AWESOME IMAGES from 2015 Dubai International Rally

Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal al Qassimi nets Dubai International Rally victory in his Abu Dhabi Racing Citroen DS3 RRC. And MCH Photo was there to cover the action

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Home town rally fans had plenty to celebrate this weekend as Sheikh Khalid Bin Faisal al Qassimi took his third victory on the Dubai International Rally. Partnered by co-driver Chris Patterson in the Abu Dhabi Racing Citroen DS3 RRC, the Emirati was flanked by Qatari drivers Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari and Khalid Mohammed Al-Suwaidi, who took their Ford Fiesta RRCs to second and third respectively.

A dominant start to his home event saw Qassimi stretch his lead on the first day to almost two minutes, though a late-event charge by Al-Kuwari on day two saw this gap split in half. A shade over 57 seconds though proved enough for Qassimi to keep his attackers at bay, and bring the eight-year winning streak of long-time rival Nasser Al-Attiyah to a close. It marked the first Dubai International Rally victory for the Emirati since he pulled the double in 2005 and 2006.

Mohammed Al Mutawaa completed a successful weekend’s work for Abu Dhabi Racing by taking victory in the 2WD category over teammates Mansoor Yahya Bel Helei and Saeed Bintouq in the Citroen DS3 R3T. Group N honours went the way of Lebanese driver Nassib Nassar in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX.

Okay, enough shop, time for some images…

– Shots courtesy of MCH Photo and Marian Chytka

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