Albers in Lisbon for Dakar rally

Mon, 8 January 2007, 07:25

F1’s Christijan Albers joined spectators at the weekend for the start of the Dakar rally.

250 competitors on Saturday left Lisbon, Portugal, for the world’s toughest off-road race consisting of cars, motorbikes and trucks.

The finish line is in Dakar, Senegal, on 21 January.

27-year-old Albers, who races in formula one for Spyker and is sponsored by the Dutch arm of the truck company MAN, was a guest of the Dakar team Exact-MAN.

He said: “I really respect the drivers who join the Dakar rally. It is really heavy and exciting.

“Maybe one day I would like to race Dakar too.”


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