AL-Attiyah Starts Title Defence with Mexico win

NASSER AL-ATTIYAH STARTED THE DEFENCE OF HIS WRC 2 TITLE IN PERFECT FASHION ON SUNDAY BY CRUISING TO VICTORY AT RALLY GUANAJUATO MEXICO BY ALMOST EIGHT MINUTES.

The Qatari, driving a Ford Fiesta Regional Rally Car, started the final leg with a massive advantage following the retirement of leader Yurii Protasov yesterday and took no risks to secure maximum points.

Protasov held a narrow lead over Al-Attiyah until yesterday afternoon when the Ukrainian went off the road and damaged his Fiesta RRC’s radiator.

“We had a good fight all week but we were very clever. Conditions were tough and I used my head. This was Matthieu’s (co-driver Baumel) first time in WRC and he did a really good job,” said Al-Attiyah.

 
 
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