Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 March, 2019: The eyes of the cross country rallying world will be on the UAE capital when the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan starts on Saturday under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dafrah Region.
ABU DHABI (UAE) – Monday, March 25: Overdrive Racing will field three Toyota Hiluxes in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round two of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, which starts as the Yas Marina circuit on Saturday (March 30) and finishes on Thursday, April 4.
DUBAI (UAE) – Saturday, March 9: Overdrive Racing’s Vladimir Vasilyev and Martin Kaczmarski delivered solid performances to claim fourth and eighth overall at the Dubai International Baja, round two of the 2019 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas, which finished at the Dubai Autodrome on Saturday.
The UAE’s Khalid Al Qassimi will start as favourite to land the cars title in next month’s Dubai International Baja powered by Nissan and AW Rostamani, but he faces major opposition in an event drawing a world-class line-up of Middle East and overseas competitors.
Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah followed up his stunning victory at the Dakar Rally with a start-to-finish success in the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally, the opening round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on Tuesday.
LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah continued his relentless push towards a sixth victory in the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally with another fastest time on one of Monday’s two selective sections in the deserts of Qatar. That enabled the Toyota driver and his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel to take an overall lead of 12min 33sec into the final stage on Tuesday.