A Spanish trip to the sand dunes in your pocket.

    A rally legend Carlos Sainz the Dakar rally, tinged with difficulties, ended in a fierce crash on the ninth stage of the race. The Spaniard was sent to the hospital for more detailed examinations after the outing.

    Sainz, who won the legendary desert rally three times, failed to cross the dune. The Audi driven by Sainz flew too far, violently crashing nose first into the next pile of dunes.

    A violent sudden stop broke the vehicle into suspension condition. Sainz and the map reader Lucas Cruz got out of the wrecked Audi themselves, but Sainz, who was complaining of pain, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

    Sainz had already lost his chance to win earlier. Leading the race Nasser Al-Attiyah.

    The legendary Dakar Rally will be held in Saudi Arabia this year. The competition, which started on New Year’s Eve, ends next Sunday.

    Over the years, the Desert Coral Rally has claimed a total of 76 fatalities. 31 competitors have died. In last year’s race, one mechanic died when the maintenance truck he was driving collided with a truck.

    Carlos Sainz, 60, has been successful in desert rally competitions since his rally career. Red Bull Content Pool

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