Qatar International Rally

The Qatar International Rally (known previously as Qatar Rally, also known as International Rally of Qatar) is an international rally racing event held near the Qatari capital Doha. The rally, a gravel and sand event, dates back into the 1970s and has long been one of the cornerstone events of the Middle East Rally Championship and is one of two events (along with Dubai International Rally) to have been held in every year of the MERC.

The rally has had a group of multiple winners with local Nasser Al-Attiyah taking thirteen victories in a fourteen-year period. Emirati driver Mohammed bin Sulayem has claimed nine victories and Qatari Saeed Al-Hajri has had five wins.

List of previous winnersEdit

List of winners sourced in part from:[1][2]

Year Winner Car
1983   Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1984   Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1985   Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1986   Björn Waldegård Toyota Celica TCT
1987   Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1988   Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica TCT
1989   Saeed Al-Hajri Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1990   Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1991   Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1992   Saeed Al-Hajri Toyota Celica GT-Four
1993   Nasser Khalifa Al-Attiyah Toyota Celica GT-Four
1994   Suhail Al-Maktoum Toyota Celica GT-Four
1995   Khalifa Al-Motawi Toyota Celica GT-Four
1996   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1997   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort WRC
1998   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort WRC
1999   Nizar Al-Shanfari Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
2000   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2001   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2002   Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2003   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRC
2004   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2005   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2006   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008   Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2009   Nasser Al-Attiyah Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2010   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2011   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2012   Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Mini Cooper S2000
2013   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
2014   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
2015   Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
2016   Nasser Al-Attiyah Škoda Fabia R5
2017   Rashid Al-Naimi Subaru WRX Sti
2018   Vojtěch Štajf Škoda Fabia R5
2019   Nasser Al-Attiyah Volkswagen Polo GTI R5

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