1. Wehbe got the first pole in Qatar Challenge

    In the opening season for Qatar Challenge championship that started today at Losail International Circuit, the Australian driver Talal Wehbe got the pole position under the floodlights of the Qatari track. In the Qualifying practice, Wehbe was the fastest driver with a time of with his Lotus Exige and clocked the time in
    The British driver David Walker with a Honda car made the second best lap time, and Eric Feebo from the States was in third place.

    Talal Wehbe: 'I am racing for first tie on semi slick so I am just learning how to do it but it is getting better round after round. I am just waiting for the next round to have more competition'
    David Walker: 'The car is absolutely fantastic at the moment so good luck for myself and for the rest with no accidents and I hope to make a good results tomorrow'
    Eric Feebo: 'It is great to be back at Losail International Circuit and start a new racing season. All the drivers are excited and I think that tomorrow we will have a good race as times look pretty close, so good battles for sure tomorrow.'
    Car race will be tomorrow at 20:30

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  2. Qatar Challenge Race 1

    In the opening round for Qatar Challenge, the first victory of the season was for Talal Wehbe. The Australian driver with a Lotus Exige in the Open Class crossed the finished line with a time of 24.35.767.

    At the end of the race, Talal was very happy for his victory and thanked his sponsor , the Lotus dealer in Doha, for setting up the car so well without any problem at all. Talal hopes that in the following rounds more participants will join the championship to make it more interesting and challenging for all.

    In the Production class, the winner was the British driver David Walker with a Honda Integra. 'I managed to go away with a clean start , but I had some problems in the last laps but I managed to keep the position'. Walker said at the end of the race. The second position for the Production class was for the Phillipine driver Rhodelin Senga with a Honda CRX who was happy with his results and hopes to be in the podium in the following rounds. He thanked QMMF for the organization of the race. The Canadian driver Peter De Vido ended in the third place of his category. ' It was a fantastic race and the Production class is a great category with close racing drivers. There are very intensive battles that demand automatic concentration and makes improving the drivers skills. I would like to thank my sponsor Quanto Bello for his support in this championship

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  3. Qatar Challenge Race 1

    In the opening round for Qatar Challenge, the first victory of the season was for Talal Wehbe. The Australian driver with a Lotus Exige in the Open Class crossed the finished line with a time of 24.35.767.

    At the end of the race, Talal was very happy for his victory and thanked his sponsor , the Lotus dealer in Doha, for setting up the car so well without any problem at all. Talal hopes that in the following rounds more participants will join the championship to make it more interesting and challenging for all.

    In the Production class, the winner was the British driver David Walker with a Honda Integra. 'I managed to go away with a clean start , but I had some problems in the last laps but I managed to keep the position'. Walker said at the end of the race. The second position for the Production class was for the Phillipine driver Rhodelin Senga with a Honda CRX who was happy with his results and hopes to be in the podium in the following rounds. He thanked QMMF for the organization of the race. The Canadian driver Peter De Vido ended in the third place of his category. ' It was a fantastic race and the Production class is a great category with close racing drivers. There are very intensive battles that demand automatic concentration and makes improving the drivers skills. I would like to thank my sponsor Quanto Bello for his support in this championship

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  4. Pavel Nedobity wins Qatar Challenge Round 2

    Pavel Nedobity won the second round of Qatar Challenge that took place today together with the third round of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME at Losail International Circuit. The Czech Republic driver started from the second position in the grid and he lead the race from the start to the end. Pavel made a total time of 28.04.719 with his Lotus car. ‘I am very happy, this is my first win in this category as I have changed from Open to Production class so it was very challenging for me and I questioned how my car will turn out, but it was a very good race in wet conditions. It was an awesome race and for me we can have this weather all the time. It is fantastic to drive together with the Porsche GT3 Cup with this great atmosphere and we feel privilege to be here’ Pavel said after the podium ceremony.

    The second place was for David Walker with a Honda car who finished the race 34.152 behind Nedobity. ‘I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the race even with the weather conditions. It was a fantastic race and in every lap, it was drying out and it was faster and faster every lap, so it was great’.

    The third step in the podium was for the Canadian driver Peter De Vido also with a Honda car. ‘I had a great battle with Tim Stevens the entire race, first he passed me and then I passed him, he put me pressure on me but luckily I kept him behind me and I could take the final podium place. I couldn’t make it without the support of Quanto Bello Qatar Racing’

    The poleman of the race, the Australian Talal Wehbe had a mechanical problem and he finished in eight position. ‘I couldn’t change my front tyres because the knots were stucked and I only had semi-slick in the back and slicks in the from so of course I was sliding all over but I am happy I managed to finish the race’ Talal stated after the race.

    ‘I would like to thank to all the drivers to take part in this championship and I am happy to see that all of them enjoyed the race despite the weather conditions. It is great that we can have this championship together with the Porsche GT3 CUP Challenge Middle East as it gives more value to our championship, really hope that more drivers will join us for the coming rounds’ state Mr. Nasser Khalifa Al Attiya, QMMF President and LIC General Manager after the race.

    In the podium ceremony, trophies were given by Mr. Mohammed Saad Al Morraikhi (QMMF General Secretary), Mr. Sultan Zaher Al Morraikhi (QMMF Board Member) and Mr. Rashid Al Sulaiti (QMMF Public Relations Manager).

    David Walker is leading the championship with 48 points, Peter De Vido is second with 35 points and Pavel Nedobity is third with 30 points.

    The next round of Qatar Challenge will be on 31st January and 1st February again together with another round of Porsche GT3 CUP Challenge Middle East.

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  5. 2014 QCH Round 3 Race Highlights 3'

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