Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) boosts the new season at Qatar. The first event of the series NBK Qatar Rally will be organised by Qatar Motoring and Motorsports Federation on 23rd and 24th of January.
One of the Regulars of MERC Meshal AL NEJADI has made a radical change for the upcoming season and dediced to change his group/class from A6 to N4. He will be driving a Mitsubishi Evo 9 which is prepared and run by Turkish garage Toksport. The Team has worked a lot to get ready for the first round of the Championship. Ahmad AL KHARAS will be co-driving Kuwaiti and try to get used to their new EVO 9.
NBK Qatar Rally will start on 23rd of January at 09:00. The start place as anounced before will be at Lusail. The crews will have to challenge 14 special stages on loose surface. Total length of the rally will be 617,40 km. and 262,50 Km. of it is 14 special stages. Finish ceremony of the event will be at 15:30 on 24th of January at Lusail again.