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Nasser Al-Attiyah won the the opening round of the 2013 FIA Middle East Rally Championship, Qatar International Rally.
|Nasser Al-Attiyah - Ford Fiesta RS RRC|
Nasser in his Qatar World Rally Team Fiesta RRC with Giovanni Bernacchini co-driving, completed the rally 55.7s quicker than Khalid Al-Qassimi who was driving the Abu Dhabi Racing Citroën DS3 RRC in the 12-stage rally.
Although Al-Qassimi was 1.1s faster on the final stage, and also he was briefly on the top spot in the earlier stages, he couldn't beat the faster Qatari.
|Khalid Al-Qassimi - Citroen DS3 RRC|
Abdulaziz Al Kuwari finished third, 4m15.0s off the lead, in his Seashore Qatar Fiesta.
It was Nasser's tenth home event victory, says "...winning in Qatar is always a special feeling and to take my 10th win here is superb.”