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UAE’s Mutaiwe’e takes championship lead

Rally duo fight back in 2012 FIA World Cup

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 18:10 August 27, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Courtesy: NDP Publicity
  • Dubai’s Khalifa Al Mutaiwe’e set the second fastest time through Friday ’s super special stage of the 2012 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in Hungary.

Gyor, Hungary: Dubai’s Khalifa Al Mutaiwe’e and German co-driver Andreas Schulz had their fair share of problems, but moved into the lead in the 2012 FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies after a dramatic three-day Baja Hungary finished in Gyor on Sunday.

After losing over nine minutes following a collision with a tree on Saturday afternoon, the Fazza Rally Team duo recovered well to reach the finish in seventh overall, on an event where arch-rival Jean-Louis Schlesser retired and failed to score points.

Outright victory went to Boris Gadasin and Alexey Kuzmich in a G-Force Proto, with Hungarian Karoly Fazekas taking second position in a BMW X5 and Romanian Costel Casuneanu finishing third overall in a Mitsubishi Racing Lancer.

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