Roger Feghali is still unbeatable in the rallies. He tested his Ford Fiesta RRC in the Cedars Rally and wantsto put his Motortune team on the right track before the 2013 WRC.
Despite the absence of Nasser in this Rally the competition remains fierce especially that Roger will be competing, first, with himself for a 10th win, and second with his younger brother and rival, the Red Bull star driver Abdo Feghali, for the Rally glory and the overall Lebanese Rally Championship.
Abdo decided to take the challenge to the max by driving the Mini Cooper RRC of the Turkish Tok team. Despite having a lower mileage on the car, comparing to his brother, Abdo finally has the right car to aim for his first win in Rally of Lebanon. All he need is to manage the pressure and keep his head cool.
Elsewhere Nicolas Amiouni seems to be the stronger outsider. It will be tough for him as he is on an inferior car, but Amiouni again proved his talent this season. He scored his first win in the Jordan local Rally and was close to beat the Feghali’s in the Summer Rally, before crashing. He could still surprise us with an unexpected win, like a certain Roger Feghali did in 2000 on a Lancia Integrale HF.
Finally, less experienced tarmac drivers will be pushing hard for the MERC. Nothing separates Misfer Al Marri, Khalid el Suwaidi and Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari in the championship. Al Marri will be on an inferior Mitsubishi Evo IX R4 car, comparing to the Suwadi’s Ford Fiesta RRC and Al Kuwari’s Mini Cooper RRC. But he will try to benefit from the experience he acquired from the Cedars Rally.