2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

World champion trio set for 2011 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

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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