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A. Feghali finished the monte in the JWRC puma

Abdo Feghali & Matar finished the 1st round of the JWRC. Ford's drivers for this season's championship are relative newcomers to the World Rally Championship, none more so than Lebanon's Abdo Feghali who brought the second Astra Racing Ford...

Abdo Feghali & Matar finished the 1st round of the JWRC.

Ford's drivers for this season's championship are relative newcomers to the World Rally Championship, none more so than Lebanon's Abdo Feghali who brought the second Astra Racing Ford Puma back to Monte Carlo in 11th place.

Feghali made his JWRC debut on last season's Sanremo Rally but was forced to retire early and so was naturally in high spirits at not only finishing arguably the most difficult event for the JWRC crews but also doing so in such a good overall position.

Co-driver Joseph Matar spent most of the journey back to Monte Carlo sending text messages of congratulations to the Astra Racing team on his mobile phone.

"Now I understand the feeling of being able to say that I've finished the Monte Carlo Rally," said Feghali. "By the end of the event I was setting some really good times and I'm confident that we can go far this year. I really can't wait until the next round Astra Racing team manager Luca Pregliasco was extremely pleased with the performances of his two drivers. I'm happy with Abdo's drive in these very specialized conditions. You must remember that there isn't a lot of snow in Lebanon...!"

-duby miller-

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Series WRC
Drivers Joseph Matar