Al-Manar » Roger Feghali retains the 37th Spring Rally title

Driver Roger Feghali and co-driver Judy Feghali retained the Volkswagen Polo title in the 37th edition of the Spring Rally, organized by the Lebanese Automobile and Tourism Club in Keserwan and Jbeil on Sunday, with the participation of 21 cars. The race is part of the first round of the Lebanese Rally Championship this year.

Tamer Ghandour and his navigator Salim Jalilati took the second place on the Skoda Fabia, a difference of 38.9 seconds, Omani Hamad Al-Wahaibi and New Zealander Tony Sercombe (New Zealand) took third place, one minute and 14 seconds behind the first in the race, which reached a total distance of 232.27 km, including 66.68 km in special 6 speed stages. Starting at seven in the morning from the Casino du Liban to enter the six special stages, 18 of which crossed the arrival line, and the most prominent evacuee was Alex Feghali due to a gearbox malfunction.

Here is the unofficial overall ranking:

1- Roger Feghali and Jodi Feghali on Volkswagen Polo: 38.54 minutes
2- Tamer Ghandour and Salim Jalilati on Skoda Fabia: 39.33 d
3- Hamad Al-Wahaibi (Sultanate of Oman) and Tony Sercombe (New Zealand) on the Skoda Fabia: 40.08 d
4- Basil Abu Hamdan and Firas Elias on Skoda Fabia: 41.40 d
5- Roderick Al-Rai and George Chahwan on a Mitsubishi Lancer 41.59 D
6- Shadi Fakih and Samer Sfeir on Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9: 42.15 d
7- Rabie Ayoub and George Nader on Mitsubishi Lancer: 42.27 d
8- Tariq Younes and Ronnie Bou Abdo on Mitsubishi Lancer Evo: 42.32 d
9- Ahmed Khaled and Moussa Geherian (Jordan) on Mitsubishi Lancer: 42.39 d
10- Elias Al-Dahni and Amin Aqel on a Citroen DS3: 42.43 d


Shadi Fakih and his navigator Samer Sfeir won the RC2N4 category title and the Classification Cup, and Roderick Al-Ra’i and his co-driver, George Shahwan, won the RC2 N4 category title.

Elias Al-Dahni and his navigator Amin Akl also won the RC4 category title (front-wheel drive), Charbel Chebli the Junior Driver’s Cup, Karl Rizk (born in 2001) and his navigator Karim Abu Elias the SN category cup.

In conclusion, the coronation ceremony was held in the presence of the President of the Lebanese Automobile and Tourism Club, Lawyer Elie Assaf, the Coordinator of the Motorsports Committee in the organizing club, the Director of the National Sports Committee Suleiman Khattar, the Director of the Rally Office Kaby Kreker, the Race Director Kabi Hayek, rally officials, a large crowd of mechanical sports enthusiasts, the families and families of the drivers and a crowd of Media men and photographers.

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