Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah: ambition beyond the Dakar Rally and record world championships

2023-01-20 | Since 5 Month

Rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah

Doha, 20 January 2023 - Qatari rally champion Nasser Al-Attiyah has revealed his ambition for more victories after his recent crowning glory in the Dakar World Rally. The Qatari driver, dubbed the king of the desert roads, told Al-Quds Al-Arabi of his ambition to continue achieving new results after winning the most famous rally in the world. Nasser Al-Attiyah, who won the title of the 45th edition of the International Dakar Desert Rally, said he was excited about the start of the season in course and is working hard to build from this coronation to reach new championships. The athlete from Qatar, who registered a strong presence in field, stressed that the recent results will be a stimulus to achieve more in the coming period. Al-Attiyah pointed out, in an interview with Al-Quds Al-Arabi, his intention to beat the record of victories in the Dakar. The experienced Qatari driver in the desert tracks has expressed his willingness to raise the challenge that he will try to achieve in the coming seasons to honor his country, as he underlined. Al-Attiyah expressed his pride at winning the Dakar Rally title for the second time in a row and the fifth time in its history, which is a great achievement for Qatari motorsports. Nasser Al-Attiyah has established himself in the world of rallies, becoming an icon in the region for the goals he has achieved and raising his country’s flag high on the tracks, so much so that he is considered the king of the desert and the first expert in desert and difficult tracks. Specialized magazines rank Nasser Al-Attiyah as a mathematician and the best in field, and is the player of European names, in especially the French, who have dominated rally competitions for decades. Nasser Al-Attiyah has registered his presence in the new world championship created by the International Automobile Federation, and has participated in the Dakar Rally, Abu Dhabi Rally, Morocco Rally and Rally Andalus, and is the first champion of this global version. Nasser Al-Attiyah has also won the World Cross Country Championship 5 times, the WRC2 World Rally Championship and the Middle East Rally Championship 18 times, a record Without precedents. The world champion from Qatar, Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah, had already won the title of the Silk Road Rally in its ninth edition, after who, accompanied by his French navigator, Mathieu Baumel, had set the fastest time during the last race day, reaching the finish line Chinese city of Dunhuang, aboard a Toyota Hilux, with the preparation of team Over Belgian Drive. The Silk Road Rally is the second hardest and longest rally after (Dakar), and has a large attendance, in how much (55) auto participated in the category auto, along with (17) motorcycles, plus (17) trucks. The Silk Road Rally is one of the toughest rallies in the world due to its length, its distance is approximately (5000)km, it includes (10) speed stages and spans across three countries: Russia, Mongolia and China. Al-Attiyah marked a new chapter in its historic winning streak by capturing its first title in this race during his career, having participated in two previous editions in 2010 and 2018, during which he took second place.


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