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Hungarian Baja: Fortin - "A terrific result for Al Attiyah and Overdrive Racing".






Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah stormed through from second position to snatch a dramatic last stage victory for Overdrive Racing and the Toyota team in the "Hungarian Baja", round seven of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, on Saturday.

The Qatari and his French co-driver Matthieu Baumel earned the fastest time on the final special to take outright victory away from Russian Vladimir Vasilyev by the margin of 12:09 minutes. Argentina’s Orlando Terranova finished third, a further eight seconds behind the Russian, after incurring a 12-minute penalty near the end that cost him second place.

The Polish Team Orlen driver Marek Dabrowski and navigator Jacek Czachor finished eighth overall at the helm of a second Overdrive Racing-run Toyota Hilux, but Adam Malysz and Rafal Marton were sidelined after a third stage accident in the third Overdrive car. Czech driver Miroslav Zapletal was fourth.

"This was a terrific result for Nasser, Matthieu and Overdrive Racing and particularly pleasing for it to happen so late on," said Overdrive Racing’s team director Jean-Marc Fortin. "Nasser will also be with us at Baja Poland in a couple of weeks and the result keeps his hopes of winning the championship alive."

After administration checks at the Varasi Sportcsarnak in the historic baroque town of Pápa in Veszprém county, action got underway on Friday evening with a 58.37 km selective section at Kemenes before refuelling, regrouping and the overnight halt.

Al-Attiyah slotted into second position behind Terranova. His time of 37:26 mins was just 38 seconds adrift of the Argentine and left him well placed to challenge over the four selective sections on Saturday. Malysz held fourth position and Dabrowski was classified in seventh.

Two revised selective sections of 54.56 km (Erdö) and 96.62 km (Lötér), repeated twice, were on the agenda for Saturday before the prize giving in Pápa. Terranova won the first of the day’s four stages and Al-Attiyah hit back on the second, but Malysz was forced out of the running 20 km from the end of the third stage when the Pole flipped his Team Orlen Toyota on a fast, open stretch of road.

"It was a right turn but, when we tried to turn the corner, there was a pile of stones and it threw the car. We landed on the roof and then we turned over twice," said Malysz’s co-driver Rafal Marton. "We spent 20 minutes upside down until we were turned back on to the wheels. These was no sense in continuing."

Terranova took a sizeable lead into the repeat of the two stages on Saturday afternoon, but Al-Attiyah was not to be prevented from taking a superb victory for the Overdrive Racing team. Championship leader Vladimir Vasilyev claimed second after Terranova’s late penalty and Dabrowski reached the finish in eighth place.

2014/08/18 | 12:24 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/PERKINS











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Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Mitsubishi Petrobras Team crews SS03 on Tuesday | 27.08.2014 17:55 |




Rally dos Sertões: Both Ford Rangers reached top speeds above 175 km/h. | 27.08.2014 17:07 |




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Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Official no comment rally video of SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 18:57 |




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Rally dos Sertões RESULTS: Overall results BIKES & QUADS SS02 on Monday | 26.08.2014 01:59 |




Rally dos Sertões VIDEO: Driving onboard with Overdrive Toyota Hilux of Verala | 26.08.2014 01:46 |




Rally dos Sertões: Honda´s Paulo Goncalves wins second stage in the bikes. | 26.08.2014 01:28 |




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