Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar s Nasser Al Attiyah Wins Kuwait International Rally  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 23/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar's Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini won the 22nd Kuwait International Rally, round two of the 2014 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), which finished in Fintas on Saturday. Nasser began the day with a lead of 12.5sec and won four of the second leg's six stages to reach the finish with a winning margin of 27.5 seconds. It was the Qatari's 52nd MERC win and his co-driver's 23rd. The Ford Fiesta RRC crew now lead their respective championship categories by 17 points after two rounds. "I was looking forward to the stages on the second day," said Nasser, who equalled Mohammed bin Sulayem's record of four wins in Kuwait. "They were not as fast and straight, more technical and twistier and more enjoyable to drive. Like last year, I felt that they would suit my car better. I was confident that I could extend my lead and win today." Driving a Citroen DS3 RRC, Abu Dhabi Racing's Shaikh Khalid Al Qassimi was the class of the rest of the field, but he did not quite have the pace to match Nasser. Nevertheless, the Abu Dhabi driver finished 1min 44.8sec in front of the third-placed Saudi Yazeed Al-Rajhi, who was joint quickest with Nasser on one stage. Al Qassimi came under severe pressure from the charging Kuwaiti Salah bin Eidan over the final day. A lead of 47.3sec was reduced to 29.5sec after SS10, 24.5sec after SS11 and 16.0sec with one stage to go, but the Sharjah driver held on to confirm fourth position on his first MERC event with French female co-driver Catherine Derousseaux. After losing substantial time with boost issues on Friday, there was no way back for Abdulaziz Al Kuwari and the Qatari finished in sixth place, despite a bent suspension arm. His uncle Abdullah Al Kuwari recovered from a four-minute time penalty for losing his way on the second stage to reach Fintas in seventh. Eighth-placed Khalifa Al-Attiyah the brother of event winner Nasser comfortably won the Group N category in his QMMF-backed Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. The talented young Emirati Mohamed Al-Mutawee dominated the Abu Dhabi Racing-Citroen Middle East Trophy and finished the event 2min 05.6sec in front of Mohamed Al-Sahlawi to claim his second successive 2WD Junior class win. Germany's Edith Weiss and Qatar's Nada Zeidan battled hard at the rear of the field and it was Weiss who reached Fintas as the leading female driver in 15thoveral

 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 24 2014 - Qatar- Aljazeera to mark 300 days since arrests of journalistsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   Aljazeera will be airing a special 300 second montage live on TV and online today to mark the 300 days since the arrest of its journalists Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Qatari, Iranian firms sign agreementThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Qatar's Minister of Economy and Trade H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani yesterday visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, accompanied by a delegation that ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Ecuador invites Qatari investors in key sectorsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The visiting President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, invited Qatari businessmen to invest in some of the promising sectors of the Ecuadorean economy, ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Qatar- Interior Ministry signs deal worth QR329m at MilipolThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The total number of people who visited the recently concluded Milipol Qatar exhibition reached 6,583 persons from 63 countries, according to a press statement.Brig Nasser ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Rem Sibug leads winners in InterCon Monthly MedalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Talented Filipino young golfer Christer Rem Sibug was back in winning mode after a vacation in his native Philippines when he claimed the centerpiece A-Division title last Friday ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Lifebuoy bowlers strike double in Mobily CupArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Lifebuoy bowling team made an impressive start to the Thursday League 12th Conference for Mobily Cup winning a Team of the Week and Bowler of the Week double at the Bowling City ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Alaska Aces trump Purefoods 93-73Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MANILA: Everything was going well for debuting reigning Grand Slam champion Purefoods on Wednesday night until the Star Hotshots known last season as the San Mig Coffee Mixers ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Malaysia charges 3 with supporting ISArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State (IS) after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Corruption 'paralyzes' Ukraine: PoroshenkoArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ODESSA Ukraine: Corruption is 'paralysing' Ukraine's economy President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on a pre-election visit to the country's most important sea port.Poroshenko ...

 Oct 24 2014 - New Swedish govt steps up spendingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) STOCKHOLM: Sweden's new left-wing government presented Thursday its 2015 budget with the Nordic country's largest deficit in nearly two decades as it seeks to boost employment ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help