February 11 2019 12:13 AM

Nasser al-Attiyah

Qatar’s premier rally motive force and three-time Dakar Rally winner Nasser Saleh al-Attiyah will give a Heart East debut to a brand spanking new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 on the Manateq Qatar Global Rally, which opens the FIA Heart East Rally Championship on March 14-16.
The Qatari has received his house occasion 13 occasions previously 17 years and can participate within the new automotive along French navigator Matthieu Baumel. Ken Skidmore’s Autotek Motorsport operation takes supply of the brand new Polo from Volkswagen Motorsport this week and it’ll be refettled within the colors of al-Attiyah’s sponsors and the State of Qatar.
The Polo used to be constructed via Volkswagen Motorsport to Team R5 laws and made its aggressive debut on the 2018 Rally Catalunya within the arms of the 2003 Global Champion Petter Solberg and Frenchman Eric Camilli. The four-wheel pressure gadget is powered via a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine and follows on from the Polo R WRC with which the German workforce ruled the FIA Global Rally Championship.
Entries for the season’s regional rallying curtain raiser shut on February 27, whilst the Rally Information for potential entrants might be to be had on-line beginning lately.
Reconnaissance of the particular levels might be authorized on March 12 and March 13. The beginning (18.45hrs – March 14) and end (16.55hrs – March 16) might be situated at the seaside in entrance of the Souq Al-Wakra Resort, despite the fact that the development’s rally headquarters and repair park will stay at Lusail Sports activities Area for a 2nd 12 months.
The Qatar Motor and Motorbike Federation (QMMF) have additionally launched course main points for the two-day gravel occasion over free floor tracks round far off portions of Qatar. The timed motion gets underway with a timed 2km particular level at Al Wakrah from 20.00hrs on March 14.
After an in a single day Parc Fermé on the Lusail Sports activities Area, March 15 motion will happen over two repeated barren region levels within the north east of Qatar. The 20.10km Al Ghariyah particular will get complaints underway from 10.17hrs and precedes the primary of 2 passes during the 19.70km of Al Ruwais, beginning at 10.58hrs.
The normal noon carrier has been changed via a far off refuelling prevent and groups will wish to make sure that their vehicles are in complete operating order for a repeat of the 2 specials at 12.20hrs and 12.58hrs, respectively.
March 16 timetable makes up 122.60km of the development’s aggressive motion and is composed of 3 particular levels which might be repeated after a regroup and repair at Lusail.
The motion will get underway with passes thru Eraida (19.00km) and Al Dhakira (24.00km) from 08.40hrs and 09.10hrs and this precedes the 18.30km of the Al Khor level additionally within the north of the rustic from 09.50hrs.
The 3 specials are repeated at 12.30hrs, 13.00hrs and 13.40hrs ahead of a snappy ultimate carrier in Lusail and the street segment to Souq Al Wakrah for the post-event press convention and end rite. In a course of 810.52km, 204.20km might be timed in opposition to the clock.

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