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Attiyah wins round 4 of 2022 FIA Middle East Rally Champion

Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah
Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah partnered by Mathieu Baumel was at the wheel of an Autotek Volkswagen Polo GTi R5 came in first place in round four of the 2022 FIA Middle East Rally Championship with a total time of 2:18:03.7. (Photo: Instagram)
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AMMAN — Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah won first place for round four of the 2022 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, which was flagged away on Thursday by HRH Princess Ayah Al-Feisal from the Royal Automobile Museum. اضافة اعلان

Attiyah, partnered with Mathieu Baumel, was at the wheel of an Autotek Volkswagen Polo GTi R5 came in first place with a total time of 2:18:03.7.

Lebanon’s Alex Feghali partnered with Josef Matar riding a Mitsubishi Evo 9, ranked second with a total time of 2:28:01.3, while Kuwait’s Mishari Al-Thefiri partnered with Nasser Al-Kuwari riding a Mitsubishi Evo 10 ranked third in the championship with a total time of 2:28:23.4.

The rally consists of 12 stages divided across two days. Each stage of the three stages is done in two loops a day. The three stages of the first day, Friday, were Yakrut Stage 9.71km, Jordan River Stage 40.79km, and Baptism Stage 11.34km.

The three stages of the second day, Saturday, were Bahath Stage 12.69km, Suwayma Stage 11.08km, and Ma’in Stage 17km.

The Jordan River Stage was used three times as one of the stages in the World Rally Championship and is considered the most thrilling stage in the rally. It is also known for its varied terrain.

On day two of the championship, the Bahath Stage was impacted by dusty weather conditions, increasing participants’ competitiveness.

Several competitors withdrew from the championship on Friday due to some accidents, such as Oman’s Abdullah Al-Rawahi, who was partnered with Ata Hmoud, Jordan’s Salameh Al-Ghammaz partnered with Fayez Al-Gammaz, Jordan’s Shaker Jwihan partnered by Nancy Al-Majali — who was the only woman participating in the championship, and Qatar’s Nasser Al-Atya partnered with Giovanni Bernacchini.

The Championship was organized by Jordan Motorsports and supported by Zain Jordan, Mountain Dew, the Guarantee Travel Group, and Hala and Bliss FM.


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