Alonso finished 13th in his maiden Dakar appearance, a respectable finish in what is regarded as one of the toughest challenges in motorsport. The two-time F1 World Champion was content with his performance.
“I have felt competitive almost every day,” Alonso said at Friday’s finish at Qiddiya.
“If I decide to enter the Dakar again, it would be with high expectations. I don’t want to think about it now. I’m happy with how it went.
“Logically, after this first experience, and having been competitive, if I race in the future, I’ll try to do it to win, to add an important victory to my career.