WRC »

Al-Kuwari confirmed for WRC2 bid

Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari to compete in WRC2 this season in a Ford Fiesta RRC
Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari has become the latest driver to sign up for the WRC2 class of the World Rally Championship after confirmation that he will drive a Ford Fiesta RRC during the season ahead.

The Qatari driver will compete for the Seashore Qatar Rally Team in a programme that will start in Mexico and then include Portugal, Greece and Italy.

Al-Kuwari will compete in the Fiesta with full support from M-Sport as he looks to build on the success he has enjoyed in both the FIA Middle East Rally Championship and the Qatari national series.

“M-Sport is very well known in the industry,” Al-Kuwari, who had a brief test in the Fiesta near M-Sport's Cumbrian base, said. “They have great marketing and proved that they are one of the best in their field – it's easy to see when you look at how many Fiestas they have competing all over the world! For Seashore, M-Sport was the obvious choice.

“We didn't test the Fiesta for so long, but from the first few kilometres I can say that it is very easy to drive. It has great control, great torque, the suspension is amazing, and that is exactly what you need when you are driving on gravel stages as we will for most of the season.

“Competing in WRC2 this year, I think a top-five finish will be a good overall result in our first full season both in the championship and with the Fiesta.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari - Ford Fiesta RRC [Pic credit: M-Sport]
21.05.2017 - 1st place Sébastien Ogier (FRA)-Julien Ingrassia (FRA) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team, 2nd place Thierry Neuville (BEL)-Nicolas Gilsoul (BEL) Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport and 3rd place Dani Sordo (ESP)-Marc Marti (ESP),Hyundai i2 Coupe WRC, Hyundai Motorsport
21.05.2017 - HIROKI ARAI (JPN) - GLENN MACNEALL (AUS) FORD FIESTA R5, TOMMI MÄKINEN RACING
21.05.2017 - HIROKI ARAI (JPN) - GLENN MACNEALL (AUS) FORD FIESTA R5, TOMMI MÄKINEN RACING
21.05.2017 - TEEMU SUNINEN (FIN) - MIKKO MARKKULA (FIN) FORD FIESTA R5, M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM
21.05.2017 - Pontus Tidemand (SWE)-Jonas Andersson (SWE) Skoda Fabia R5 WRC2, Skoda Motorsport
21.05.2017 - Martin Prokop (CZE) - Jan Tomanek (CZE) Ford Fiesta RS WRC, ONEBET JIPOCAR WORLD RALLY TEAM
21.05.2017 - Martin Prokop (CZE) - Jan Tomanek (CZE) Ford Fiesta RS WRC, ONEBET JIPOCAR WORLD RALLY TEAM
21.05.2017 - SHEIK KHALID AL QASSIMI (ARE) - CHRIS PATTERSON (GBR) CITROEN C3 WRC, CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT
21.05.2017 - SHEIK KHALID AL QASSIMI (ARE) - CHRIS PATTERSON (GBR) CITROEN C3 WRC, CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT
21.05.2017 - Mads Ostberg (NOR)-Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Mads Ostberg (NOR)-Ola Floene (NOR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Elfyn Evans (GBR)-Daniel Barritt (GBR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Elfyn Evans (GBR)-Daniel Barritt (GBR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Elfyn Evans (GBR)-Daniel Barritt (GBR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Elfyn Evans (GBR)-Daniel Barritt (GBR) Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Ott Tanak (EAU)-Martin Jarveoja (EST),Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team
21.05.2017 - Ott Tanak (EAU)-Martin Jarveoja (EST),Ford Fiesta WRC, M‐Sport World Rally Team

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.