Cookie Consent by Privacy Policies Generator website Loeb Boosts Dakar Bid With Historic Stage Victory for BRX : GoDubai.com

GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share

Team's maiden stage win on world's toughest rally is first ever by a car using sustainable fuel

Dubai, UAE - 4 January, 2022:  Sebastien Loeb underlined his challenge for a first Dakar Rally triumph today as he delivered an historic stage victory for the Bahrain Raid Xtreme team in Saudi Arabia.

The nine-times World Rally Champion, partnered by Fabian Lurquin in one of the three BRX Prodrive Hunters, was fastest on the 338-km stage from Hail to Al Artawiya by 3 mins 28secs from overnight leader Nasser Al Attiyah.

The result saw Loeb cut Al Attiyah's advantage alongside Matthieu Baumel in a Toyota Hilux to 9 mins 16 secs ahead of tomorrow's 255-km special from Al Artawiya to Al Qaysumah.

The first stage win for the Bahrain Raid Xtreme Prodrive Hunter on the Dakar rally came after 3 hours and 25 minutes of hard driving through the northern part of Saudi Arabia. 

It is also the very first Dakar stage victory by a car using sustainable fuel, as the Hunter runs on Prodrive EcoPower made from agricultural waste that reduces CO2 emissions by 80%.

Loeb's team mates Nani Roma and Alex Haro further confirmed the pace of the Hunter with a fifth place on the stage for the all Spanish crew as competitors tackled the first big dunes of the 44th Dakar.

Orlando Terranova with Dani Oliveras in the third BRX car came home in 13th position to maintain their overall top ten place in the world's largest and most demanding motorsport event, which covers 8,375 km over two weeks.

Loeb completed the stage to say: “It was a real battle as Nasser was pushing very hard over the sand as he was opening the stage and really fast. We pushed hard like we were on a WRC rally for 340km, so it was exciting and really tough, but we have a fantastic result at the end. 

“Towards the end of the stage, Nasser and I were driving together through the dunes, but then there were a lot of stones. I tried to lead so I could pick the line and try to avoid a puncture so we could finish the stage well, as yesterday I had two flats. 

“It was not such a big question of navigation today as the line was really clear to see for Fabian. It's a fantastic result for BRX and proof of the benefits of sustainable fuel for such long distance events. After an enormous amount of work by so many people over so many months, we are proud to take this first stage with for the team.”

Gus Beteli, the BRX team principal said: “A great day with the first stage win for BRX thanks to Seb and Fabian having such great pace all the way through the difficult 338 kms 

“It's quite a big task to beat Nasser in these types of dunes. We're very happy to have had no major problems which is the main thing, but we're well aware we still have 11 days to go.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3870 times
Posted on : Tuesday, January 4, 2022  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Sports Council Launch Basketball Development Program for Dubai Clubs
Next Story : BRX make Confident Start as Dakar Launches New World Rally-raid Series
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
First Technology Event in 2022 in Dubai Opens with a Resounding Success
Shenzhen Brand Products Exhibition Come to Dubai Physically on January 2022
Mysterious Ancient Tombs Reveal 4,500-Year-Old Highway Network in North-West Arabia
Are You Ready for Valentine's Day? - Omega Says 'Show Me Love'
Symbols and Colours by Pandora: Little Symbols of Big Dreams
Sony Middle East & Africa Broadens Availability of 360 Spatial Sound Experience ...
Oris Big Crown X Cervo Volante
RAKEZ Facilitates Bank Account Opening for Clients through RAKBANK's Quick Apply...
LG's Newest Innovations Earn Wide Range of Honors at Ces 2022
Ajman University Set to Host the "Year of the Fiftieth" Commencement C...
The First-Ever Chupa Chups Room in the World Launches in Dubai, UAE
Maserati: Back to Racing. The First Italian Brand to Compete in the ABB FIA For...
Loeb Closes the Gap Again to Turn Up Dakar Pressure
The Best Clean Beauty Brands at THAT Concept Store
Samsung Launches Galaxy S21 FE 5G - The Ultimate Smartphone Designed for Fans in...
BRX Trio Stage Top Ten Show As Dakar Heads for Finish
Kuwaiti Photographer Displays Wildlife Photos at Expo 2020 Dubai
Region's First World of Coffee Opens at Expo 2020 Dubai
Discover The Infectious Waste Disposal Solution at Arab Health
Zoho's Dubai Headquarters To Operate On New Working Week
United Arab Bank Implements Complete Data Protection for Data Backup, Replicatio...
The Republic of Paraguay's Diversity in Focus as a Tourist Destination at Expo 2020
Arabian Automobiles Wins Two Major Awards: Agency Workshop of the Year, Agency B...
LG Levels Up the Laundry Experience With the Latest in Washing and Drying Solutions
Emirates Post Group in collaboration with Emirates Philatelic Association. UAE ...
Samsung's Monitor Lineup Sets New Record for CE Accolades With Nine Awards
SEHA Announces Closure of Mina Rashid Covid-19 Drive-through Services Center
Invesco Outlook: Inflation Sets the Stage for 2022
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Inaugurates 2 New Showrooms in MG Road, Bengaluru and So...
Enjoy Jashn-E-kebab on Zafran's Outdoor Terrace
Joyalukkas Shopper Wins Big in the ongoing DSF Season of Big Winnings'
Ozka's Step Challenge is Back at Global Village with a Chance to Win an Amazing ...
Arabian Automobiles offers Nissan, INFINITI Owners' Industry-Leading Free Pick-U...
SEHA Extends its Working Hours for COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers in Ab...
IBPC Retail Conclave 2022
Byredo Iconic Scents will Soon be Part of the Immersive Stay Experience at Inter...
Stellar Q3 Helps TCS Hit $25 Bn in Annual Revenue
Al Ghurair Properties Announces Partnership with Siemens to Implement Sustainabl...
MAX&Co. SS 22 Rock Chic
Dubai Shopping Malls Group's Up to 1 Million Dirhams Prized Weekly Raffles, a Hi...
Tashkeel Launches 2022 Exhibition Programme with the Work of Six Emirati Photogr...
International Panel of Experts to Decide Honoree(s) of Zayed Award for Human Fra...
SEHA Wins Two Globally Recognized Awards for Excellence in Nursing Healthcare
Dubai Culture and Zoho Partner to Support Digital Transformation for Creative En...
Sony Exhibits at CES 2022
LG Joins IBM Quantum Network for Advance Industry Applications of Quantum Computuing
Advanced Ford F-150 Boasts an All-New SYNC 4 and its Host of Innovative Technolo...
2022 Samsung QLED and Lifestyle TVs Recognized By Top Global Certification Insti...
Lenovo's New Yoga PCs Blend Elevated Design with Sustainability
Chile Pavilion Showcases Destination Diversity at Tourism Week