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Carlos Sainz

closed the Dakar Rally with his third stage victory, a triumph that allows him to finish third in the general classification, his fifth podium in a race that he has won three times (2010, 2018 and 2020).

However, the Madrilenian was not happy with how the test had passed.

"The result is not what I wanted. I am happy for the podium, but we cannot be one hundred percent satisfied, nor with the work that Lucas and I did. I am happy for the team, happy for


, that's why he is called ' monsieur Dakar '. He has had a fantastic rally and deserves the final victory, "he commented on the triumph of his teammate, who won his 14th title.

Sainz referred to the difficulties in understanding the road book in this edition, something that has made him "waste a lot of time two or three times, more than half an hour."

"We will have to carefully analyze everything that has happened in the rally with the

problems of adaptation to navigation and its new philosophy

. If not for this, the result would have been different," said the Matador.

"We paid for it. You can't win the Dakar like this.

The road book is difficult to interpret, it was made to catch the co-drivers, not to make life easy for them

. In this race there can't be everyone every day. getting lost, it doesn't make sense. It's a bit of a lottery, for that you already play the lottery at Christmas in Spain not in January, "he added.

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