Rashidi on podium in Sharjah Rally
Oman's Faisal al Rashidi and his co-driver Walid al Rashidi managed a podium finish in the first round of the UAE Rally Championship 2020 that concluded in Sharjah recently.
Organised by he Emirates Motorsport Club, the Sharjah Rally featured a total of ten teams but only nine drivers could manage to finish the gruelling rally.
Kicker Racing's Vaclav Kopacek and his female navigator Barbora Rendlova of Czech Republic claimed the top honours in their Subaru Impreza N14.
The duo completed in a time of 00:37m:57.100s. UAE's Abdulla al Qassimi and his co-driver Gaby Khoury, driving a Mitsubishi Evo9, came second in a time of 00:38m:07.600s while Faisal al Rashidi Team, driving a Subaru Impreza N11, finished third with a time of 00:46m:35.200s.
Speaking after his third-place finish, Faisal said, “I thank my co-driver, Walid, and my support team for their excellent support.”
The rally driver hoped that the positive results in the regional rally will help him and other rally drivers get more attention from private and public sector. “If we get good support from sponsors, then we can still do better,” added Faisal.
Oman’s Faisal al Rashidi in action during the Sharjah Rally on Friday
Oman’s Faisal al Rashidi and his co-driver Walid al Rashidi on the podium