Nasser Al-Attiyah captured his second straight Dakar Rally on Sunday in dominant fashion, moving into second place in the event's all-time list in the process.
Al-Attiyah now has five wins in what's been considered arguably rally racing's top event. Stephane Peterhansel holds the all-time record with 14 Dakar wins, eight of which came in the premier car category.
Sébastien Loeb finished in second place but was more than 80 minutes behind in the overall standings.
"To beat them, you have to have a perfect race," Loeb said, per ESPN.
Knowing he was well ahead of the field, Al-Attiyah settled himself in for a quiet race and finished the final stage in eighth place. Al-Attiyah was in the lead for 13 of the 15 stages and never left much doubt about the end result.
"We didn't have to attack like crazy," Al-Attiyah said. "We managed to get through the second week and win, that's what really matters."