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.
LUSAIL (Qatar): A third successive stage victory for Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel enabled the Toyota Hilux crew to extend their overall lead in the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally to 9min 52sec on Sunday.
LUSAIL (Qatar): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and Matthieu Baumel continued where they left off on Friday by setting the fastest time on the longer 323.58km second selective section of the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally on Saturday.
LUSAIL (Qatar): Local star Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah and French navigator edged into a lead of 3min 05sec at the Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally after the short opening loop section of 109.76km through the central Qatar deserts on Friday.
LUSAIL (Qatar): The Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally roared into life with a fanfare ceremonial start outside Souq Al-Medina on The Pearl-Qatar on Thursday evening.
DOHA (Qatar): The Manateq Qatar Cross-Country Rally (QCCR) has attracted a quality international field of the world’s leading drivers, who will do battle across the length and breadth of the State of Qatar at the opening round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies next week (February 21-26).
The world’s only snow-ice Baja “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” took place in Karelia from 15 to 17 February; it was the 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and the 1st round of the Russian Rally Raid Championship. 44 participants from 15 countries went to the start, 37 crews finished.
The world’s only snow and ice Baja “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” is held in Karelia from 15 to 17 February. The competition is the 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and the 1st round of Russian Rally Raid Championship. The entry list includes 44 crews from 15 countries.
The 1st round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas starts in Sortavala, Republic of Karelia, on 15 February. Participants of the Russian Rally-Raid Championship who will also open the 2019 sports season, will join the World Cup racers.
The first round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – “Russia – Northern Forest 2019” Baja will be held on 15-17 February in Karelia.
Nani Roma couldn’t have asked for a better debut at the Automóvel Club de Portugal event. The X-Raid driver took the win at this year’s Baja Portalegre, but it wasn’t as easy as it first seamed. Two punctures in the final kilometres of SS4 cost him almost two minutes.