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Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari

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Nationality:  QAT
Date of Birth: 13.11.1979
Age: 36

Season 2015

Classification: WRC2
Car: Ford Fiesta RRC
Co-driver: Marshall Clarke
Points: 87
Standing: 4
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

With his grandfather and father both keen rally drivers, it was almost inevitable that Al-Kuwari would end up behind the wheel himself.

His first taste of competition came in 2000, when he borrowed a Nissan Patrol from a Qatari royal, Sheikh Hamad Bin Eid Al Thani, and drove it on three national rallies in Qatar. By 2003 he had progressed to his own Group N Mitsubishi Lancer and his first season in the Middle East Rally Championship.

Over the next seven seasons he gained experience in MERC and Qatar championship rallies, eventually winning the Qatar title in 2011.

Al-Kuwari’s international breakthrough came in 2012, when he switched car to a Mini Cooper S2000 and established a co-driving partnership with Irishman Killian Duffy for a busy season of MERC, Qatar and ERC rallies. He retained his Qatar crown and was second in MERC.

He also entered the WRC rounds in Greece and Spain in a Mini World Rally Car - achieving 10th overall on his debut in Greece.

The pair embarked on a full WRC 2 season with a Fiesta RRC in 2013. They won in Mexico, Argentina and Australia and narrowly missed out on the title to F1 ace Robert Kubica. After a quieter season in 2014 in WRC, the Qatari returns to WRC 2 in 2015 with new co-driver Marshall Clarke.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rally Guanajuato México WRC2 Marshall Clarke 11. 12
Xion Rally Argentina WRC2 Marshall Clarke 7. 25
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC2 Marshall Clarke 16. 8
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC2 Marshall Clarke 11. 12
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC2 Marshall Clarke 12. 15
RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada WRC2 Marshall Clarke 23. 4
Wales Rally GB WRC2 Marshall Clarke 16. 15

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