Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel win 2023 FIA World Cup for Cross-Nation Bajas and Dubai Worldwide Baja
November 12, 2023, Dubai: Nasser Al-Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel took their Prodrive Hunter to victory on the Dubai Worldwide Baja at present of their second occasion within the automobile they first drove three weeks in the past. Their success is the proper springboard for one of many jewels of motorsport, the Dakar Rally, the following occasion for Prodrive and the Qatari/French crew in January 2024.
The Dubai Baja was held over three days within the dunes surrounding town, with organizers including additional navigational twists to maintain the competitors troublesome for all of the bikes and vehicles collaborating.
These route additions proved to be no downside for the Nasser Racing crew, proving as soon as once more that the Prodrive Hunter T1+ is on the high of the Rally Raid sport; with adjustments and revisions supplied by Prodrive to all its associate groups at every rally occasion.
Nasser Al-Attiyah, Nasser Racing:
“Dubai Baja was an awesome rally for us with our new Prodrive Hunter. We actually loved being within the automobile and labored laborious to get consequence for the crew as nicely. We realized loads for the following step, the Dakar. Because of the crew that obtained the automobile right here and developed it for us to attain this victory. It is an awesome begin to take this win and put together for Dakar. Sure, I feel we are able to make it in Saudi Arabia to win the Dakar in January. We will not wait.”
In the course of the 2024 Dakar Rally, a number of Prodrive Hunters will seem firstly in Saudi Arabia. The Nasser Racing challenger of Al-Attiyah and Baumel will take the lead alongside Sébastien Loeb and Fabian Lurquin of Bahrain Raid Xtreme, along with Prodrive ‘Official Rally Raid Companions’ – X Rally Group (Brazil).
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