WATCH | Toyota Gazoo Racing gives a video recap on #Dakar2020 Stage 9

Stage 9 of the 2020 Dakar rally saw Toyota Gazoo Racing's (TGR) Nasser Al-Attiyah make up ground to overall leader, Carlos Sainz (Mini). The Qatari, part TGR's Dakar squad, now only trails Sainz by a mere 24 seconds and could, potentially, seize the overall lead of the rally.

Giniel de Villiers is more than 50 minutes off the pace, and was left stunned by Al-Attiyah's pace. De Villiers is suffering from a neck injury sustained during last Friday's (10 Jan) stage. The discomfort played a role in him losing more time in the overall standings.

Bernhard ten Brinke and Fernando Alonso finished the stage in strong positions and moved up into the top ten overall.

READ: Mixed results for Toyota Gazoo Racing in Stage 8 (w/video)