Made-in-SA rac­ing Hilux wins first leg of Cross-Coun­try World Cup

The Witness - Wheels - - RACING -

Nasser Saleh Al-At­tiyah (left) and Matthieu Baume de­fended their ti­tle in the FIA Cross-Coun­try World Cup cir­cuit in the Abu Dhabi Desert Chal­lenge in a Made-in-SA Hilux last week. The five-day race was Round Two of the World Cup and Al-At­tiyah pi­loted the Toy­ota Hilux, built at Toy­ota South Africa Mo­tors’ motorsport HQ at Hall­speed near Kyalami, to a 32-minute vic­tory and the top of this year’s World Cup stand­ings. They are now look­ing for­ward to rac­ing the Toy­ota in Qatar for another five days from Sun­day. The Toy­ota Hilux that Al-At­tiyah drove on the Abu Dhabi Desert Chal­lenge was the same ve­hi­cle that fin­ished third in this year’s Dakar Rally, in the hands of Toy­ota Ga­zoo Rac­ing SA’s Giniel de Vil­liers and nav­i­ga­tor Dirk von Zitze­witz.

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

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