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SUSPENSION SCARE FAILS TO PREVENT AL-ATTIYAH 🇶🇦 FROM CLAIMING RECORD-BREAKING 13TH VICTORY IN JORDAN

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DEAD SEA (JORDAN): Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah survived a suspension scare on the first run through the Amar special stage and went on to secure a record-breaking eighth successive and 13th outright victory in the Jordan Rally on Saturday.

Seemingly coasting to victory with a massive lead of over five minutes in their Autotek-run Volkswagen Polo GTI R5, Al-Attiyah and French co-driver Matthieu Baumel were forced to limp through two stages with broken suspension and sufficient repairs were made to enable the duo to reach the finish with an eventual winning margin of 4min 08.2sec on this second round of the 2019 FIA Middle East Rally Championship (MERC).

The result marked Al-Attiyah’s 71st MERC win in the 212-event history of the regional series since its inception in 1984. Baumel has now won 19 MERC rallies.

Al-Attiyah said: “Today was a special day for us. We had a few problems but we managed to fix everything. I am so happy to win and to lead the Middle East Championship after winning in Qatar and now here in Jordan. The suspension issue was a worry. We had three gravel shocks (shock absorbers) and one tarmac one and the balance was completely different. It was not easy to have all the parts because this was a new car.”

Support for the event came from The Boulevard, Mountain Dew, Hala and Bliss FM.

Saturday – as it happened

Only Oman’s Abdulla Al-Ruwahi and Qatar’s Nasser Khalifa Al-Atya failed to return to action under Rally 2 for a further 10 special stages on leg two that included two runs through the Suwayma, Mahes, Rawda, Amar and Nebo specials.

Volkswagen technicians confirmed that it wasn’t a fuel sensor issue that had given Al-Attiyah the late scare on Friday evening. The car was actually running low on fuel after a misjudgement by the team.

Nevertheless, the Qatari began his challenge in Suwayma with a lead of 4min 21.2sec over Al-Kuwari. The latter’s lead over Abu Samra had grown to 58.5 seconds after the Jordanian had been awarded a 10-second time penalty by rally stewards.

Al-Attiyah set the target time of 6min 15.1sec in the opening 11.74km stage and beat Al-Kuwari by 19.2 seconds to extend his lead to 4min 40.4sec. The latter’s consolation was increasing his advantage over third-placed Abu Samra to 1min 15.7sec.

At 19km in length, Mahes was the longest stage of this year’s rally and Al-Attiyah crossed the finish line in 15min 22.1sec. Another quickest time enabled the Qatari to reach the refuelling point with a lead of 5min 30.3sec.

The Autotek team did not have the spare gravel shock absorber for the Volkswagen and Al-Attiyah set out for the final loop of five stages with a nervy lead of 2min 36.2sec. Only eight FIA cars and five national entrants survived to tackle the final loop of five stages.

 

2019 Jordan Rally – positions after SS21 (unofficial @ 17.25hrs):
1. Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah (QAT)/Matthieu Baumel (FRA) Volkswagen Pole GTI R5 3hrs 00min 48.5sec
2. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (QAT)/Marshall Clarke (GBR) Škoda Fabia R5 3hrs 04min 56.7sec
3. Marouf Abu Samra (JOR)/Malek Hariri (JOR) Ford Fiesta R5 3hrs 06min 27.6ec
4. Meshari Al-Thefiri (KWT)/Nasser Al-Kuwari (QAT) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 3hrs 20min 08.8sec
5. Henry Kahy (LEB)/Musa Djiyerian (JOR) Škoda Fabia 3hrs 57min 36.7sec
6. Khaled Juma (JOR)/Emad Juma (JOR) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X 4hrs 24min 34.0sec
7. Shadi Sheban (JOR)/Ameer Nassif (JOR) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX 4hrs 37min 07.8sec
8. Ahmad Khaled (LEB)/Dany Kairouz (LEB) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII 4hrs 45min 40.8sec

 

2019 FIA Middle East Rally Championship – standings after round 2 (unofficial):
1. Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah (QAT) 77pts 
2. Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari (QAT) 61pts 
3. Meshari Al-Thefiri (KWT) 33pts 
4. Marouf Abu Samra (JOR) 25pts 
5. Hamed bin Eid Al-Thani (QAT) 24pts
6. Nasser Khalifa Al-Atya (QAT) 19pts
7. Khalid Al-Suwaidi (QAT) 16pts

 

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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT 🇰🇷 🇩🇪 ADJUST DRIVER LINE-UP FOR RALLY DE PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 WILL BE JOINED BY SÉBASTIEN LOEB 🇫🇷 FOR THE GRAVEL RALLY PORTUGUESE 🇵🇹

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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT 🇰🇷 🇩🇪 ADJUST DRIVER LINE-UP FOR RALLY DE PORTUGAL 🇵🇹

WILL BE JOINED BY SÉBASTIEN LOEB 🇫🇷 FOR THE GRAVEL RALLY PORTUGUESE 🇵🇹

 

 

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Hyundai Motorsport adjusts driver line-up for Rally de Portugal

Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a revised three-car line-up for Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio will be joined by Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena for the gravel rally
The line-up reflects Hyundai Motorsport’s ambitions in an increasingly close and competitively fought manufacturers’ championship.

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May 21, 2019 – Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a change to its crew line-up for the forthcoming Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

Following a competitive performance at Rally Chile, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will take part in Portugal alongside the previously announced Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio.

Loeb took third place in Chile, securing his first-ever podium in Hyundai Motorsport colours, and finishing as the highest placed Hyundai Motorsport crew. The result helped the team to retain its lead of the manufacturers’ championship after Neuville’s rally retirement.

Hyundai Motorsport holds a 29-point advantage in the title chase as the season approaches its halfway mark. The team has vowed to raise its game against tough opposition in another closely contested championship battle.

Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger-Amland will return to the i20 Coupe WRC for Rally Italia Sardegna next month.

Team Director Andrea Adamo said: “This decision was not taken lightly. We need to move forward as a team and make the most effective use of our versatile crew line-up. Sébastien and Daniel had a competitive event in Chile, and have found a good feeling in the car on gravel. We felt their contribution would allow us to increase our points-scoring potential in Portugal. We are trying hard to find a way to get Andreas’s confidence back and we are sure he will approach his next event, Sardinia, in the same way he was able to in Argentina. When you have a line-up like ours and look at the results from Chile, it’s necessary to react quickly.”

Sébastien Loeb said: “I had a great feeling with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in Chile, which was shown by our podium finish. I am pleased to have the chance to build some important momentum by taking part in Rally de Portugal. This is an unexpected decision but I am feeling in a positive frame of mind and determined to get another strong result for the team.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical issues hold back Kelly Racing TCR performance

Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (19 May, 2019) Unfortunately mechanical dramas hampered Kelly Racing’s final TCR Australia race for the weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. The team was able to improve the cars from yesterday and fix the gearbox issues that held up André Heimgartner and Molly Taylor’s Subarus. All four cars were able to complete Race Two with good pace.

In the final race André was able to get into second position in the #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX, however a suspension failure during a close battle with Dylan O’Keefe put the car off the track at the second to last corner and out of the race.

Chelsea Angelo went off the track at the same spot in her #37 Dare Iced Coffee Holden Astra due to a steering failure and also didn’t complete the final race.

Alex Rullo’s #62 Castrol Racing Astra had a good chassis balance and was quick in the corners, however it really struggled with straight-line grunt. Molly Taylor’s Castrol Subaru WRX also improved over the day, but suffered a puncture during the final race.

It’s still early days with these TCR cars and team is looking forward to improving them in the coming weeks and hitting the track at Philip Island for round two.

Kelly Racing Team quotes

André Heimgartner, #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX

“It was a bit unfortunate we managed to have some good tyre strategy and made some good places up in the races before and we were on for a good result in race three, we had a faster car than Dylan so I think we would have eventually got past but it wasn’t to be today.”

“We had a suspension failure at the second to last corner and that was that so disappointing to say the least after all of the gearbox drama we had to finally be able to get somewhere and then have this, it’s pretty annoying but we’ll regroup and see what we can improve for next round.”

Molly Taylor, #6 Castrol Racing Subaru WRX

“I felt like I made a lot of progress today in the two races, the pace was better than where we ended up so I just need to now work on my overtaking skills to make the most of that. We had that plan going into race two and unfortunately we got a puncture early on and a few issues with the front end that we need to look at once we get back to the workshop.”

“Overall though it was a great weekend, I really enjoyed it all. The team was fantastic to work with and so supportive of me. I just want to thank Nikki too who was my engineer, it was her first time solo engineering a car and she did a great job. Looking forward to the next race at Philip Island.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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