Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrates Dubai Rally win 2011

Nasser Al-Attiyah celebrates Dubai Rally win 2011

04.12.2011: Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and co-driver G.Bernacchini celebrates the Dubai International Rally win at the victory podium.

Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah and co-driver G.Bernacchini celebrates the Dubai International Rally win at the victory podium.

Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah stamped his authority on the 33rd Dubai International Rally today with a stunning second leg display which saw him win the event, and the FIA Middle East Rally Championship, for the seventh time.

A breathtaking surge by the dashing Qatari in his Ford Fiesta S2000 saw him set the fastest times on each of the day’s six special stages to end Rashid Al Ketbi’s brave bid for a home victory over UAE National Day weekend.

Provisional results:

1. Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah / G.Bernacchini / Qat / ITA / Ford Fiesta / S2000    2:03:17.2

2. Rashed Alketbi / Khalid Alkendi / ARE / ARE / Skoda / Fabia / S2000        2:03:55.0

3. Abdullah Al Qassimi / Steve Lancaster / ARE / GBR / Ford Fiesta / S2000    2:04:04.0.

4. Hamed Al Wahaibi / Allan Harryman / OMN / GBR / Mitsubishi Evo X / N    2:07:37.1

5. Burcu Cetinkaya / Cicek Guney / TUR / TUR / Mitisubishi / Evo X / N        2:22:56.0

6. Mshari Al-Thefiri / M.Al-Thefiri / KWT / KWT / Mitisubishi Evo IX / N    2:23:55.2

7. Robert Nutter / Simon Nutter / GBR / GBR / Subaru / Impreza WRX / N    2:45:19.4

8. Ron Oakeley / Mark Turner / GBR / GBR / Subaru / Impreza / N            2:47:08.5

9. Bassel Abu Hamdan / Firas Elias / LBN / LBN / Renault / Clio RS / A        3:40:40.1

Final 2011 FIA Middle East Rally Championship standings

1. Nasser Al Attiyah (QAT)        125pts

2. Rashid Al Ketbi (UAE)        97pts

3. Shk Abdulla Al Qassimi (UAE)    93pts

4. Mufeed Mubarak (KWT)        54pts

5. Essam Al Nejadi (KWT)        27pts

6. Michel Saleh (LBN)        23pts

7. Meshal Al Nejadi (KWT)        22pts

8. Ammar Hijazi (JOR)        20pts

    Mazen Tantash (JOR)        20pts

10. Nancy Al Majali (JOR)        14pts

      Mshari Al Thefiri (KWT)    0    14pts

- Tony Lewis, Total Communications - also photos


04.12.2011 / MaP

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