Dimanche 28 novembre 2021 à 11 heures (heure Paris) - Présentation du Dakar 2022
N°422 Véhicule Léger SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

KHALIFA AL ATTIYAH

(qat)

Sponsors

Qatar, Ooredoo, Method, Tensor, Motul

2021: first appearance

Baja Morocco, Baja Italia, Baja Qatar
MERC rallies

Interview

A new Al Attiyah on the Dakar

On the 2021 Dakar, there won’t be one but two Al Attiyahs on the start line of the rally. Indeed after triumphant Nasser, winner of the Dakar three-times in the cars class, his younger brother Khalifa Al Attiyah will be discovering the event. It’s actually Nasser who registered Khalifa on the rally and pushed him to go for it. The 42-year-old has limited experience in motorsports but still competed in Baja races in Italy, Morocco and at home, as well as the Middle-East Rally championship. On the Dakar, the Qatari will be driving a Can Am prepared by the South Racing team and will have experienced Paolo Ceci at his side. Indeed his Italian co-driver is a former biker who finished all five of his rallies in the Top 20 including a career high 14th spot on his first experience in 2010 that he repeated in 2015. He even went on to join the HRC Honda factory team for his last appearance on the Dakar in 2016. Both men only met in December and competed together on the last two rounds of the Baja World Cup in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia.

Paolo Ceci: “After my bike career, in 2019 I raced the Africa Eco Race with a Polaris RSR 1000, to compete with my wife, but it was a disaster. We had a lot of technical problems, even if in the end we managed to reach the finish line, as I always did so far in all my races. I didn't really think I was going to do the Dakar again. If anything, I was thinking of redoing the Africa Eco Race, which, however, was canceled due to COVID. Then I got the call as to become the navigator of Khalifa Al-Attiyah, and I didn't think twice. I had a little laugh, because we will have to speak English. I speak it quite well but not as a professor, and he will speak it as a Qatari... We will understand each other through gestures! But, we can aim for a good result”

Véhicule

SOUTH RACING CAN-AM

  • Marque : CAN - AM
  • Modèle : XRS
  • Préparateur : South Racing - Can Am
  • Assistance : South Racing - Can Am
  • Classe : T4.1 SSV de série turbo

Classement 2021

Toute l'actualité de K. Al attiyah

Dépêches - 08/01 16:21 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Ça se resserre entre Quintero et Al-Attiyah !

Si Seth Quintero est parvenu à porter à plus de deux minutes son avance sur Khalifa Al-Attiyah après 202 km, l’écart s’est réduit à 24’’ au point de chronométrage suivant. Le jeune américain n’a pas encore course gagnée et va devoir jouer des coudes avec un des frères...

Dépêches - 07/01 14:13 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Al-Attiyah en tête !

Cette fois-ci, on ne parle pas de Nasser Al-Attiyah, mais de son frère Khalifa ! Au km 250, le pilote Can Am prend l’ascendant sur Reinaldo Varela, immobilisé au km 247 à la suite d’un problème mécanique. 

Dépêches - 05/01 12:51 [GMT +3] - Véhicule Léger

Un autre Al-Attiyah dans le groupe de tête

Petit frère de Nasser, Khalifa Al-Attiyah, qui dispute son premier Dakar, occupe la quatrième place au km 217 à un peu moins de 4’ du leader. Après trois spéciales, son meilleur résultat pour le moment est une 16e place lors du prologue. Khalifa pourrait donc bien s’offrir son premier podium d’étape...

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