Dramatic battle in Kuwait

Dramatic battle in Kuwait

This year’s battle for Kuwait International Rally Championship title sees a dramatic rivalry since the results of the SSS were announced with a mere 0.8s separating the top three drivers, where Shaikh Khalid Al Qassimi and co-driver Chris Patterson came second on board their Abu Dhabi Citroën DS3 RRC, a Press release said.



Shaikh Khalid Al Qassimi in action. — Supplied photo

Shaikh Khalid Al Qassimi in action. — Supplied photo

Today’s matchup witnessed a fierce showdown between Al Qassimi and the Qatari driver Nasser Al Attiyah, with Al Qassimi/Patterson dominating the early special stages of (Mesfir1, Kheiran1, and Kheiran2) to arrive 2 nd 12.5s away from the Qatari at the end of the first day of Kuwait International Rally.

Qassimi won three stages on the first day of the Kuwait International Rally to finish second in the overall standings temporary.

The talented young Emirati Mohamed Al-Mutawee made giant strides towards a second successive victory in the Abu Dhabi Racing-Citroën Middle East Trophy by holding a 1min 31.5sec overnight lead over Mohammed Al-Sahlawi and birthday boy co-driver Craig Parry.

He was also classified ninth overall. Juma Al-Falaisi rolled out of fourth position on the first Al-Zour stage.

Germany’s Edith Weiss and Qatar’s Nada Zeidan were continuing their battle to be top lady driver at the rear of the field.


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