Qatari driver Khalid Al-Suwaidi and his co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini participated to the first round of Middle East Rally Championship, International Qatar Rally with Ford Fiesta R5 of TOKSPORT WRT.The crew, sponsored by Culture & Sport Qatar Rally Team had a test before the rally to find the right set-ups and choose the best tyres for the tough gravel stages. Only 7 drivers could finish the 13 special stages covering 241km in a total route of 535km. Khalid Al-Suwaidi won 3 stages with a great performance. Qatari driver finished in the 2nd place in overall classification and had a succesful start to the new season. The following event of Middle East Rally Championship will be kicked of on 14-16 March, in Kuwait.