Multiple Middle East rally champion and former Dakar winner Nasser Al-Attiyah says he wants to try and defend his WRC2 title next season.

The Qatari driver, who also won the Production World Rally Championship title in 2006, secured the WRC2 crown last weekend on Wales Rally GB after a cautious and calculated to drive finish sixth.

After wins in Portugal, Argentina, Australia and Spain he only needed to bring his Fiesta RRC home in P7 to sow things up.

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"I wish to come back [and do WRC2 again in 2015], but we need to talk to the people in Qatar, the sponsors. I will do my best to come back," Al-Attiyah told reporters after claiming the crown. "It is a great feeling to win the championship and it has been a great year - we won four rallies.

"At the start of this year, it was not easy: we retired in Sardinia with the accident. To win WRC2 is really fantastic for us. I am really quite happy.

"Thanks to Giovanni [Bernacchini - my co-driver], he was really helping a lot during this season to win and to show we are able to win the championship. It was difficult [last weekend]. Never before in my life have I asked Giovanni to repeat the pace notes, but here I ask him all the time: 'Are we sure this corner...' It's unbelievable, but only in the head.

"The road conditions here are very difficult. This was the first time in most of the stages for me, but the rally is fantastic. We find everything in the good place: the marshals, the spectators, this is a great rally. We see a lot of spectators in the night time. The night stages were really incredible.

"For me, next year I wish we have not only two night stages - we have to have more night stages. It really makes everything different."

As for what is next up for him, Al-Attiyah added: "Dubai Rally - last round of the MERC and we are leading by six points and I want to win, that will be 10 times. That is my dream to win the championship, it is my region. And [then] next year we start with the Dakar."