Qatar's Adel Abdulla down-on-power but leads T3 category after day 1 in Dubai

Qatar's Adel Abdulla down-on-power but leads T3 category after day 1 in Dubai

08.03.2019: Dubai International Baja March 7-9, 2019 Friday, March 8th, 2019 Qatar’s Adel Abdulla and French co-driver Jean-Michel Polato began their challenge for honours at the Dubai International Baja with the quickest time in the

Dubai International Baja
March 7-9, 2019
Friday, March 8th, 2019




Qatar’s Adel Abdulla and French co-driver Jean-Michel Polato began their challenge for honours at the Dubai International Baja with the quickest time in the T3 category on Friday.

 


The day’s selective section of 201.60km wound its way through Dubai’s Al-Qudra desert, taking in fast sandy tracks, some small dunes and rocky terrain.
 


Adel’s switch to a Can-Am Maverick X3 this season is seen as a new challenge for the former FIA T2 World Champion who had built up a lead of 4min 59sec at the overnight halt over Emirati driver Michel Fadel, despite a down-on-power engine.
 


Six entrants are taking part in T3 at this second round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas. Adel is using a car being managed on events by the Spanish FN Speed Team with support from Ooredoo and the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF).
 


Adel said: “We stay in the first position but we had some technical problems. I can see that the light of the engine was on from the start of the stage. The power was not so good. Maybe 80% of the power was there. I think maybe something electrical. I didn’t have the big top speed, maybe 105km/h maximum, but we did a good job under the circumstances.
 


“We stopped one time to reset everything because we thought there was something wrong with the computer. Anyway we are happy about the result today. Tomorrow is a long day and I hope we can find the problem and push on.”


 
Series T3 rivals Abdullah Al-Zubair of Oman and Italy’s Michele Cinotto were third and fourth overall and Spain’s Santiago Navarro and Russian driver Fedor Vorobeyev rounded off the top six.
 


Tomorrow (Saturday), the event draws to a close with a slightly longer desert selective section of 204.93km before the return to the Dubai Autodrome for the ceremonial finish.
 





2019 Dubai International Baja – T3 positions after SS1:




1. Adel Abdulla (QAT)/Jean-Michel Polato (FRA) Can-Am Maverick X3                         3hrs 14min 02sec


2. Michel Fadel (ARE)/Craig Tyson (ARE) Polaris XP 1000                                   3hrs 19min 01sec


3. Abdullah Al-Zubair (OMN)/Nasser Al-Kuwari (QAT) Can-Am Maverick X3           3hrs 29min 52sec


4. Michele Cinotto (ITA)/Mauricio Dominella (ITA) Polaris RZR 1000

                3hrs 33min 11sec
5 Santiago Navarro (ESP)/Pedro Lopez (ESP) Can-Am Maverick X3 

                 3hrs 33min 39sec
6. Fedor Vorobyev (RUS)/Kirill Shubin (RUS) Can-Am Maverick X3                           3hrs 39min 39sec
 


- Neil Perkins, also photos
 
 

 

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