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Nasser AL-ATTIYAH

(qat) 1.70m / 85kg

Hobbies

shooting, horse riding, fishing, motorbikes

Sponsors

Red Bull, Ooredoo, Visit Qatar, Qatar Airways, Baladi Express

Vehicle

Marque : Prodrive
Modèle : Hunter
Motorisation : V6 bi-turbo essence
Puissance : 400 cv
Poids : 1850 kg
Longueur : 4,50 m
Préparateur : Prodrive
Assistance : Prodrive
Class: ULTIMATE T1+

Rankings

2024: 1st

"It wasn't easy in Portugal, but we manage to have a smart race. I have to thank Édouard and the Prodrive team, because what we did by winning the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and the BP Ultimate Rally-Raid Portugal in quick succession to take back the lead of the championship was important for all of us after the Dakar. Now it's on to Argentina, where we'll once again find a lot of fans. As in Portugal, I have many friends there.”

2024 could be Nasser Al Attiyah's year. For two reasons. Firstly, and in chronological order, because he will be setting out to conquer a sixth Dakar title, possibly his third consecutive. A treble that only Ari Vatanen and Pierre Lartigue have achieved before him in a car. His other challenge will come at the end of July/beginning of August, at the National Shooting Centre in Chateauroux during the Paris Olympic Games. The Qatari will be competing in his 7th Olympiad, hoping to win a second medal in skeet after the bronze he won in London 2012. But let's return to his first mission. The 53-year-old could have opted for the easy way out by sticking with the ultra-competitive Toyota Hilux T1+ that he drove to the title in 2019, 2022 and 2023. No, Al Attiyah is taking on a new challenge. By joining the Prodrive team, he dreams of winning with a fourth different vehicle: a Volkswagen Race Touareg in 2011, a Mini in 2015, a Toyota and therefore a Hunter for this new edition. It's a challenge partly calculated in the knowledge that his car has already flirted with victory, driven by Sebastien Loeb, his runner-up in 2022 and 2023. Naturally, he is taking on board his trusty co-driver Mathieu Baumel, a four-time winner who is hoping to get closer to the record holder for victories in the right-hand seat, Jean-Paul Cottret (7 wins with Stéphane Peterhansel). 2024 could, therefore, be an exceptional year for the Franco-Qatari duo, following on from a brilliant 2023 season: another W2RC title and successes in the Dakar, Mexico and Argentina.

Ranking 2024

Total Dakar Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge BP Ultimate Rally Raid Portugal Desafío Ruta 40 YPF INFINIA Rallye du Maroc
156 0 + 18
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30 + 19
(1)
30 + 15
(1)
25 + 19
(2)
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