the route defined by the roads would imply a capital penalty ", Agregó.

And then he went directly against the sports authorities of the International Automobile Federation."Unfortunately, the commissioners left this incident in a mere two-minute penalty, inconsistent with everything discussed in the meetings with the organization and insufficient to really penalize the offender", Dijo.

Finally, he assured: “The Andalusia Rally runs through farmlands, private plots and protected areas. Skipping the course is not only unsportsmanlike, but it puts future editions of this wonderful rally at risk. Worse, it puts the public and other competitors at risk. These types of actions are not a good example for our sport. Hopefully it won't happen again ”.

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