Rashidi on podium in Shar­jah Rally

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

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

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