Eddy Abou Karam has successfully made his debut on the Hyundai i20 R5 in the first round of the 2017 Lebanese Rally Championship, the 33rd Spring Rally, amid changing weather conditions.
The rally started under rainy conditions, which made it quite a challenge for Eddy and co-driver Joseph Kmeid, considering they only tested the car in dry conditions. However, Eddy drove consistently as he aimed for the finish line in a tumultuous rally that was interrupted by several incidents.
In the end, Eddy and Joseph managed to bring the Hyundai i20 R5 home in 5th place overall despite all of the struggles that come with driving a brand new car on wet special stages.
EAK now aims to further test the new car as he looks to improve on his result in the second round of the season, the 6th Jezzine Rally, which is scheduled for June 10-11.