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VIDEO: Carlos Sainz accuses rival of cheating

Rallying legend Carlos Sainz has lashed out at rival Nasser Al-Attiyah after footage emerged of Al-Attiyah taking a shortcut during the Andalucian Rally.

Carlos Sainz has expressed his disappointment in rival Nasser Al-Attiyah after Sunday's final stage at the Andalucian Rally. Al-Attiyah, who won the stage by 43 seconds, was recorded slowing down his Toyota Hilux in order to cut across a grassy patch and rejoin the stage having missed an entire section of the course. Sainz took to Twitter to share a statement expressing his frustations with Al-Attiyah, and also shared the video recorded by a spectator. Al-Attiyah was given a two minute penalty by the FIA for the shortcut.

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https://t.co/UfZXeuwUti pic.twitter.com/JB2GRJc8mn — Carlos Sainz (@CSainz_oficial) May 17, 2021

In response, Al-Attiyah shared a tweet laughing at Sainz, saying: "Hahahaha don't be disappointed." He then followed up by sharing a video showing Sainz taking a similar shortcut at the Baja Rally in 2017.

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٢٠١٧ رالي باها اسبانيا كارلس تم الاختصار الطريق https://t.co/Esy4wqjGpW pic.twitter.com/3vHObXzQDo — Nasser S Al Attiyah (@AlAttiyahN) May 17, 2021

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