Former F1 champion Fernando Alonso is looking to make Dakar Rally history by taking the coveted prize at this year’s race in Saudi Arabia.
Alonso has spent the past few years tackling the most challenging racing competitions across the globe.
Alonso who won the F1 championship in 2005 and 2006 is already making strides to becoming the greatest all-round racing champion having won the grueling Le Mans 24 for the second consecutive time this year.
After Dakar, Fernando Alonso has already announced that after Dakar, he will be setting his sights on the famous Indianapolis 500 also known as Indy 500.
Alonso is not taking the Dakar Rally lightly as he has already acknowledged how hard his aspirations will be to achieve as he went on to say:
“If Loeb still hasn’t won the Dakar, imagine me, who is coming from asphalt”
Sebastien Loeb a nine-time world rally champion has been unable to successfully tame the beast that is Dakar.
Alonso will be competing in this year’s 7,500 km race that will be held over a period of 12 days in Saudi Arabia.
This is the first time that the rally will be held in Asia having been moved to South America after security issues forced the rally to be shifted from the traditional route stretching from Paris to Dakar