From Pal Anders Ullevalseter's FB-page
"Day 1 stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge has been canceled due to bad weather. Desert rally was hit by a storm passing area and due to high winds made the organizers unfortunately had to cancel the stage.
Today's stage was much asphalt and straight roads, so in that respect Pål Anders is happy that he'll start as number 39 in the morning (desert stage) instead of on asphalt.
On the phone from Abu Dhabi he announces a good mood and recharge for good results tomorrow!"