2017 UAE Rally Championship: Qasimi, Soomar on podium

2017 UAE Rally Championship: Qasimi, Soomar on podium
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Published March 30th, 2017 - 18:40 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Hamid al Qasimi (second from left) and Khalid al Soomar (right) with their trophies on the podium (Photo: Muscat Daily)
Hamid al Qasimi (second from left) and Khalid al Soomar (right) with their trophies on the podium (Photo: Muscat Daily)

Omani driver Hamid al Qasimi clinched the second position in the Ras al Khaimah Rally of the third round of the 2017 UAE Rally Championship over the weekend after finishing the stages in 53m8.681s.

Hamid Qasimi's compatriot Khalid Soomar finished in third place in the same group after finishing the rally in 56m21.791s. Sheikh Abdullah al Qasimi from UAE won the race.

The event, organised by Emirates Motorsport Club, took place in rainy conditions, with the rally drivers having to negotiate their way past mud and water.

All 11 participating drivers completed the third round. Hamid al Qasimi and his co-driver Mohamed al Mazroui drove a Mitsubishi Evo 8, while Soomar and his co-diver Issa al Wardi drove a Mitsubishi Evo 7.

The rally consisted of three stages, but the organising committee cancelled the third stage due to flooding and heavy rain.

Hamid al Qasimi said, “It is my pleasure to be on the podium and receive the second-place trophy. I am very happy to share this joy with my countrymen and friends.”

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