Qatari driver Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari has announced he will return to WRC2 for a fourth campaign in as many years.
The 26-year-old will start his season in Rally Mexico, the scene of his maiden WRC2 victory back in 2013.
Besides WRC2, Al-Kuwari will also contest the Middle East Rally Championship with his newly acquired Skoda Fabia R5, prepared by Race Pro Team.
"A lot will depend on the reliability of the Skoda, it will be my first year driving it," Al-Kuwari told Motorsport.com. "I drove a Ford in the past three years, which was a reliable car."
Al-Kuwari's best WRC2 season was his first one in 2013, when he was Robert Kubica's main rival for the title, having won three of his six rallies.
In 2014, he only took part in three events - but the Qatari was back to winning ways with a victory in Argentina last year, eventually finishing fifth overall.
"We have been one of the most consistent WRC2 participants in the past two years, I almost finished every rally and took important victories and podiums.
"This year it will be more difficult thanks to a lot more factory drivers entering the championship. Regardless, we will aim for victories and the title."
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