|Sealine Rally Qatar: Jutta Kleinschmidt and Fabrizia Pons back in the Desert.|
The FIA has nominated the former Rallyraid-womens duo Jutta Kleinschmidt and Fabrizia Pons as the crew of the FIA Opening car for the "Sealine Cross-Country Rally" in Qatar, a event of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. Kleinschmidt and Pons start to drive the 5 stages 3 days before the competitors with a T2 Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) has announced final route details of the most ambitious event of its kind ever to be staged in the State of Qatar. The bikers and drivers will tackle five demanding selective sections across the Qatar desert. In a compact total route of 1,912.95 km, 90.94% (1,739.55 km) will be competitive.
Motorcycles, cars and quads starting with a 164.18 km section on April 21, which winds its way from the Losail circuit in the north of Qatar to a finish near the Sealine bivouac to the south of Doha.
QMMF officials have introduced a 396.46 km second section for April 22 and that includes a wide variety of sandy and rocky terrain and requires precise navigational skills. There is no respite and the third loop around Sealine on April 23 includes a daunting competitive section of 411.76km. The penultimate desert section on April 24 runs for 404.18 km and the final stage on Friday, April 25th offers 362.97 competitive kilometers.
2014/01/10 | 16:49 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/KLEINSCHMIDT