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Mathieu BAUMEL

(fra) 1.78m / 74kg


alpine skiing, water skiing


Qatar, Red Bull


Brand : Toyota
Model : Hilux GR DKR T1+
Preparator : Toyota Gazoo Racing
Engine : twin-turbo V6 engine of 3.5 litres
Power : 298 kW of power and approximately 660 Nm of torque
Weight : 2000 kilos
Assistance : Toyota Gazoo Racing
Class : T1+ diesel


2021 : 1st
2017 : 1st
2016 : 1st
2015 : 1st

Other races
2021 : Baja Spain (1st), Baja Ha’il (1st) - Winner of the FIA World Cup - Winner of the MERC
2020 : Qatar Rally (1st), Ha’il Rally - Winner of the MERC
2019 : Qatar Rally (1st), Silk Way Rally (1st), Baja 1000 - Winner of the MERC
2018 : Russian Baja (1st), Qatar Rally, Silk Way Rally (2nd) - Winner of the MERC
2017 : Qatar Rally (1st), Spanish Baja (1st), Hungary Baja (1st), Poland Baja (1st) - Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup - Winner of the MERC
2016 : Qatar Rally (1st), Italian Baja (1st), Spanish Baja (1st), Poland Baja (1st) - Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup - Winner of the MERC
2015 : Qatar Rally (1st), Egypt Rally (1st), Italian Baja (1st), Baja Hungary (1st), Baja Poland (2nd) - Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup - Winner of the MERC
2014 : Qatar Rally (1st), Egypt Rally (2nd), Baja Portalegre (2nd)
2013 : Morocco Rally (40th)
2012 : French rally championship

The Prince is crowned King

Since his first Dakar, behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Pajero, that led to a discreet 10th place in Senegal back in 2004, Nasser Al Attiyah has piled on the successes. His four Dakar titles, achieved thanks to 44 special wins, puts him on a par with none other than Ari Vatanen. After having driven for all the top teams (BMW, Volkswagen, Hummer and Mini) he has settled with Toyota Gazoo Racing, giving them their first victory in 2019, with his three South American successes earning him the nick name ‘Prince of the Desert’. In Saudi Arabia his first two Dakars ended in frustration with consecutive second places. And then came the win that raised his standing in the discipline even higher. The Al Attiyah method, based on serious driving skills and a perfect mastery of the dunes, also relies on his complicity with Mathieu Baumel, his co-driver since the 2015 season. The Frenchman is widely recognised as being one of the best navigators in rally-raid. In addition to their Dakar achievements, the duo has won the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies four times, with Nasser scoring one extra title back in 2008 with Tina Thörner in the ‘passenger’ seat. The Al Attiyah - Baumel domination of the opening round of the W2RC means the Toyota Gazoo Racing driver have already taken a major option on acquiring a sixth crown.

Ranking 2022

Total dakar abu-dhabi kazakhstan andalucia maroc
111 50 + 35
6 + 20
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