Nani Roma teaches NBCSN’s Townsend Bell how to drive a Dakar Rally car (VIDEO)

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After a dismal start to the 2015 Dakar Rally, defending champion Nani Roma climbed back to the top step in Tuesday’s Stage 9 action.

With that, we figure now’s an appropriate time to show this clip of the Spaniard recently teaching NBCSN’s own Townsend Bell – an accomplished IndyCar and sports car racer himself – about how to drive a Dakar machine.

And not just any machine, but the No. 304 Mini All4 that Nani won last year’s title with. See for yourself below how Bell fares on some California dunes with Roma as his guide.

A reminder: You can watch highlights of Roma’s Stage 9 victory in today’s Dakar Rally broadcast at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra for online and mobile devices.