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Dakar 2020: Hall at the top of Stage 1, Alonso 11.

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The first leg of the famous Dakar rally, which premieres in Saudi Arabia, was surprisingly won by the driver of the Mini Vaidotas Zala, with Fernando Alonso occupying his debut 11 ). city.

While most of the introductory stage was led by last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah with Toyota, Qatar was eventually stopped by a punctured tire, which was used to advantage by racers Minnie Zala, Peterhansel and Sainz, who took the top three places.

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has also made his debut at the famed Dakar 11. place, with a lag behind the winner of 15 minutes and 27 seconds.