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Qatar's Al-Attiyah commands Silk Way rally

Qatar's Al-Attiyah commands Silk Way rally

Subsequent to navigating Russia's woodlands, the Mongolian steppe and the deserts of northern China, Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah at last asserted triumph in the "enormous and wonderful" Silk Way Rally on Tuesday.

Unchallenged after the end on day two of his primary opponent - Toyota colleague Yazeed Al-Rajhi of Saudi Arabia - Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Mathieu Baumel traveled to triumph, winning every one of the phases of an overwhelming challenge.

His first triumph in the Silk Way, adds to Al-Attiyah's three successes in the Dakar rally, including the 2019 release.

China's Wei Han and Liao Min were second with Frenchmen Jerome Pelichet and Pascal Larroque third.

Al-Attiyah, twice second in past versions of the race, stated: "It was imperative to me since it is a major and lovely race."

The ninth release of the rally began from Irkutsk in Russian Siberia on July 6 and finished 10 days, and 5,000 kilometers, later in China's Gobi desert intersection of Dunhuang, the Silk Road station well known for caverns decorated with old Buddhist statues and frescoes.

The rally presented a two-wheel classification this year and Britain's Sam Sunderland, who rides for KMT and won the Dakar in 2017, turned into the first historically speaking Silk Way motorbike champion.

Champ of three phases, he beat Andrew Short of the United States, second and Adrien Van Beveren of France third.

Just because the race crossed the dusty Mongolian steppe. It attracted 181 contenders vehicle, motorbike, and truck classifications, the last won by Russian Anton Shibalov.

"It has been a stunning background, experiencing so entirely different view, seeing such huge numbers of various sights," said Sunderland.

"To the extent the race was concerned it was an extreme one. Particularly these most recent three days in China."


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