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Al-Attiyah and Walkner, leaders in Abu Dhabi after the second stage

Al-Attiyah and Walkner, leaders in Abu Dhabi after the second stage
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Hilux), in cars, and Austrian Matthias Walker (KTM), in motorcycles, lead the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the first round of the Off-Road World Championship, after the second stage, of 289.39 kilometers, 99 , 69 timed, between Mezaira’a and Madinat Zayed.
Al Attiyah defended the lead in cars and was again the fastest with a time of 4h02: 34, ahead of the Emirati Khalid Al-Qassimi (Peugeot 2008 DKR) (4h14.02), thus his advantage in the general is already 23 minutes.
In motorcycles, the British Sam Sunderland (KTM), champion of the Dakar 2017, lost the lead by being sixth. The French Pierre Alexander Renet (Husqvarna) won the stage with 4:05:05 ahead of the Portuguese Paolo Gonçalves (Honda), who gave up more than two minutes.
The new leader is Walkner, third in this stage, with an overall time of 7:41.09, with a 32-second advantage over the Russian rider, while Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna) is fourth, less than two minutes away. EFE
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