MERC: Rally du Printemps, Lebanon Rally report/results

The Lebanon Rally Championship Rally du Printemps Yestarday , 5th of May was held the 1st round of the Lebanon National Rally Championship , the 18th Rally du Printemps. The Lebanon championship has a 3 round series , also included the Rally...

The Lebanon Rally Championship
Rally du Printemps

Yestarday , 5th of May was held the 1st round of the Lebanon National Rally Championship , the 18th Rally du Printemps.

The Lebanon championship has a 3 round series , also included the Rally du Liban in the end of June , and Rally des Cedres in the beginnig of October .

15 drivers started the rally from near Mount Lebanon. The first stage was won by the hot favorit for this rally and the cahmpionship Abdo Feghali and Marc Haddad in their Group-A Mitsubishi Lancer EVO-6 , finishing the stage nearly 9 seconds ahead of the Group-N EVO-5 of Doumit Bou Doumit. But this was not what the rally has to show us. In SS-2 Abdo Feghali got a puncture and move down to 4th , Doumit took the lead which he held till the end of the rally.

the rally held in 3 special stages that was done 3 times. It was on a very sliperry tarmac, as usual in the rallies in Lebanon .

For the happy winner , Doumit it was the first time he drove a 4wd car after the rally, Abdo Feghali said that it was a very hard rally for him as he got puncture and also differential and suspension problems the 2nd place finishing man, Aiad Feghali in a Nissan Sunny GTI-R told after the rally that he had many problems but after taking 2nd place he felt that he could hold it till the end of the event.

3rd place finished Ziad Chabtini in a Renault Clio Williams 16v and only 4th finished Abdo Feghali .

The drivers now will be ready for the next round, the Rally du Liban, when they will meet the top drivers of the Middle-East Rally Championship . <pre> final results : 1- D. Bou Doumit \ N. Njeim - Mitsubishi Lancer EVO-5 (group - N ) 2- Z. Feghali \ G.Nasr - Nissan Sunny GTI-R (group-A ) 3- Z. Chabtini \ G. Bejjani - Renault Clio Williams 16v (group - N ) 4- A. Feghali \ M.Haddad - Mitsubishi Lancer EVO-6 (group - A ) 5- E. Germany \ F. Attieh - V.W. Golf GTI kit-car (group-A )

-duby miller

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Series Other rally
Teams Williams