Eddy

Eddy Abou Karam is a Lebanese Rally and Hill Climb driver; he started his rallying career in 2010 when he took part in the 33rd Rally of Lebanon – the highlight event of the Lebanese Rally Championship.

Eddy’s 2010 experience was limited but valuable, and it helped him properly launch his 2011 rally season. He has since been concentrating on full-time programmes in the Lebanese Rally Championship and Lebanese Hill Climb Championship.

In 2012, EAK won his first Hill Climb event in Arsoun; he went on to clinch the Group N class title in the Lebanese Speed Test Championship in 2012 and 2013.

Eddy’s main target remains rallying. His Lebanese Rally Championship participations have been undertaken with Tony Germany Rally Skills team. EAK kicked off his career in a TGRS Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX and made a shift to the newer Evolution X model in 2013.

In 2014, Eddy enjoyed one of his best seasons yet, breaking the Falougha Hill Climb Group N record on his way to winning the event; he went on to finish runner-up in the Group N class of the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship. Moreover, Eddy successfully defended his Group N title in the Lebanese Speed Test Championship and finished third overall in the Cedars Rally.

After claiming the 2015 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship Group N title and the 2016 Lebanese Rally Championship Group N title on the Evo X, Eddy will switch to a Hyundai i20 R5 in 2017 and hopes he can fight for the overall title after familiarizing himself with the WRC-2 car.

Eddy – a fast learner and a real rally enthusiast – is a very proud husband and father; he inherited the racing genes from his father who was a rally driver back in the 1980s. Eddy’s brother Emile is also a racer who regularly competes in the Lebanese Rally Championship.

Notable achievements:

2012 Arsoun Hill Climb – Group N victory
2012 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – Group N runner-up
2013 Spring Rally – 3rd overall
2013 Lebanese Speed Test Championship – Group N champion
2014 Falougha Hill Climb – Group N victory and track record
2014 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – Group N runner-up
2014 Lebanese Speed Test Championship – Group N champion
2014 Cedars Rally – 3rd overall
2015 Spring Rally – 2nd overall, 2nd Group N
2015 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – Group N title winner
2016 Arsoun Hill Climb – 1st Group N
2016 Jezzine Rally – 2nd Group N
2016 Cedars Rally – 2nd Group N, 3rd overall
2016 Rally of Lebanon – 1st Group N, 3rd overall
2016 Lebanese Rally Championship – Group N title winner and 2nd overall