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World champion trio set for 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

16/03/2011
The towering dunes and spectacular terrain of the formidable Liwa Desert have once again attracted the biggest stars of motorsport with three of cross-country rallying’s biggest names confirmed to take part in next month’s Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.

This year, legends Leonid Novitskiy, Marc Coma and Stéphane Peterhansel – each one among the sport’s most successful champions – will headline a world-class line-up of 99 competitors from 32 countries when they take part in one of the world’s toughest and most popular rallies.

As the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship season-opener and the second round of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge consists of four categories: cars, bikes, quads and trucks. It is renowned across the rally world as a gruelling test that identifies the world’s best racers.

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