Despite dropping time, the Qatari has a relatively comfortable cushion to take into the final day.
The ace Qatari also claimed his first stage victory.
Saeed Al Sulaiti edges Mishal Al Naimi in the final race to win the Qatar Superstock 600cc Championship.
QATAR’S Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah remained in the driving seat with an 8min, 53sec lead over Poland’s Jakub Przygonski after the third day of Rally Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Abdullah Al Qubaisi, who finished fourth with 146 points, was one of the revelations of the Qatar Superstock 600cc Championship.
IT WAS a case of so near, yet so far for Mishal Al Naimi. Starting from the pole, Mishal pushed all the way to win Race 1 and drew level on points with Saeed Al Sulaiti.
WHEN the QMMF scrapped the Qatar Superbike Championship and launched the one-make QSTK series in January, the main aim was to create a level playing field that would ensure that the most talented rider reaches the top spot on the podium.
ABDULLAH Al Khelaifi won the inaugural Qatar Touring Car Championship (QTCC).
Qatar’s Mohamed Issa Abu Issa withdraws from event after minor electrical issues.
He was hit by a car in a bicycle accident in Italy last week.
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah snatched the overall lead from Poland’s Jakub Przygonski.
Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah is 56sec behind in second place.
Local favourite Johann Zarco was second and Spain's Dani Pedrosa third.