Al-attiyah breaks rally record in Qatar
Victory on last week’s Qatar International Rally has carried Nasser Al-attiyah past Mohammed bin Sulayem’s record of 60 Middle East Rally wins.
Al-attiyah’s 61st career success in the regional series came following another dominant performance, this time aboard his new-for-2016 Skoda Fabia R5. He and co-driver Matthieu Baumel won 10 from 13 stages on the two-day event which finished on Saturday.
Mohammed Al-suwaidi was six minutes down in second place in a Ford Fiesta R5.
While reigning WRC2 champion Al-attiyah has overtaken bin Sulayem’s record for individual rally wins, he still trails the UAE driver in terms of championship titles. Bin Sulayem has 14 while Al-attiyah’s chasing his 12th this season.
Between them, Al-attiyah and bin Sulayem have won 121 of the 172 Middle East championship rallies run.