Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah kisses the trophy after winning the Qatar International Rally yesterday.

Qatar’s rally star Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah confirmed a record-breaking dusty dozen wins in the QMMF Qatar International Rally, round one of the 2015 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, which drew to a conclusion in Doha yesterday afternoon.

The defending regional champion and his French navigator Matthieu Baumel won all but two of the 12 special stages in their Ford Fiesta RRC and controlled the pace of the rally from the start.
Baumel duly earned his fourth MERC success and al-Attiyah’s 12th win at home in 13 years also marked his 55th career MERC win. The recent Dakar Rally winner is now just five Middle East rallies short of the 60 wins set by Dubai’s Mohammed ben Sulayem between 1984 and 2002.
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Source News: Gulf Times