Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Federal Republic of Germany on Unity Day    Saudi Arabia to Host 25th World Petroleum Congress in 2026    Tadawul All Share Index Decreases by 0.79%, Equity Market Capitalization Reaches SAR 10,832.85 Billion at End of 1st Nine Months 2022    Asian Shares Mostly Lower    Weather Forecast for Monday    KSrelief Concludes the 11th, 12th Volunteer Program in Zaatari Camp for Syrian Refugees in Jordan    Saudi Arabia, UK explore increased trade, investment opportunities Keaveny arrives in Riyadh in first visit as Lord Mayor of London    King Salman receives written message from Azerbaijan president    Prince Abdulaziz Al-Faisal to Head Saudi Delegation to Olympic Council of Asia Meetings in Cambodia    Recycling by 2035 will contribute to an annual income of SR120 billion    18 new benefit added to health insurance policy    Dr. Khalid Al-Sabti, a techy savvy leader, taking ETEC to new heights KAUST workshop on 'Basics of AI' begins at ETEC    Global philosophers to discuss science and philosophy in 2nd Riyadh Conference in December    King, Crown Prince congratulate Guinea president on Independence Day    Jail, fine for citizens involved in forging official documents of a Saudi embassy    Al-Manea: Selling gold in installments is not permissible    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,487 Points    MAWANI, Tabadul Sign MoU to Develop New Saudi Ports Management Systems    Saudi Arabia to Host 14th General Assembly Meeting of ARABOSAI    174 dead in Indonesian football stadium crush    Brazil polarized as Bolsonaro seeks re-election and Lula aims for comeback    Vehicle Overturn Kills 26, Injures 10 in India    At Least 127 People Killed, 180 Injured at Football Match in Indonesia    King Charles will not attend COP27, says Palace    Morocco's King congratulates Mohammed bin Salman on becoming Saudi PM    UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms    Saudi Arabia gets four memberships in IOC commissions    Al-Khuwaitm turns in golden display in Girls Gymnastics Championship in Riyadh    15 cups of Saudi coffee in a day are enough!    Riyadh hosts first Saudi Games on Oct. 27    19 women, 2 men qualify as Kingdom's first yogasana referees    Movies return to Kashmir with Hrithik Roshan-starrer    Body of famed US climber found on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas    Yoga introduced to Saudi universities    Islamic Minister Al-Sheikh: Juristic judgment catalyst to salvage Islamic Ummah    Culinary Arts Commission Registers 13 Foods on Slow Food List of Endangered Food    72% of Children Globally have been Victims of Cyber Threats    Saudi National Football Team Continues Preparations for Friendly Match against Ecuador    Saudi Futsal Team Beats San Marino, Wins Silver in Croatian International Championship    During 2nd Global AI Summit.. AI-powered Early Breast Cancer Detection Program Launched    Triple talaq: India Muslim women in limbo after instant divorce ruling    Film Commission Reviews Film Industry Prospects in Saudi Arabia at Venice International Film Festival    Saudi national volleyball team loses to Kyrgyzstan in Asian Challenge Cup final    Saudi national volleyball team beats Uzbekistan, qualifies for the final of the Asian Challenge Cup    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Al-Rajhi increases his advantage over Sainz on second day of Sharqiya Baja
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 13 - 12 - 2019

Saudi Arabia's Yazeed Al-Rajhi extended his outright lead in the Sharqiya Baja to 3min 03sec with the fastest time on the modified second selective section of 197.18km on Friday.
The Toyota Hilux driver beat two-time Dakar Rally champion Carlos Sainz by 3min 02sec on the competitive route that had been shortened after recent rain in the desert regions of the Kingdom's Eastern Province.
At the wheel of his X–raid MINI JCW Buggy, Sainz finished the stage 2min 12sec up on ED Racing's Essa Al-Dossari, who climbed to third overall in his Nissan Navara.
The fourth quickest time saw Abu Dhabi Racing's Sheikh Khalid Al-Qassimi hold a similar position in the overall standings in his Peugeot 2008 and Czech Miroslav Zapletal finished the stage in fifth after Yasir Seaidan — Al-Rajhi's rival for the Saudi Toyota Desert Rally Championship — roiled the second of the MINI Buggies.
The Saudi's accident and damage sustained to the car means that Al-Rajhi now has an unassailable lead in the Drivers' Championship.
Saleh Al-Saif was the class of the T3 field in his Can-Am and held sixth overall, the Saudi able to extend his category lead over Zimbabwe's Conrad Rautenbach to 19min 39sec.
With numerous crews hitting trouble on the challenging special, Farhan Al-Muharib found himself catapulted into seventh overall and the lead in the Nissan-dominated T2 section for series production cross-country vehicles.
Eighth-placed Khalid Al-Hamzani was 3min 49sec adrift and second in the category with Yousef Al-Suwaidi holding third and 11th overall.
Nazel Al-Shammeri was ninth in the overall standings and Omar Al-Lahim rounded off the top 10.
There were time losses for Saleh Al-Abdelali (Hummer) and Ahmed Al-Malki (Nissan) and hefty time penalties for several drivers, including Ahmed Al-Shegawi, Faris Al-Shammeri and Sami Al-Shammeri.
Yousef Al-Dhaif hit the front in the NUTV section with the fastest time in his Can-Am and headed into the night halt 2min 06sec in front of Fahad Al-Naim.
Ibrahim Al-Muhanna, Osama Al-Sanad and Raed Abo Theeb remained on course for another useful pre-Dakar Rally finish in their T4 Mercedes.
Haysham Al-Haysham guided his Honda to the fastest time and a surprising 45-second outright lead over Mishal Alghuneim in the motorcycle class. Anas Al-Ruhyni was third, but Emirati overnight leader Othman Al-Ghufeli slipped to fourth place.
Abdulmajeed Al-Khulaifi remained on course to clinch the quad championship title by setting the quickest time to hold a lead of 18min 04sec over Ahmed Al-Harbi.
Al-Khulaifi's main series rival Riyadh Al-Oraifan climbed to third to make it a Yamaha 1-2-3, but will be relying on the leader failing to finish if he is to stand any chance of claiming the inaugural title.
The event is being organized by the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF), under the chairmanship of Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal and the supervision of former FIA Middle East champion Abdullah Bakhashab.
The new Baja runs with the support of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, the General Sport Authority, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors (Toyota), the MBC Group, Al-Arabia outdoors and the Saudi Research and Marketing Group. It is also being observed as an official candidate for future inclusion in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Bajas.
On Saturday, competitors tackle a revised final selective section of 171.25km. — SG

Clic here to read the story from its source.