IRC: Al-Attiyah to make debut

Nasser Al-Attiyah to drive a Skoda Fabia Super 2000 car on Rally Argentina.
Nasser Al-Attiyah will make his Intercontinental Rally Challenge debut on Rally Argentina next month, driving a Skoda Fabia S2000 for the Belgian Rene Georges Rally Sport team.

The highly-regarded Qatari is a hero in Argentina after he finished runner-up to Carlos Sainz on the Dakar Rally, which started and finished in the capital Buenos Aires last month.

He is also no stranger to the Villa Carlos Paz-based Rally Argentina, having won Group N on the event when it counted towards the FIA World Rally Championship in 2009. He has experience of Super 2000 technology after winning the Qatar International Rally in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta last month.

Al-Attiyah, a six-time Middle East rally champion, will also contest other selected rounds of this year's IRC and his programme will be confirmed after Rally Argentina.

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Nasser Al-Attiyah will join VW for the 2010 Dakar Rally [Pic credit: Volkswagen]
Carlo Sainz and Nasser Al-Attiyah. Volkswagen. Rallye dos Sertões. Brazil. 2009 [Pic credit: VW]

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