Khalid Al Qassimi, a former Middle East rally champion, is considering entering the Love Cyprus Golden Stage Rally, which takes place in Cyprus on 7 November.
Featuring a single 25-kilometre mixed-surface stage run twice, the Golden Stage, the event is scheduled for the day after the Intercontinental Rally Challenge season concludes with the 2010 FxPro Cyprus Rally (4-6 November).
As well as counting for IRC points, the 2010 Cyprus Rally is a scoring round of the Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) and a large contingent of crews from the regional series could also tackle the Love Cyprus Golden Stage Rally, which is open to all teams and drivers competing with Super 2000, Group N and Group A (up to A7) cars, in both two- and four-wheel drive configuration..
“Nothing is decided but it’s something we are looking at,” said Abu Dhabi driver Al Qassimi, who campaigns an M-Sport Ford Fiesta Super 2000 in the Middle East Rally Championship. “I’ve never been to and IRC event before so it will be interesting to see what happens. If the timings work out it could be possible.”