“Al-Rajhi and Gottschalk Dominate Day One of Tabuk-NEOM Rally”


Yazeed Al-Rajhi and Timo Gottschalk took the lead in the Tabuk-Neom Rally after completing the opening 205 km stage in 1 hour, 58 minutes and 57 seconds. The pair, driving a Toyota Hilux, finished 19 minutes and 28 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals. Emirati rider Mohammed Al-Balooshi won the motorcycle stage, beating his brother Sultan by three minutes and four seconds. Dania Akeel was Al-Rajhi’s closest challenger in the T3 category, finishing second overall in her Can-Am Maverick X3. The event is organised by the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation with the Ministry of Sport, and is sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel Motors and Saudi Investment Bank.