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Eddy Abou Karam’s career in motorsport kicked off in 2012, and in spectacular fashion, when he finished first in the Group N category at the first Hill Climb of the season in Arsoun.

EAK finished sixth in Group N in the second round of the season in Falougha, but came back stronger in the third and final round in Deir El Qamar to complete the event in second place in Group N.

After contesting all three rounds of the Lebanese Hill Climb championship, Eddy reached a new milestone that same year by finishing runner-up in the Group N class of the same championship.

Eddy’s 2012 Lebanese Rally Championship season was marred with mechanical issues, which forced him out of the Spring Rally, Summer Rally and Cedars’ Rally. However, he was able to finish the fourth and most challenging round of the season, Rally of Lebanon, completing the event fifth in class.

In 2013, EAK achieved his first Lebanese Rally Championship podium when he completed the Spring Rally in third place overall and second in Grp N, but he couldn’t follow up on his great result as he retired from the Summer Rally. He returned for the third round in the Cedars’ and secured fourth place in Grp N.

In Rally of Lebanon, he improved on his 2012 result, finishing the 2013 event in fourth place in Grp N.

EAK also completed the full 2013 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship, finishing the first round in Baabdat in fourth in Group N, followed by a fifth in Group N in the second round in Falougha and a third in Group N in the third round in Deir El Qamar.

Eddy’s big achievement in 2013 was winning the Lebanese Speed Test Group N Championship after competing in all three rounds – winning in Group N in the first and second rounds, and finishing second in class in the third round.

Eddy enjoyed one of his best seasons in 2014, breaking the Falougha Hill Climb Group N record on his way to winning the event, before finishing second in class in the Deir El Qamar Hill Climb. EAK eventually finished runner-up in the Group N class of the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship despite competing in two of three rounds.

His 2014 Lebanese Rally Championship campaign got off to a positive start as he finished sixth in Group N in the Spring Rally, and he bettered it with a fourth in Group N in the Jezzine Rally, before improving even further in third round at the Cedars’ with a third in class.

EAK Cedars' Rally 2014

EAK lead Rally of Lebanon briefly in 2014, but a mechanical problem dropped him out contention for the win, let alone, for a podium finish. He continued the event and finished fifth in Grp N.

Additionally, Eddy successfully defended his Group N title in the Lebanese Speed Test Championship, securing the championship for the 2014 season.

EAK Spring Rally 2015

More success ensued in 2015, with Eddy winning the Group N category and finishing second overall in the Spring Rally, before following up with a second place in the Group N at the Cedars’ Rally. He retired from the second round in Jezzine.

Eddy’s 2015 Rally of Lebanon was practically over before it even started, with him forced to miss the first leg due to a mechanical problem. More mechanical trouble in the second leg prevented him from reaching the finish line.

One of the biggest achievements in EAK’s career came in the 2015 Lebanese Hill Climb Championship; having won in Grp N in Deir El Qamar Hill Climb and finished second in Grp N in Falougha, Eddy ultimately snatched the Group N championship crown at the end of the season after completing the third round in Bkassine in fourth in Group N.

In 2016, Eddy completed his best season to date by claiming the Lebanese Rally Championship Group N title and finishing 2nd in the overall standings. These achievements were the consequence of podium finishes in Jezzine Rally and Cedars Rally and a class victory in Rally of Lebanon.

Eddy also enjoyed a successful 2016 in the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship, taking a Group N class win in Arsoun and finishing 2nd in the category in Bkassine and Baabdat to end the season in the runner-up spot in Group N.

Achievements:

2012
Arsoun Hill Climb – 1st Group N
Deir El Qamar Hill Climb – 2nd Group N
Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – 2nd Group N
Rally of Lebanon – 5th Group N

2013
Deir El Qamar Hill Climb – 3rd Group N
Spring Rally – 2nd Group N
Cedars’ Rally – 4th Group N
Rally of Lebanon – 4th Group N
Lebanese Speed Test Championship – 1st Group N

2014
Falougha Hill Climb – 1st Group N
Deir El Qamar Hill Climb – 2nd Group N
Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – 2nd Group N
Spring Rally – 6th Group N
Jezzine Rally – 4th Group N
Cedars’ Rally – 2nd Group N
Rally of Lebanon – 5th Group N
Lebanese Speed Test Championship – 1st Group N

2015
Deir El Qamar Hill Climb – 1st Group N
Falougha Hill Climb – 2nd Group N
Bkassine Hill Climb – 4th Group N
Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – 1st Group N
Spring Rally – 1st Group N
Cedars’ Rally – 2nd Group N

2016
Arsoun Hill Climb – 1st Group N
Bkassine Hill Climb – 2nd Group N
Bkassine Hill Climb – 2nd Group N
Lebanese Hill Climb Championship – 2nd Group N
Jezzine Rally – 2nd Group N
Cedars Rally – 2nd Group N, 3rd Overall
Rally of Lebanon – 1st Group N, 3rd Overall
Lebanese Rally Championship – 2nd Overall, Group N winner

Deir El Qamar Hill Climb 2015

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Cedars Rally 2014

Cedars rally 2014

Rally of Lebanon 2014 Testing

Rally of Lebanon 2014

EAK-Spring-Rally-2015

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