YAZEED AL RAJHI(sau)
Abdul Lateef Jameel, Toyota
2021: 16th (2 stage wins)
2020: 4th (Toyota Overdrive)
2019: 7th (Mini X-Raid)
2018: Ab. Stage 8 (Mini X-Raid)
2017: 27th (Mini X-Raid)
2016: 11th (Toyota) (
2015: Ab. Stage 11 (Toyota) (1 stage win)
2022: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (6th), Morocco Rally (4th), Andalucia Rally (3rd); W2RC (3rd) ; Baja Jordan, Baja Italia (1st) Baja Espana (2nd) , Baja Portalegre, Baja Ha’il, Baja Dubai
2021: Andalucia Rally (3rd), Kazakhstan Rally (17th), Morocco Rally (2nd), Baja Dubai (1st), Baja Sherkiyah (Ab.), Baja Spain (3rd), Baja Hungary (2nd), Baja Poland (2nd), Baja Italy (1st)
2020: Andalucia Rally (3rd)
2019: Qatar Rally (2nd), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (7th), Silk Way Rally (Ab.), Morocco Rally (5th), Rally Qassim (1st), Al Alu Neom Rally (1st)
2018: Silk Way Rally (1st), Kazakhstan Rally (1st)
2017: Silk Way Rally (10th), Kazakhstan Rally (11th), WRC Wales and Sardegna
2016: Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (2nd), Qatar Rally (2nd), Sardinia Rally (6th), Silk Way Rally (2nd), Morocco Rally (Ab.)
2015: Morocco Rally (3rd), Egypt Rally (2nd), Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (4th)
MERC and WRC2 events
2014: Baja Russia (1st), Baja Italia (1st), Egypt Rally (1st)
WRC2, ERC and MERC Championships
“Historic for a Saudi driver!”
The key to success in the Dakar: be consistent. Yazeed Al Rajhi seems to have learned well from his past experiences. While he didn't win a stage in 2022, he never finished outside the top five from day three onwards and finished on the podium for the first time in his career. Third, behind the " furious " duo Al Attiyah-Loeb, the Saudi took a step forward during the last edition. He debuted on the rally in 2015 and immediately caused a sensation, winning his first special stage in a Toyota Hilux on day eight before retiring, when in third place. He then had an inconclusive stint with X-Raid behind the wheel of a Mini before returning to Overdrive in route to this precious podium. Once again, the 41-year-old will be one of the favourites after a complete season that saw him finish third in the FIA World Rally Championship and win the Baja World Cup. To his right in the cockpit of the Hilux T1+, Al Rajhi will once again rely on his WRC co-driver: Michael Orr.
Y.A.R.: “As a child, I was interested in every form of motorsport. The Dakar has always been dear to me with this sense of adventure. I dreamt of being part of it one day. The Dakar is a demanding race with an incredible history. Competing in this rally means battling against the best. But also, the elements and yourself.
This new season starting with the last Dakar was totally different and unique for us with the T1+ regulations. Our car allowed us to fight for the podium every time. Finishing third in the last Dakar is a historic result for a Saudi driver.”
TOYOTA HILUX OVERDRIVE
- Mark TOYOTA
- Model HILUX OVERDRIVE
- Performance tuner Toyota Overdrive
- Assistance Toyota Overdrive
- Class T1+: Prototype Cross-Country Cars 4x4
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Lategan and Al Rajhi over 2 minutes back
Henk Lategan and Yazeed Al Rajhi, 32nd and 34th out of the gate this morning, were ninth and tenth fastest at km 29, respectively, 2'11" and 2'12" behind Sébastien Loeb's reference time.
Al Rajhi to the rescue!
Henk Lategan ran into trouble yesterday when he broke a shock absorber 18 km into the special. Another Toyota driver —albeit for a different team—, Yazeed Al Rajhi, rushed to his aid. The Saudi gave the South African his shock absorber so Lategan could get back on the move. It cost him 51 minutes. After starting stage 9 in second place overall,...
Yazeed Al Rajhi: "Going left and right in the wadis"
Yazeed Al Rajhi started near the back of the field in 40th place after running into mechanical trouble yesterday. The Saudi picked up his third career Dakar stage win, the first one in this edition, but he remains over five hours behind the overall leader. The stage win restored his honour and netted him some W2RC points. Al Rajhi came in third in the 2022 W2RC....
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