Muscat – A mechanical problem in his Ford Fiesta during the final special stage deprived Oman’s Abdullah al Rawahi and his co-driver Ata al Hmoud of Jordan an overall runner-up spot in the 2021 Cyprus Rally, the fourth round of the FIA-Middle East Rally Championship (MERC), in Nicosia on Sunday.
The rider, Abdullah Al-Rawahi, won the third place in the Cyprus International Rally, the fourth round of the Middle East Rally Championship, which concluded yesterday. With this result, Al-Rawahi advanced to third place in the general standings of the Middle East Rally Championship, after he finished the Cyprus Rally with a Ford SETA Rally 2, accompanied by Jordanian navigator Atta Al-Hamoud, the last day of the rally, scoring third place.
Al Rawahi stated that he is happy with the third-place though he could have finished higher but for the last-stage crankshaft trouble. “This is a very competitive rally and we had a large field with some of the top drivers from the region. My aim was to finish the rally. A podium finish is an icing on the cake. For me, it is important to gain experience and such challenging rallies help me in my quest to become a competitive rally driver.”, said Al-Rawahi
The Al Manar Financial Investments, Sohar International, Khimji Ramdas, and honorable Lujaina Mohsin Haider Darwish have backed the driver in his journey and he expressed his gratitude to all the supporters. This result comes within the gradual rise of Al-Rawahi, and the young driver began to gain a lot of experience on the Middle Eastern tracks, as he was second in the Oman Rally in 2019, and he also finished the Middle East Championship in second place.