Sam Sunderland Claims Victory at the Cross Country Rally World Championship

(KTM) Sam Sunderland comes out on top at the Cross Country Rally World Championship Sealine Rally in Qatar The British rider did not miss an opportunity to win the stage and finished out front with 3’58 advantage over Kevin Benavides (Honda) and 5’32 over his teammate Matthias Walkner (KTM). “Nothing is ever finished before going under the chequered flag,” said Sunderland (KTM). “I made some mistakes in navigation at the start of the special and it caused me some stress, but after the refuelling, I attacked and finally it was a good day.

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap 1 SUNDERLAND Sam GBR KTM Factory Racing Team 15:50’18 2 GONCALVES Paulo POR Monster Energy Honda Team +7’42 3 WALKNER Matthias AUT KTM Factory Racing Team +13’11 4 QUINTANILLA Pablo CHI Husqvarna Factory Rally Team +15’02 5 BENAVIDES Kevin ARG Monster Energy Honda Team +17’48 6 RENET Pierre-Alexandre FRA Husqvarna Factory Rally Team +20’01 7 MEO Antoine FRA KTM Factory Racing Team +2:18’25 8 ALBALOOSHI Mohammed UAE Ride to Abu Dhabi Team +3:34’36 9 TOMICZEK Adam POL KTM Orlen Rally Team +4:33’25 10 GIEMZA Maciej POL KTM Orlen Rally Team +5:31’28