Another day, another car showroom. This time, however, was a little different; although there three Toyora Hilux’s on display, they were not for sale. They’re going to be raced in the exciting Sealine Cross-Country Rally this week.

The rally, which starts today, goes on for five days and is a punishing and competitive race along the sand. Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah (above) is a top Qatari driver who won the Rally last year. He took a Toyota Hilux out for a test drive yesterday and although it was the first time he had driven one, he thought the car felt great. ‘The best part of a race for me is the challenge,’ al-Attiyah said. He will be driving for the Overdrive Racing Team in the Sealine Cross-Country Rally and is being supported by Abdullah Abdulghani and Brothers Co, the Toyota dealers in Qatar.