SPORTS DAY: From F1 champ to Dakar rally stage winner?
Your roundup of the sporting news of the day
Alonso believes he can win a Dakar stage
Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso recorded his best result of the Dakar Rally on Monday, finishing second behind Frenchman Mathieu Serradori on stage eight. The stage was shrouded in mourning after the death on Sunday of Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves. Before the race Alonso had played down his chances of winning a stage, but now he believes it is within his grasp. “Initially I thought it was impossible,” he said. “But after today, obviously when you are second maybe there is a chance, so we will try.” ..