Sheikh Khalid said: "At waypoint one, about 10km into the stage, there was a river and the water level kept rising."
I saw a helicopter above me. My car was in deep waters and the strong currents were pulling my car away. We could not move the car and were stuck in the river for about 15 minutes.
"The water levels had reached up to my doors, this was coupled with poor visibility.
"At the other end of the swelling river was a farmer in his tractor. He reversed his vehicle to a point from which he could throw a rope for us and pull us out of the river.
"From there on I resorted to a balanced pace as it was a bit difficult to navigate, though not much difficult.
"I tried to avoid the scores of puddles on the stage. It was quite difficult but we adopted a balanced pace after that. That is the nature of racing here, but we are still in the game.
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French international striker Karim Benzema is the overwhelming favourite after being the architect of Real Madrid’s 14th Champions League title
The Aspire control and command centre will monitor all stadiums at once, as Qatar pulls out all the technical stops to keep an eye on the anticipated one million plus visitors from the moment they get off the plane to moment they leave
Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran and Trent Boult are set to join ahead of the inaugural edition
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