THE PRINCE OF DAKAR

Qatar Today - - CULTURE -

Nasser Al At­tiyah se­cured his sec­ond victory in the Dakar Rally af­ter nearly two weeks of lead­ing in the race.

Four years af­ter he won his first Dakar Rally, Nasser Al At­tiyah did it once again this year, com­ing in at first place at the end of the 9,000 km race that ran through Ar­gentina, Chile and Bo­livia. Driv­ing an X-raid Mini with his co-driver, French­man Matthieu Baumel, the Qatar World Rally Team fin­ished a full 35 min­utes ahead of the sec­ond- place team. He was ac­corded a hero's wel­come on his re­turn home. Speak­ing to a lo­cal English daily, he said what made the victory even more worth­while was a per­sonal con­grat­u­la­tory phone call from HH the Emir.

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