Qatari driver Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah achieved the fastest time for the car category during the qualifying stage of the Qatar International Baja competition, which constitutes the second round of the FIA World Cup and the Middle East Cross Country, and the second round of the FIM Motorcycle World Cup, which is organized by the Qatar Motor Federation. And motorcycles over three days with the participation of more than 100 teams representing 31 countries. Al-Attiyah, who won the Dakar Rally five times, was accompanied by his French navigator, Mathieu Baumel, in a car "Toyota Hilux" The qualifying stage of a distance of 9.08 km, in a time of 5.49.5 minutes, topped the general standings for cars, 4.8 seconds ahead of the Polish Krzysztof Holozic, accompanied by his navigator and compatriot Lukas Korzia in a car. "Minnie". The Kazakh driver Denis Krutov, accompanied by his Russian navigator Konstantin Zheltsov, occupied the car "Toyota Hilux" Third place, with a time of 6.02.4 minutes, while the Chinese driver, Guyu Zhang, accompanied his Spanish navigator, Oriol Mina, in a car. "BAIC ORC" In fourth place, with a time of 6.09.8 minutes, while the Kuwaiti driver, Meshari Al-Dhafiri, accompanied by his Spanish navigator, Oriol Vidal, completed the car. "MCE-5T3M" List of the first five places with a time of 6.11.0 minutes. Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah expressed his happiness at leading the show stage of the Qatar International Baja.. indicating his readiness and readiness to continue the competitions in the next two days and win the title.. Al-Attiyah said, in a press statement, that only yesterday he was able to test his new car on some tracks, especially After destroying his previous car in the Abu Dhabi Rally Challenge, which was of great benefit during the exhibition stage competitions. He expressed his hope that things will go well tomorrow and the day after tomorrow during the stages of the race, stressing his quest to achieve victory and collect points for the Qatar International Baja in order to maintain the top spot in the Baha World Championship. In light of the results recorded in the preliminary stage, the starting centers for the participants will be determined for the second, longer part of the desert stage, which will start on Friday morning. While Al-Attiyah recorded a time of 5.49.5 minutes and topped the car rankings, the T3 category saw Kuwaiti driver Mashari Al Dhafiri achieve the fastest time, while Brazilian Cristiano de Souza Batista tightened his grip on the T4 category lead, ahead of the young driver. Pau Navarro. In the motorcycle category, Polish cyclist Konrad Dabrowski, the defending champion, achieved the fastest time with 6.20.9 minutes, as it seemed clear that Dabrowski had recently recovered from surgery to remove appendicitis in his quest to retain his title. "KTM" Beginner category. Briton Robert Wallace and Italian Paolo Lucchi ranked second and third, respectively, while Italian veteran riders Cesare Zacchetti topped the rankings, knowing that he came in twelfth place, while Merjam Paul topped the women’s ranking by coming in thirteenth in the overall standings. In the category of quads (motorcycles with four tires), Emirati Abdulaziz Ahli was the fastest, ahead of Saudis Haitham Al-Tuwaijri and Mansour Al-Suwaidi. In turn, the Saudi cyclist Mishaal Al-Ghunaim, who has great experience in desert rallies after occupying the fourteenth place, explained that he feels good after the injury he suffered in his ankle, indicating his readiness to achieve good results and compete for the title. The second part of the rally, tomorrow Friday, extends from the first stage for a distance of 233.87 km and is divided into three sections with a length of 46.05 km, 70.53 km and 117.29 km, provided that the first motorcycle starts at 07:35 local time. On the other hand, participants in the cars category will start with the longer section (117.29 km) and then the two shorter sections, with the first car taking the starting flag starting at 08:45.
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