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Oman rally team’s Al Rawahi frustrated by technical glitches

ALGHERO (SARDINIA): The Oman Rally Team’s Abdullah Al-Rawahi gained his first taste of gravel rallying in the FIA Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) at the Rally Italia Sardegna but his progress after the opening six stages had been hampered by brake problems, overheating and an engine sensor issue.

After four speed tests on Friday afternoon and two specials on Saturday morning, the Omani had been continually frustrated in his M-Sport Poland-prepared Ford Fiesta Rally3, although he was gaining experience of the demanding Sardinian gravel stages and the pace needed to be competitive in this year’s JWRC.

He and British co-driver Ross Whittock opened their account on Friday afternoon with two passes through a pair of gravel stages between Osilo and Tergu and Sedini and Castelsardo to the north of Alghero on the northwest of the island.

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