A perfect year. 10 days ago Mathieu Baumel claimed his second world championship in rally raid (W2RC) on the sands of the Moroccan desert. An achievement at the end of an exciting season of five international meetings. “First we won Dakar, then we dropped race 2 in Abu Dhabi before winning Mexico and Argentina. (Read below, editor’s note). We were only missing 4 points before the Morocco rally (Held between October 12-18, Editor’s note) formalize the coronation“, sums up the 47-year-old co-pilot from the Lower Alps, without once using the first-person pronoun.
He finished the first two races in first place with his Qatari driver Nasser al-Attiyah.