Qatar: QMMF to run counting round of National Baja series in conjunction with FIA World Cup Event

Qatar: QMMF to run counting round of National Baja series in conjunction with FIA World Cup Event

 

The QMMF will run a National Baja in conunction with the Qatar Cross-Country

The QMMF will run a National Baja in conjunction with the Qatar Cross-Country

DOHA (Qatar): Officials at the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) have confirmed that they will host a counting round of the Qatar National Baja Championship in conjunction with the Qatar Cross-Country Rally, round four of the FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup and round two of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, on April 17-22.

QMMF President Abdulrahman Al-Mannai confirmed that the first part of legs two, three, four and five will count towards the domestic off-road series and the classification of each day will be determined on results registered at a passage control after around 150km of each leg.

“Qatar National Baja competitors may continue the race after the passage control and be registered for the overall standings in the main Qatar Cross-Country Rally,” said Al-Mannai. “This will not affect the results at the passage control.”

The 2017 Qatar National Baja will be open to cars in FIA group T1, T2 and T3 as well as the National T3 category for desert buggies complying with technical regulations published as an appendix to the supplementary regulations. National T3 category vehicles may also be transported along road sections and teams will benefit from reduced entry fees.

Meanwhile, staff at the QMMF have now published the official Rally Guide and are finalising the regulations for the FIM motorcycle and quad section of the international event.

Erick Nevels has been appointed as Clerk of the Course for the first time and will work alongside FIM Technical Delegate Izak Santej and under FIM Jury President Jean-Francois Wulveriqk. Nevels hails from Argentina and has vast experience of cross-country rallying, having worked on events such as the Dakar Rally in South America on several occasions.

The Polish Overdrive Racing duo of Aron Domzala and Szymon Gospodarczyk claimed victory in last weekend’s Baja Russia Northern Forest Rally, the opening round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, through the remote snowy wastelands of the Karelia region of northwestern Russia. They hold an early lead over Czech driver Miroslav Zapletal and Slovakian navigator Marek Sykora in the points’ standings.

The closing date for entries at reduced rates for the Qatar Cross-Country Rally is Monday, March 6, with the final cut-off planned for Monday, March 27.

Regulations and entry forms are now available for download from www.qmmf.com. For further information about the 2017 Qatar Cross-Country Rally, contact Qatar Motor and Motor Cycle Federation (QMMF), Losail Circuit, PO Box 8708, Doha, Qatar, Tel: + 974 443 79885, Fax: + 974 443 79732, E-mail: info@qmmf.com.qa and website: www.qmmf.com

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7 hrs ago

MotoGP

Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Un genio muy buenos

Awesome pictures!

Amazing

Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

Nice to see Scott Redding giving him lesson <3 (y)

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

Nice

Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

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10 hrs ago

MotoGP

The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

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Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍

Wow

Wow

And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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12 hrs ago

F1

Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

The unsung hero of F1 😁😂🍾

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