The An Nafud
desert is one of the best kept secrets in world cross-country rallying, with a diverse range of terrain available for motor sport, including, wadis, gravel trails, stunning mountains, rocky areas, sand flats, fast and winding tracks and treacherous sand dunes.
Saudi Arabia's Yazeed Al-Rajhi extended his advantage in the Hail International Rally after crushing the opposition in the first 256 km selective section through the An Nafud
desert region yesterday.
New rally director Anwar Helmi has confirmed that the expanded Ha'il International Rally will feature four gruelling desert stages through the scenic An Nafud
desert and a shorter 6km super special stage to get the competition under way.
43km special stage through the remote landscapes of the An Nafud desert yesterday.
Today teams tackle a shorter second desert stage through the An Nafud.
35km selection section of the 2011 Ha'il Desert Challenge across the An Nafud desert in the north-central region of the Kingdom on Wednesday.
The 214km third Dlehan selection section runs through the An Nafud desert to the north and west of Ha'il on Thursday and starts at 7:30 a.
Bidding to win his third event of the season so far, the Qatari will now open the road for the first of two punishing selective sections through the An Nafud
desert on Wednesday.