Adel Abdulla and Sebastien Delaunay finished 4th in their class on the opening round of FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies in Russia. The duo had the first experience on snow and unfortunately went off the road and stucked in a snow in the first stage and lost valuable times. For the rest of the stages they had no major problem and completed the race as 4th in their class.
After a higly competitive first day in Qatar, Khalid Al-Suwaidi and his co-driver Marshall Clarke ended the second day in huge disappointment with an accident in the stage. The crew had to retire in the opening round of FIA Middle East Rally Championship due to heavy damages in their Skoda Fabia R5.
The last leg for FIA MERC has been completed with the Cyprus Rally. Toksport WRT drivers Khalid Al-Suwaidi and Mustafa Bulutoglulari had to retire and Abdullah Al-Kuwari finished the race 29th overall among 47 cars. Khalid Al-Suwaidi forced to retire after stage 2 with an engine problem after a long jump and a damage to radiator. Mustafa Bulutoglulari retired after stage 9 with a roll.