The roar of engines and the sting of desert sand return to the UAE capital as the 33rd edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round two of the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC), kicks off on February 26th. Over 150 competitors, from seasoned veterans like Nasser Al-Attiyah and Yazeed Al-Rajhi to rising stars like Tobias Ebster and Aliyyah Koloc, will test their skills and machines against the unforgiving terrain of the Al Dhafra region.

Toyota Gazoo Racing, the official Toyota team, leads the charge with a powerful lineup including young talent Seth Quintero and returning champions like Lucas Moraes. Al-Futtaim Toyota, the event’s official automotive partner, ensures reliable vehicles for all participants, guaranteeing a thrilling competition on even ground.

The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge transcends mere racing, serving as a platform for nurturing future motorsport talent in the UAE. Initiatives like the Al-Futtaim Toyota Motorsport Academy and the “Road to Dakar” competition offer aspiring drivers and riders valuable opportunities to hone their skills and chase their dreams.

Witness the pinnacle of off-road racing unfold from February 26th onwards. Don’t miss the exhilarating Prologue in Al Dhannah City and follow the intense competition throughout the week. Immerse yourself in the excitement and be part of this iconic event!

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