Tremendous scare for Nasser Al-Attiyah

The Qatari had an accident while fighting for the victory of the Cyprus Rally.

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The qatari Nasser Al-Attiyah and his navigator, the French Mathieu baumel, staged a spectacular accident during the first stage of the Cyprus Rally, valid competence for the FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC).

The incident occurred during the sixth special test of the competition when Al-Attiyah lost control of the car and lost his way. The crew's VW Polo ended up in the grass and started to catch fire for unknown causes.

Nasser Al-Attiyah
Fortunately, and Al-Attiyah and Baumel left the vehicle on time, which ended up being calcined. They both said on their social media that they were fine. Due to this accident, the section was canceled.

At the time of this event, Al-Attiyah, winner of this competition in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, was in third place in the general classification.

Abandonment does not complicate Al-Attiyah's aspirations to achieve his 17st title in the category thanks to the good results of the previous dates that include the victories in Jordan y Qatar and second place in the Lebanon.

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