EAK on the podium in 5th Jezzine Rally!

Eddy Abou Karam successfully completed the second round of the 2016 Lebanese Rally Championship, the 5th Jezzine Rally, by finishing on the podium after eight special stages.

Driving a TGRS Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X alongside co-driver Joseph Kmeid, Eddy began his Jezzine campaign cautiously in the tricky Mlikh stage (SS1 & SS2) on Saturday; he was ranked 4th in Group N at the end of the two stages.

On Sunday, Eddy and Joseph began their assault, repeatedly going quicker than their main Group N rivals to climb from 4th to 2nd in Group N after Leg 2’s first loop, and they managed to extend the gap after the second loop. However, a mechanical scare in the very last stage erased their advantage, but they made their position stick by nursing the car home to secure 2nd place in Group N and 4th place overall.

Eddy’s Jezzine achievement comes after a Group N class victory in the first round of the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship in Arsoun. EAK’s next appearance will be at the Cedars’ Rally in mid-July.

Eddy’s Stages Times:
SS1 – Mlikh 1 – 4.54km: 2:56.41
SS2 – Mlikh 2 – 4.54km: 2:54.69
SS3 – Bqosta 1 – 11.41km: 6:45.50
SS4 – Barti 1 – 16.80km: 9:34.52
SS5 – Bqosta 2 – 11.41km: 6.58.96
SS6 – Barti 2 – 16.80km: 9:33.07
SS7 – Bqosta 3 – 11.41km: 6:48.14
SS8 – Barti 3 – 16.80km: 10:11.77

EAK Jezzine 2016

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