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Al-Attiyah increases lead and Sunderland regains lead in motorcycles

Al-Attiyah increases lead and Sunderland regains lead in motorcycles
The Qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Hilux), won again in cars and increases his advantage as leader of the general, while the British Sam Sunderland (KTM), champion of the Dakar 2017, won the stage and regained the leadership in motorcycles .
The heat gave a break to the participants in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the first round of the Off-road World Championship, after the 288.73-kilometer stage this Tuesday took place.
Al-Attiyah welcomed the milder temperatures and commented that his car “is running very well.” «The desert is unpredictable and it is always changing. Yesterday we had 51 degrees and there is no air conditioning in the car. Today it was not so hot and the engine has more performance, “he added.
The Qatari driver is leading with two days to go with a 398 minute and 38 second lead over the Emirati Khalid Al-Qassimi (Peugeot 2008 DKR).
Suderland, who started the stage from the sixth starting position, was overtaking rivals and took the lead in the resupply, to end up winning the stage with 6 minutes and 1 second ahead of Chilean Pablo Quintanilla (Husqvarna), who also climbed to the second position of the provisional general after the English at 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
The penultimate stage will be 250.25 kilometers long and will be the last to run through the Rub Al-Khali and then skirt the Saudi border and the dunes south of Moreeb before finishing 4.25km west of Hameem. EFE
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