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Nasser Al-Attiyah Prepares For Dakar Rally 2018

By, 2017-12-30


Nasser Al-Attiyah is one of the most prominent drivers in the world of motorsports and rally. The Qatari veteran has claimed multiple global and regional titles throughout several cross-country rally categories. The two-time Dakar champion now faces the ultimate challenge as he prepares for one of the most difficult off-road courses to date.


It has been a successful year for Al-Attiyah, winning the FIA Cross-Country World Cup and the Middle East Rally Championship. He has since set the Dakar Rally as his next target. Now representing team Toyota Gazoo Racing, Al-Attiyah aims to win his third Dakar title while bringing Team Toyota their first Dakar victory.


The 40th edition of Dakar will encompass a 14-day campaign will be held throughout the wilderness of South America, in a course designed to push drivers to their absolute limits.


“I think Dakar 2018 will be very, very special for everybody. It will be hard, not easy. You need to have a good strategy” Claimed Nasser Al-Attiyah.


The 47-year-old has been making extensive preparations as he approaches an extraordinary Dakar season. The new vehicle means greater performance and durability throughout the race but will require Al-Attiyah to adapt to the new setup and handling brought fourth. He plans to take on this season with absolute efficiency, minimizing any chances for errors.


“Toyota is building a new car, completely different from the old car. New chassis and a new position inside the car, you cannot compare it to the old car. We need to work a lot and drive to learn the new Toyota”.


More on his preparations for the Dakar Rally, “Nasser’s Road to Dakar 2018” is a special series that follows Nasser Al-Attiyah as he gets ready, his car and his team for the toughest and most ambitious off-road race. The Road to Dakar is available on the official Red Bull website, and on Red Bull TV. The series launches on December 30TH with the 1st episode, January 4th with the 2nd episode, and a full recap episode on the rally that will be release later in January 2018 after the race.


Nasser Al-Attiyah has proven to be a leading candidate, eligible to win one of 2018’s most anticipated motorsports events. The Dakar Rally will begin on January 6 2018 and is expected to last 14 days.

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