With three days of the Dakar now completed, Nasser is only 4m14s behind the new leader: nine-time World Rally Championship winner Sébastien Loeb.
* * *In one of these places Nasser and co-driver Mathieu Baumel got stuck deep in the mud – along with a few others – and they also lost more time when their MINI punctured a tyre, which the duo had to stop and change. . . .