Attiyah finishes overall second in Morocco Desert Rally

Attiyah finishes overall second in Morocco Desert Rally
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Published October 7th, 2017 - 19:54 GMT via

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Qatar's Nasser al Attiyah has finished second in the overall standings of the Moroccan Desert Rally, the 10th and the last-round of the Crossover Country Rally Championship for the 2017 season, which concluded competition on Tuesday.

Attiyah, accompanied by French navigator Mathiew Baumel on the Toyota Hilux, finished second after finishing third in the first stage, which extended from Fez to Irvod with a length of 460.39 km, of which 367.18 km are subject to timing, after recording a time of 3.56 .01 hours.

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb took the lead on a Peugeot 3008 DKR with a time of 3.41.52 hours, 14 minutes and one second ahead of Polish Jakub Berzigonski and his navigator Tom Kolsol.

Mini John Cooper Works Rally, came in second with a time of 3.55.51 hours.~

At the end of the first phase, Lopez produced a total of 3.51.48 hours, 12 minutes 51 seconds from the second, with a total time of 4.04.39 hours, and 13 minutes and 31 seconds from the Polish Berzigonski, 19 hours.

Qatar's Adel Hussein, his navigator and his niece Nasser al Kuwari sustained injuries in their Nissan Patrol after a mechanical failure, which forced him to stop his race until repairs were made.

On his part, Nasser al Attiyah expressed his satisfaction with the competitions during the first phase of the Moroccan Desert Rally, the tenth and pre-final round of the World Rally Championship for desert cars"Alcros Country" for the 2017 season.

Attiyah said in a press statement that his second place in the overall standings is not bad, especially in light of the technical problems he faced.

The Qatari driver explained that the stage was very difficult in the long and rugged tracks.~

He pointed out that his problems have given his competitors, especially Frenchman Sebastien Loeb a chance to extend their significant time difference, adding that he will seek to take caution in the coming stages of the rally.

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