3/15/2017 7:36:17 AM

Adel comes third in Dubai

Adel comes third in Dubai

DEFENDING champion Adel Hussein Abdulla, in a Nissan Patrol, had to be content with a third-place finish in the support category (T2) of FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in Dubai.

Local rider Mansoor Al Helai won the Dubai International Baja in a Toyota Land Cruiser while Lebanon’s Emil Khneisser, also in Nissan Patrol, finished second. 

Adel and his French co-driver Sebastien Delaunay had technical problems on the penultimate day, and despite that, they pushed hard to end up on the podium.

“We had a technical problem and we couldn’t use the four-wheel drive in the correct way. When you’ve an issue like this at the start, it affects your ability to push. Still, I’m happy to have a podium finish,” said Adel.

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