Qatar International Rally

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The Qatar International Rally (known previously as Qatar Rally) is an international rally racing event held near the Qatari capital Doha. The rally, a gravel and sand event, dates back into the 1970s and has long been one of the cornerstone events of the Middle East Rally Championship and is one of two events (along with Dubai International Rally) to have been held in every year of the MERC.

The rally has had a group of multiple winners with local Nasser Al-Attiyah taking twelve victories in a thirteen-year period. Emirati driver Mohammed bin Sulayem has claimed nine victories and Qatari Saeed Al-Hajri has had five wins.

List of previous winners[edit]

List of winners sourced in part from:[1][2]

Year Winner Car
1983 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1984 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1985 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1986 Sweden Björn Waldegård Toyota Celica TCT
1987 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Porsche 911 SC
1988 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica TCT
1989 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
1990 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1991 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Toyota Celica GT-Four
1992 Qatar Saeed Al-Hajri Toyota Celica GT-Four
1993 Qatar Nasser Khalifa Al-Attiyah Toyota Celica GT-Four
1994 United Arab Emirates Suhail Al-Maktoum Toyota Celica GT-Four
1995 United Arab Emirates Khalifa Al-Motawi Toyota Celica GT-Four
1996 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort RS Cosworth
1997 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort WRC
1998 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Escort WRC
1999 Oman Nizar Al-Shanfari Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V
2000 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2001 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2002 United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Sulayem Ford Focus WRC
2003 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRC
2004 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2005 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2006 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2008 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2009 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
2010 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2011 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta S2000
2012 Qatar Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari Mini Cooper S2000
2013 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
2014 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC
2015 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah Ford Fiesta RRC

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