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

Al-Attiyah Abu Issa Barreda wrap up Sealine Rally victories  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 25/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Qatar's nasser saleh al-attiyah spain's joan barreda and qatar's mohammed abu issa confirmed victories in the car motorcycle and quad categories at the sealine cross-country rally on friday. final stage victories fell to brazil's reinaldo varela honda's helder rodrigues and abu issa although the rodrigues stage time remains provisional.

al-attiyah and french co-driver matthieu baumel's winning margin was 1hr 16min 56sec. the qatari duly confirmed his second victory in the progressive sealine event in three years. he moves into contention for a second fia world cup success and will now represent the x-raid team at next month's pharoahs rally in egypt.

'this was a very tough race and i am so happy to win at home" said al-attiyah. 'i am also very pleased for matthieu. this was a big test for him and we made only one small mistake all week. that was a superb job with such difficult navigation. i tried not to damage the car and drive safely but also quickly. the mini was perfect." fia world cup leader vladimir vasilyev and last year's winning co-driver konstantin zhiltsov managed to overhaul poland's adam malysz (toyota) to claim second position in a second mini all4 racing. malysz fell behind teammate marek dabrowski as well and slipped to fourth over the closing kilometers.

barreda played the honda motorcycle tactics to perfection to catch ktm's marc coma on the stage and race with the defending champion to the finish to claim a second successive fim cross-country rallies world championship win for team hrc rally.

'this is really good" said a delighted barreda. 'we are all now as a team at a high level. the bikes the riders and the mechanics are all working together and it is nearly one year ago in sardinia since ktm won a world championship race. we have been improving all the time and paolo's (goncalves) win in abu dhabi and my win here is fantastic. i was disappointed after the dakar but this is special." coma held on to seal second position a mere 1min 23sec behind barreda and the unofficial fastest time on the final stage moved rodrigues into an unofficial final podium place.

'you know i push as hard as i could but the starting order did not work in our favor at all" said coma. 'i lost some vital time on the first day and this is a short race and there is no way to make up that time. i am still happy with my performance." thirty-four minutes lost on day three after navigational delays cost poland's rafal sonik dearly and he was never going to be able to recoup that loss and prevent the host nation's abu issa from taking a hard-earned quad title by a comfortable margin.

'a great feeling to win here and brilliant to cross the last dunes where i normally come and play" said abu issa. 'my strategy was to follow rafal this morning and catch him and i did that. but then i punctured and had to stop and then had to catch him again.


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait's Jazeera Airways profit reaches USD17m in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Jazeera Airways Group said that its operating revenue reached USD103.512 million in the first six months of the current year, while its net profit hit USD17.31 million, according to ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait's UIC profit up1.8 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) United Industries Company (UIC), a member of the Kuwait Projects Company (KIPCO) Group, said that its net profit was estimated at USD19.13 million in the second quarter of 2014, according to ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait's KIPCO profit up 20 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwait Projects Co (KIPCO), the Gulf state's largest investment company, saw a 20 percent growth in the second quarter"s net profit, according to Arabian Business.KIPCO said that its net ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Qatar's Ooredoo profit falls 11 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Net profit of the Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo fell by 11 percent in the second quarter of the current year, according to Arabian Business.Ooredoo, which operates in about 15 countries ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Dubai's real estate transactions worth USD30b in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's real estate transactions were estimated at USD30.7 billion in the first six months of the current year although deals slowed in the second quarter, according to Arabian ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Saudi Savola to sell its packaging business to TakweenMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia's Savola Group has signed a non-binding agreement with Takween Advanced Industries 1201.SE to sell its packaging business as it plans to focus on its food and retailing ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait- His Highness the Crown Prince receives senior officialsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at Seif Palace on Wednesday, former National Assembly Speaker Jassem ...

 Jul 24 2014 - du Announces Interim Dividend of 12 Fils per ShareMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC ("du") today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 demonstrating robust growth.In line with du's ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait oil up 87 cents to USD 105.65 pbKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 87 cents to USD 105.65 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday against USD 104.78 pb the day before, the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation ...

 Jul 24 2014 - Kuwait invests USD 17 bln in environmental fuel projectKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait is investing over USD 17 billion (KD 4.6 billion) to develop oil refineries as part of the "environmental fuel" project to be launched in 2018.The project, ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

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