Kuwait Rally February 2013
Duffy Celebrates Win On Kuwait Rally
Top Mayo rally navigator Killian Duffy added another major success to his CV at the weekend, co-driving Qatari Abdulaziz Al Kuwari to a dominant victory on the fourth national Kuwait Rally on Saturday.
Al Kuwari and Duffy lead from the start in their Seashore Qatar Rally Team Ford Fiesta, and by the halfway point had established a comfortable lead over Kuwaiti driver Mufeed Mubarak of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. The pair’s dominant performance continued into the day’s second loop where they went quickest on the final three stages to claim victory by a massive 6 minutes.
The rally, featuring entrants from Kuwait and other Middle East countries, was organized by the Kuwait Quarter Mile Automobile and Motorcycle club under the chairmanship of Sheikh Athbi Nayef Al-Sabah.
The two-round 91 kilometre rally started in front of the Seashell Hotel in the sands of the Julai’a circuit in the south of Kuwait.
Killian’s conquest was all the more significant as it’s been five years since the Crossmolina native stood at the top of a podium alongside a rally car.
There’s little time for celebration though as Al Kuwari and Duffy head to Mexico next week to kick-start their WRC-2 campaign. WRC-2, which is the new title for the Super 2000 World Rally Championship which was won last year by Ireland’s Craig Breen, also includes rounds in Portugal, Greece and Italy later on in the year, while Al Kuwari and Duffy will also be competing in the full FIA Middle East Rally Championship.
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