Leob and Al At­tiyah face to face at WTCC

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

QATAR: All expectations say that the mis­sion will be dif­fi­cult in front of the world cham­pion for ral­lies Se­bastien Leob - France, this was con­firmed by Leob with his Citroen, he said that “this race will be so dif­fi­cult com­pared to Dakar rally but I am still op­ti­mistic, ab­so­lutely we will deal with care­fully with the un­ex­pected cir­cum­stance which may ac­com­pany the event. Se­bastien (9 ti­tles world cham­pi­onship) has shifted to WTCC in 2014.

As for the su­per­man of the Qatari sport Nasser Bin Saleh Al At­tiyah 4 ti­tles with Chevro­let he said that it is hard mis­sion for Se­bastien in the last round of WTCC, he said that, we have pre­pared our­selves well for bet­ter com­pe­ti­tion es­pe­cially Losail in­ter­na­tional cir­cuit hosts such event for the first time, and we want to be the first to be tri­umphed in this cir­cuit, Chevro­let won 6 races be­fore in its first par­tic­i­pa­tion in WTCC 2009 and scored the ti­tle in 2010 & 2011, WTCC in Bri­tain in 2010 and Scot­land in 2011. QMMF : The en­try will be free of charges. Al At­tiyah : WTCC is a unique event. Mean­while, Nasser Al At­tiyah FIA - Vice Pres­i­dent QMMF pres­i­dent stated that no doubt that WTCC is a unique event due to the good com­pet­i­tive style, no one can pre­dict the win­ner as the cham­pi­onship in­clude a large num­ber of mo­tor sport cham­pi­ons, a num­ber of them moved to For­mula1 and some of them came here, such ac­tion in­di­cated that the cham­pi­onship at­tracted the best riders all over the world , this round will be a fo­cus me­dia point as it will be cov­ered by Euro sport, the cham­pi­onship nowa­days is fol­lowed up by more than 560 mil­lion view­ers in 70 chan­nels around the world, more­over, WTCC came in the sec­ond po­si­tion af­ter For­mula 1, on the ba­sis of the above, QMMF an­nounced that Losail in­ter­na­tional

Nasser Al At­tiyah FIA - Vice Pres­i­dent QMMF pres­i­dent.

cir­cuit will be opened free of any charges for au­di­ence in or­der to let them enjoy this in­ter­na­tional event.

Al At­tiyah said that he is so happy for host­ing this cham­pi­onship for the first time in Qatar un­der the spot lights, also he said that “I am happy to see one of our most prom­i­nent cham­pi­ons - Nasser bin Saleh Al At­tiyah - Qatar com­petes in this event.

It is worth say­ing that WTCC is con­sid­ered one of the most im­por­tant cham­pi­onships that is or­ga­nized un­der FIA, It has started in 2000, Europe had or­ga­nized it the first 4 years, then China in 2005 then Ar­gentina, Thai­land, Ja­pan, Morocco then Qatar at Losail In­ter­na­tional cir­cuit for 2 days, 18 riders will take part in this round.

MOSCOW: Rus­sia’s Olympic Com­mit­tee (ROC) pres­i­dent Alexan­der Zhukov speaks to the me­dia at the end of a ROC ex­ec­u­tive board ex­tra­or­di­nary meet­ing in Moscow yes­ter­day fol­low­ing the IAAF’s de­ci­sion to tem­po­rar­ily sus­pend Rus­sia’s ath­let­ics team af­ter a damn­ing re­port into en­demic state-spon­sored dop­ing in the coun­try. — AFP

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