Middle East rally champion Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah (L) poses with QMMF chief Nasser Khalifa al-Attiyah in Doha on Thursday night.

Almost a week after it was deemed that his 10th Middle East Rally Championship title had evaded him for now, Qatar’s Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah was declared as the champion yesterday.

In the last MERC rally in Dubai, UAE’s Sheikh Khalid al-Qassimi had crossed the finish line 0.3 seconds faster than al-Attiyah and was named the champion. However, al-Attiyah found something amiss given al-Qassimi’s fast times, about which the Qatari said “never in his life, he showed that kind of speed”.
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Source News: Gulf Times