N°201 Car TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

NASSER AL-ATTIYAH

(qat) 1.7m / 85kg

Hobbies

Shooting, horse riding, fishing, motorbikes

Sponsors

Toyota Gazoo Racing, Red Bull, Eurol, Innovation Group, Kinto, Toyota Financial services, Qatar

2021: 2nd (5 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 (BMW X Raid)
2006: Ab. (BMW X Raid)
2005: Ab. (BMW X Raid)
2004: 10th (Mitsubishi)

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.

Interview

“It's time to win again!”

For once, Nasser Al Attiyah has given his undivided attention to racing this year. No boat races, no Olympic Games in ball trap. When the Qatari splits his time, he is world-class. So, imagine when he concentrates on a single discipline. His record speaks for itself. Three rally-raids, one Baja and three rounds of the Middle East Rally Championship... seven races, seven wins. Al Attiyah is a beast with an eternal smile. Since his first Dakar in obscurity in a Mitsubishi Pajero that he took to 10th place in Senegal in 2004, Nasser has won three times with three different cars, including the first in 2011, and a total of 40 stage victories. After having driven for all the major teams in the sport (BMW, Volkswagen, Hummer and Mini), he has established himself over the past five years within the Toyota Gazoo team, scoring the brand's first title in 2019. But the last two editions of the rally in Saudi Arabia have been a real disappointment despite two runner-up finishes. Victim of constant punctures, the Qatari had nothing for Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel respectively. But the situation could well change for the 2022 edition. The Doha native and his team jumped at the opportunity to adapt the Hilux to the new FIA regulations (new T1+ category for 4WD). Nasser will start his 18th Dakar with the revamped Pickup with bigger wheels and suspension. He has been busy testing his new charge in South Africa with his loyal navigator since 2015, Mathieu Baumel. Based on the unknown that is Audi and its champions Sainz and Peterhansel, the youth of the BRX team (also in the T1+ category) and above all the experience of the Qatari and his team, the stars seem to be perfectly aligned for Nasser Al Attiyah, a potential fourth title. But above the deserts of Saudi Arabia, there are many stars... some of them are shooting.

NAA: “I think this new T1+ category is a good decision. We are heading in the right direction. Everyone is using similar technology except Audi. I don't know about Audi. We are concentrating on our Toyota. The car has been developed a lot, and we have been able to test it many times. I continue to be impressed with the new car, and I'm particularly pleased with the way it handles with the bigger tyres when it comes to tackling difficult terrain. The engine delivers excellent power and torque, and we are looking forward to testing the car on the Dakar. Now it's time to win again. After two podiums (twice second), only first-place matters.”

Vehicle

TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

TOYOTA GR DKR HILUX
TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

  • TOYOTA
  • GR DKR HILUX
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing
  • 4×4 Petrol and Diesel

Ranking 2022

All news of N. Al-attiyah

Reactions - 14/01 13:03 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al-Attiyah: "Three solid teams capable of winning"

Nasser Al-Attiyah went back to his winning ways after two editions in second place. It is his first triumph in Saudi Arabia. He hailed the performances of Audi and BRX in a display of fair play.

"It was an incredible Dakar for us. We hadn't won since 2019. We're pleased with the new T1+ regulations. There were three solid teams capable of winning....

Summary - 13/01 18:38 [GMT +3]

Dakar 2022 - Stage 11 | A recital by Sunderland and Al-Attiyah

FOCUS

The penultimate special on the Dakar won praise from Carlos Sainz who enjoyed his second stage victory on this edition: “camel grass, dunes, navigation, riverbeds and stones… it was a really complete stage and quite difficult to open on”. The loop out from Bisha and back heading due north to enter the Province of Mecca before turning round and...

Reactions - 13/01 15:18 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al-Attiyah: “To lose only four minutes to Seb is nothing”

Al-Attiyah finished in 7th place on stage 7 and has kept Loeb at a safe distance with a lead of more than half an hour on the eve of the end to the rally.

“It was a difficult stage and not easy because we had to think a lot. But to lose only four minutes or something to Seb, it’s nothing, you know? We are in a good way. Tomorrow is a shorter...

Reactions - 12/01 14:32 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al-Attiyah: "Finishing one minute down on 'Séb' is great"

Al-Attiyah solidified his lead over Loeb with seventh place in the stage, 7′50″  behind Peterhansel.

"We completed the stage without losing too much time. We only conceded a minute to 'Séb', so we'll start in a decent position tomorrow. We had no punctures today, the car was just perfect and Mathieu navigated well. We're getting...

Reactions - 11/01 14:50 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al-Attyiah: “We are happy to be coming close to the finish in Jeddah”

3rd on today’s stage behind the two other Gazoo Racing Toyotas, Nasser has also gained an extra minute over sur Loeb.

“Except for yesterday with the problem, today we had another really good run, without any big bushes and we finished third on the stage. Now we also have a good lead, so we are quite happy. Toyota have looked in good shape...

Reactions - 10/01 14:47 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al Attiyah: “I was really scared all the way”

On a stage disrupted by mechanical problems, the general rankings leader can be happy with limiting his loss of time: only 7 minutes lost to Sébastien Loeb, his nearest pursuer.

“For 350 km we one puncture and then we only had front-wheel drive because we broke the rear. I was really scared all the way. On the last part I said, ‘I...

Reactions - 09/01 16:24 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al-Attiyah: "I'm not following any strategy"

Al-Attiyah lost 5 minutes to Loeb but still commands a 45-minute lead.

"The second week of the Dakar is a different race altogether. We didn't really try to attack this morning, we left it for later in the stage. I don't know whether we won the stage, many of our rivals started behind us, so we have to wait to find out. I'm not following any...

Reactions - 07/01 14:06 [GMT +3] - Car

Nasser Al Attiyah: “I think we are in a good way”

The Toyota team leader has reached the rest day on top of the general rankings, with a lead of 50 minutes over Yazeed Al Rajhi and Sébastien Loeb, his two nearest pursuers, who are neck and neck.

“Absolutely, we are quite happy today. We tried to push from the beginning, but some drivers made some mistakes. Mathieu navigated well and...

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