Despite the spectacular accident he suffered after the first kilometer of the marathon stage, Fernando Alonso was reasonably calm. The Spaniard admitted that it was his desire to go to the limit that caused the coup.
“We have not come for a walk, we went out to the race, we tried to make good times, win stages and do it well, which is what we like to do,” said the Spaniard. “It was a day that I wanted to win the race, I like to try things, you can fail, but what you can not do is not try,” said the Spaniard.
On the overturn itself, Alonso put the focus on which he had good luck. «I know that my accident is the news of the day because there were 1,000 people waiting in each place. But we have been lucky, 14th overall in the first Dakar is not bad. It has only been a small setback in which we lost a few minutes. In the end it is the tonic of the Dakar and others have not finished, ”he said, setting an example of a Nani Roma who broke the gearbox.