RAL­LY­ING

AL QASSIMI FEEL­ING CON­FI­DENT AHEAD OF MOROCCO TEST

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Sheikh Khalid bin Faisal Al Qassimi was pleased with his lat­est round of test­ing as he pre­pares for a tough race in the penul­ti­mate round of the FIA World Cup for Cross Coun­try Ral­lies, Rally OiLibya of Morocco. Tak­ing place this week, Al Qassimi has had to get used to a new ve­hi­cle – the Peu­geot 2008 DKR – and a new ter­rain. But the Emi­rati rally driver was pleased to have been able to test the new car ahead of a week of com­pet­i­tive rac­ing. “We had a very suc­cess­ful test day on a 3Km long gravel stage shared by other teams,” said Al Qassimi. “I started the day driv­ing the 2008 DKR ag­gres­sively just to know the car more and to un­der­stand the driv­ing style and car’s lim­its. “Af­ter 25km of test­ing we dis­cussed with the engi­neer the set up op­tions, it was a very good op­por­tu­nity to learn new things about the car. “We are com­fort­able with the car and will try to gain ex­pe­ri­ence from each mile in this new chal­lenge.”

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