Al Attiyah Maintains Lead in Dubai International Baja

Dubai, Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah strengthened his lead in the provisional general standings of the Dubai International Baja, the 7th and final round of the World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas. The rally is running for three days between November 10 and 12.

Driving the Prodrive Hunter, Al Attiyah led Satuday’s stages, along with his co-driver Matthieu Baumel, after recording a time of 2:43.14.1 hours, with a difference of 54.6 seconds ahead of his closest competitor, American Seth Quintero, who finished in 2nd place with a time of 2:44.08.7 hours, whilst Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi securing the 3rd place with a time of 2:48.41.9 hours.

Following his winning of the stage on Friday recording the fastest time of 1:56.5 minutes and winning today’s stages, Al Attiyah’s overall time now tops overall standings at 2:45:10.6 hours, 58.8 seconds ahead of the Quintero, who is in second place with an overall time of 2:46:09.4 hours, whilst Al Rajhi came third with a total time of 2:52:40.8 hours.

The Qatari driver expressed his happiness at his victory in today’s stages, hoping to maintain his lead in the second and final day tomorrow to win the title.

Source: Qatar News Agency