Dubai-born teenager Aliyyah Koloc recorded the best cross-country result of her career, finishing third among the registered FIA World Rally-Raid Championship runners in the T3 category - on the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round two of the W2RC season.BUGGYRA POWERSPORTS OU Roosikrantsi tn-2-1119 Harju maakond, Tallinn 10119, Estonia Website https://www.buggyra.com/ Email email@example.com
recorded the best
cross-country result of
Following their maiden appearance on the iconic Dakar Rally in January,
Aliyyah and French navigator Stéphane Duplé embarked on another new
adventure in the United Arab Emirates, contesting the ADDC for the very
At the end of the gruelling event,
Aliyyah and Stéphane brought their
#310 Buggyra ZM Racing Can-Am
home fifth overall among the T3
runners but third in T3 of the W2RC
"A big thank you to the team for repairing the car after the Dakar Rally, it is now good as
new." Buggyra ZM Racing team principal, Martin Koloc, was equally as impressed: "It's
the best result for Aliyyah, for the team, there's not much more to say.
A great job by all the guys, Aliyyah and
Stéphane, it was really impressive."
Prologue, Stages 1 & 2 The rally kicked
off on Sunday 26 February with a short
6km prologue in Abu Dhabi.
Despite suffering a brief scare over a broken dune, the pair made it
to the finish setting the ninth quickest time; the experience gained
was the most important takeaway from stage one.
"It's not easy because it's
There were a lot of broken dunes.
There were some moments where I got a little jump
scare from a dune, I didn't see and it was really sharp
down, but we didn't have major problems." Stage two
was also a good one for Aliyyah and Stéphane despite
a minor driveshaft issue towards the end of the 257k
loop around Qasr Al Sarab.
Upon reaching the finish, Aliyyah sat in an impressive
fifth place overall, and third in W2RC.
Stages 3 - 5 After two hot days of
action, stage three was decidedly
cooler in temperature, which
meant a faster stage for Aliyyah
A missed waypoint forced the pair to circle back so as not to incur a heavy penalty,
which dropped them around 30 seconds, but Aliyyah showed super pace throughout
the stage despite a broken belt 20km before the end, to finish ninth fastest.
"Today was cooler and cloudy so
it was refreshing after the past
two days which had been really