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Posted On: 7 April 2019 09:53 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:03 pm

Qatar wins round 2 of the 29th Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

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Qatari driver Mohammed Al Meer captured the T2 production class title at the 29th Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which is the second round of Cross-Country Rallies after winning the five speed stages. Al Meer, accompanied by Russian co-driver Alexey Kuzmich in a Nissan Patrol succeeded to secure the fifth and final stage (214.46 kilometers) characterized by the difficulty of driving under soft sand.

The Qatari driver ended the rally in the first place and with a significant difference of time from the nearest rival, Latvian driver Aldis Vilcans. This win is the second for Al Meer after winning Qatar International Rally Championship, the first round of the world championship, to get 50 points and consolidate the lead to the overall ranking with 100 points. Qatari driver Mohammed Al Meer said he was delighted to win the T2 production class title at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the second round of the World Rally Championship, adding that the win was not easy and that he made great effort over the past five days.

Al Meer said in a press statement that winning the second consecutive title in World Championship will be the motivation to continue the campaign to win the world title while moving away from the rest of the competitors with a large difference of points. The Qatari driver stressed that he will now seek to prepare for the next round, especially that the opportunity is available to win the world title, but more work and effort is needed to continue to win the coming rounds.

The President of Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Latif Al Mannai praised the victory of champion Mohammed Al Meer at the 29th Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge. On the success of Mohammed Al Meer in achieving outstanding victories at the national and international level after the support provided by QMMF, Al Mannai said that the federation is behind all Qatari contenders who achieve good results in international tournaments, stressing that they were confident that Al Meer shouldered the responsibility as he has high potential and true desire to win and raise Qatar's name in international championships, which is QMMF most important goal.

Source: QNA