DOMZALA OUT TO PROTECT LEAD
Little-known Polish driver
Aron Domzala finds himself in the spotlight at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which starts with a super special stage at the Al Forsan International Resort on Saturday. The Overdrive Racing Toyota Hilux driver began his first full campaign in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in superb style and leads the drivers’ championship by 11 points. After claiming victory in February’s Baja Russia, Domzala and navigator Szymon Gospodarczyk finished sixth in the Dubai International Baja, the first of two events being organised by the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE in the space of a month. Now the Pole faces the formidable task of holding on to that lead over five gruelling days of competition in the desert of Abu Dhabi against some of the most potent rivals in the sport. Both Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi will be targeting the top step of the podium. The event finishes at the Yas Marina Circuit in the capital on April 6.