In the first round of rally championship, the duo from the UAE Al Qassimi and Derousseaux clocked a total time of 01:10:15 to clinch the title ahead of Khalid Al Minji and Saif Al Aisri
(01:12:07) and Faisal Al Rashdi and Humaid Al Waili (01:14:35).
MUSCAT: Khalid Al Minji and Saif Al Aisri
won the fourth and final round of the 2013 Oman Rally Championship to emerge overall champions here yesterday.
Coming in seventh was Khalid Al Minji and Saif Al Aisri
in one hour, 18 minutes and 19 seconds.
Coming in position two, Rashid Al Balushi and co-driver Waleed Al Raisi needed 1 hour 16 minutes to complete the rally, besting a close contest with Khalid Al Minji and co-driver Saif Al Aisri
, who were issued a 7 minute penalty in the final stage, relegating them to third position.
His main rival Khalid Al Minji along with his co-driver Saif Al Aisri
came second in his Mitsubishi Evolution 8 while Ibrahim Al Abri (44min and 47 seconds) while Ibrahim Mohammed Al Abri along with Salim Al Abri in their Subaru Impreza clocked 45min and 17 seconds to win third position yesterday.
Khalid Saleh Dhahi Al Minji/Saif Abdullah Hilal Al Aisri
commented that they had been in the rally stages today for the reconnaissance.
was behind the wheel of the Mitsubishi Evolution and he completed the 43km special stages in 33 minutes and 37 seconds.