Muscat, 9 February 2020 - Qatar's Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah won the Oman International Rally Championship 2020 on Saturday after topping all the 13 stages.
The rally, also the first leg of the Middle East Championship, was hosted by the Oman Automobile Association in cooperation with the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
According to a press release by the Oman Automobile Association, Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah finished the race of 532km in 2 hours 4 minutes and 32.3 seconds.
Omani Abdullah Al Rawahi came second in 2:10:36.4, while the Qatari Nasser Khalifa Al Attiyah finished third in 2:18:47.6.
Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah said that he achieved his goal.
Al Attiyah expressed his happiness at the return of the Oman International Rally, which represents a distinctive mark in motorsport in the region.
The Oman International Rally kicked off on Thursday, after a five-year hiatus, with the participation of 18 contestants from Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon and Oman.
The championship has five legs in five countries: the first in the Sultanate of Oman, which concluded on Saturday; the second in Qatar from April 2-4, 2020; the third in Lebanon from September 4-6, 2020; the fourth in Cyprus from September 9-11, 2020; and the fifth in Jordan from September 24-26, 2020.