SHEEIKH MAYED PRESENTS AWARDS AT DESERT CHALLENGE GALA DINNER
H.H. Sheikh Mayed bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of H.H.Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, presented the trophies at the UAE Desert Challenge gala dinner.
Among those congratulated by Sheikh Mayed was the UAE's Yahya lhelei, Awho had an eventful last leg on Friday in his Liberty Prototype.
A broken radiator on the penultimate special stage dropped him out of the picture in the provisional results as his arrival at the finish was delayed, but official results later confirmed he had held on to fifth place overall.
Sheikh Mayed was accompanied by Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of the Emirates Automobile and Touring Club and the Desert Challenge organisers, for the prizegiving at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi on Friday night.
1. Desert Challenge winner Stephane Peterhansel and co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret
2. FIA World Cup drivers champion Carlos Sainz and co-driver Michel Perin who finished second overall in the Desert Challenge
3. Yahya Alhelei and the Liberty Team
4. Bikes winner and world champion Marc Coma