Sebastien Loeb, nine-time World Rally champion, achieved a remarkable comeback by winning his first stage at the 2024 Dakar Rally. Overcoming early setbacks, he outpaced leaders Nasser Al-Attiyah and Yazeed Al-Rajhi in the critical final sections. Loeb's victory, his 24th in Dakar, highlighted his resilience and skill. Meanwhile, Al-Rajhi retained his overall lead, while other contenders like Toyota's Lucas Moraes and Seth Quintero faced challenges. With intense competition and more stages ahead, Loeb sits sixth overall, facing a significant gap to close in the ongoing rally.