Al-Rajhi posts two sucessive victories at Ha’il Baja

Al-RajhiSaudi driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi and French navigator Matthieu Baumel registered second successive victory in the 2010 Saudi Arabian Ha’il Baja at the Maghwat Conference Centre in Ha’il on Tuesday afternoon.

The event started in the An-Nafud desert in the north-central region of the Kingdom and the Mitsubishi Lancer crew started its journey with a 6m 34s advantage over Abdullah Bakhashab and Joseph Matar. The crew posed a major challenge before the Toyota FJ Cruiser Proto crew over desert route and finally recorded a success with a margin of 32m 54.3s.

Al-Rajhi, said, "The car was fantastic, Matthieu did a great job on the route and I am so happy to have made a winning start to my program in the Baja Cup. Winning at home in Saudi Arabia, makes it extra special for me."

The Bakhashab Isuzu Team D-Max, with the help of Sami and Abdullah Al-Shammeri, claimed victory in the T2 showroom class. Mtair and Motaib Al-Shammeri performed very well in their Toyota Land Cruiser and expected to claim victory in the forthcoming rounds.