Nasser Al-Attiyah gets his third title of Cross-Country


Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Italy, Spain and Poland. Five countries, five victories and a new title. Nasser Al-Attiyah has been proclaimed champion of the Cup of the FIA World Rally Cross Country for the third time after winning this weekend in the Baja Poland, the seventh appointment of the contest. After his gray participation in the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, the pilot qatar has become by their charters and at the controls of the Toyota Hilux V8 has joined a new triumph to certify your degree in a mathematical way in Poland. Al-Attiyah faces as well his preparation for the Dakar without any pressure.

The Cup of the FIA World Rally Cross Country still has the Morocco Rally and the Baja Portalegre played, but it already looks a champion. Despite changing the Mini All4 Racing for the Toyota Hilux V8 after the last edition of the Dakar, Nasser Al-Attiyah has been shown to be fast in any circumstances and on any terrain, up to the point to score the win in the five tests he has played after missing the Baja Russia at the beginning of the year, and Poor Hungary, proof that collided head-on with his aforementioned participation in the Olympic Games.

In the particular episode of the Baja Poland, Nasser Al-Attiyah won by more something more than a minute on Krzysztof Holowczyc, pilot who competed at home but failed to take his Mini All4 Racing to victory. The podium was closed by the also Polish Marek Dabrowski to be imposed on Jakub Przygonski in a test in which he competed Martin Prokop and Xavi Pons. This win allows Al-Attiyah to continue expanding their great track record in the dating as far back as three titles in Cross-Country (2008, 2015, and 2016), two victories in the Dakar (2011, 2015) and two titles in the WRC2 (2014 and 2015). The qatari is only left already revalidating this 2016 the title of the Championship Rally of the Middle East (MERC).