POLAND: Saudi rally rider Dania Akeel finished in third place in the T3 category of the World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas fifth round, which took place last weekend in Poland.
Despite muddy conditions due to heavy rains before and during the race, Akeel finished with a podium place alongside her navigator, Ty Perry.
“After the ideal kick off we had during the first demonstration stage, we set off on the second and third day amidst harsh weather conditions that made the track slippery and rocky,” Akeel said.
“We were careful and had to change our tactics on some of the tracks, namely on the stages of the second day, to be able to reach the end line,” she added.
The Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation congratulated Akeel, who will take a break after the first five rounds, four of which took place in Europe.
Akeel, who is sponsored by Toyota (Abdul Latif Jameel Motors), the Saudi Tamer Group, Hertz, Toyota Oils & Fluids, BFGoodrich Tires, and Magrabi Hospitals and Centers Group, in addition to Red Bull energy drink, will participate in the sixth round of the championship in Portugal from Oct. 26 to 28.