NASSER AL-ATTIYAH(qat) 1.7m / 85kg
Shooting, horse riding, fishing, motorbikes
Ooredoo, Qatar, Red Bull
2022: 1st (2 stage wins, Toyota)
2021: 2nd (6 stage wins, Toyota)
2020: 2nd (1 stage win, Toyota)
2019: 1st (3 stage wins, Toyota)
2018: 2nd (4 stage wins, Toyota)
2017: Ab. Stage 4 (1 stage win, Toyota)
2016: 2nd (2 stage wins, Mini)
2015: 1st (5 stage wins, Mini)
2014: 3rd (2 stage wins, Mini)
2013: Ab. Stage 9 (3 stage wins, Buggy Qatar)
2012: Ab. Stage 9 (2 stage wins, Hummer)
2011: 1st (4 stage wins, Volkswagen)
2010: 2nd (4 stage wins, Volkswagen)
2009: Ab. (3 stage wins, BMW X Raid)
2007: 6th (1 stage win, BMW X Raid)
2006: Ab. (BMW X Raid)
2005: Ab. (BMW X Raid)
2004: 10th (Mitsubishi)
2022: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (5th), Morocco Rally (3rd), Andalucia Rally (2nd), W2RC (1st); Baja Spain (1st); MERC (1st)
Baja Spain (1st), Rallye du Maroc (1st), , Baja Ha’il; Winner of the FIA World Cup; MERC
2021: Andalucia Rally (1st), Baja Spain (1st), Rallye du Maroc (1st), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st), Baja Ha’il; Winner of the FIA World Cup; MERC
2020: Qatar Rally (1st), Andalucia Rally (1st), Ha’il Rally; MERC
2019:, Qatar Rally (1st), Kazakhstan Rally (1st), Silk Way Rally (1st), Morocco Rally (Ab.); MERC championship (4 races); Baja 1000
2018: Russian Baja (1st), Kazakhstan Rally, Qatar Rally, Silk Way Rally (2nd), Morocco Rally (1st); MERC champion (14th title)
2017: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st), Qatar Rally (1st), Rally Kazakhstan (1st), Spanish Baja (1st), Hungary Baja (1st); Poland Baja (1st), Morocco Rally (1st); Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup
2016: Morocco Rally (1st) , Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (1st), Qatar Rally (1st), Italian Baja (1st), Spanish Baja (1st), Poland Baja (1st); Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup
2015: Morocco Rally (1st), Qatar Rally (1st), Egypt Rally (1st), Italian Baja (1st), Baja Hungary (1st), Baja Poland (2nd); Winner of the FIA Cross-Country World Cup + 11th MERC title + WRC2 title
2014: Qatar Rally (1st), Egypt Rally (2nd), Morocco Rally (1st), Baja Portalegre (2nd)
2013: WRC (Middle-east), Super Boat World Championships (2nd)
2012: Bronze Medal Skeet Olympic Games, IRC Cyprus (1st), Sealine Cross-country Rally Qatar (1st), WRC season with Citroen
2010: Silk Way Rally (2nd)
Morocco (twice), Transiberico, Dos Sertoes, Egypt, etc.
“Ready to defend our title”
The end of the year was busy for title holder Nasser Al Attiyah. A celebrity at home in Qatar, the four-time winner of the Dakar, was particularly solicited for the football World Cup. At the start of the competition, the friendly 50-year-old was smiling as he evoked his country's evident victory. He then devoted himself 100% to his main activity, his primary objective: a fifth crown. Nasser Al Attiyah remains a phenomenon. A driver who wins almost every race he participates in, or nearly. Since his first Dakar in anonymity behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Pajero that he took to tenth place in Senegal in 2004, Nasser has multiplied his successes: four victories with three different cars, including the first in 2011, and 46 stage victories. After having driven for all the major teams in his discipline (BMW, Volkswagen, Hummer and Mini), he has established himself for the past six years within the Toyota Gazoo team, offering the brand its first title in 2019. He had to wait three years before winning in his region after two runner-up finishes behind Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel. The Qatari comes to the start of the 45th edition of the Dakar with the status of favourite after winning the FIA World Rally Championship title. He also claimed his umpteenth Middle East Rally Champion (MERC) title, winning four of the five rounds. All this in the company of his faithful co-driver Mathieu Baumel, his partner, his friend... like a brother.
NAA: “The last Dakar victory was fantastic. We had worked very hard. When we drove the T1+ for the first time, we could see the difference immediately compared to the T1, which suffered from so many punctures. It really was a great Dakar, without any problems. I was also delighted to win the world championship after the Dakar success. I think we are ready to defend our title. It would be incredible to win again.
We tested the new car in Namibia at the beginning of December to be sure everything was working well. In addition, I have been preparing myself a lot physically throughout the year to be as fit as possible for the next Dakar. I know it will be particularly tough for everyone, and we must be clever.”
MB: “It was a great victory, mainly for Nasser, of course, because being from Qatar and winning in the Middle East means a lot. We worked hard for this with the entire team to achieve such a result.
Nasser is exactly as you see him on TV. He is very generous, very kind, always friendly and smiling. And luckily for me, he is the same in the car during the rally, no matter what happens. We always keep calm and avoid stress, which helps us work better, especially on my side with navigation. I am so fortunate. He is like my brother now. I spend more time with him during the year than with my family. This relationship, the way we work together, and this mutual trust impact our results. We are together during the rallies but also away from them.”
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
TOYOTA GR DKR HILUX
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING
- Mark TOYOTA
- Model GR DKR HILUX
- Performance tuner Toyota Gazoo Racing
- Assistance Toyota Gazoo Racing
- Class T1+: Prototype Cross-Country Cars 4x4
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