TOYOTA GAZOO Racing wins W2RC title
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing’s Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel are primed to conclude the 2022 World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC), with the final round of the inaugural season taking place in Andalusia, Spain, from 18 to 23 October 2022. The Toyota Hilux crew find themselves 22 points ahead in the overall standings after the opening three rounds, but will need solid results in Spain, if they are to secure the title.
Nasser and Mathieu took the early lead after winning the gruelling Dakar Rally in January this year. With the Dakar serving as Round 1 of the W2RC, the pair clearly signalled their intent to challenge for the title this year. However, a mishap in the opening stage of Round 2, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, saw the pair settling for second place in Round 2, relinquishing the lead in the title fight as a result.