Rally: Abu Dhabi International Rally back on MENA calendar along with Oman and Iran
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 – Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah, FIA Vice President has announced the return of Rally Abu Dhabi International to take place within the agenda of the 2014 FIA Middle Middle East Rally Championship. A preliminary event will be held in Abu Dhabi, mid-October, to formally adopt the event as an official round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship for the 2015 season.
Al Attiyah expressed his happiness for this and congratulated the Abu Dhabi government on this achievement and congratulated Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi and his leading role in the return of the Rally Abu Dhabi International agenda as part of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship again, as the Rally absence would affect the future of the sport in UAE and this will help and support the future of rally sport in the region.
Today it was officially announced the return of Rally Abu Dhabi as a tour of the ancient trial, to be held in mid-October 2014 and we are confident to a successful Rally Abu Dhabi and for many reasons, and one of the most important is the availability of fertile ground that supports the government of Abu Dhabi Motor Sport
Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah as MENA FIA Vice President also talked about the return of Oman to enter also to the Rally as well as Iran within the international agenda of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship in 2014 as a preliminary in order to enter in the 2015 season.
The Middle East and North Africa “MENA” event falls under the responsibilities of Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah as Deputy Chief of the International Automobile Federation for the Middle East and North Africa and since taking the job last December (2013) is further activating motor sports and various activities, so as to reach the target of shaping the future good for the sport. Plans and strategies have already been implemented through fruitful cooperation with more than 20 federations and clubs recognized by the International Federation of cars with decisions and recommendations being implemented on the ground related to the future of motorsport in the Middle East and North Africa.