The pioneers of social networking sites circulated an enthusiastic video showing a 2015 Nissan Vanit being driven by a person, trying to compete with a modified car during the Dakar Rally, which concluded in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi newspaper, “Sabq,” quoted the Saudi young man, Mishaal Al-Shalawi, the owner of the car that entered the racing line, as saying: “I boarded my Nissan 2015 model, accompanied by a friend, and we headed together to the halal barn that we own in order to close it, after a circular from the competent authorities. And directed to the owners of sheep and halal in the center of Abu Raka, southeast of Taif, not to take out halal Friday.
A “natural” rally driver 😀..don’t challenge him 👍🏼🇸🇦 pic.twitter.com/uMnuWcUPac
— Ahmed Al-Faheed (@alfheedA) January 14, 2022
He continued, “In the meantime, about a kilometer away, we saw the rally cars coming through their designated track, which prompted me to move and follow one of the cars in order to photograph it and document the event that I am happy with, as I have been in love with this sport and have been interested in it for 6 years.”
He added: “Then I and my assistant found myself, while we were on board, running parallel to the racing car, which was topped by a helicopter, on a track unrelated to the race track, with a distance of about 50 meters between us. Which made me more excited to overtake the race car at speed and I was able to do so, and then I left the event, which lasted about two minutes, and returned to the halal site.”
The scene received wide media attention, highlighting the Saudi young man, who in two minutes became the talk of the hour in Saudi Arabia and the world of rally racing.
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