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SEASON 2022

Middle East Rally Championship

Middle East Rally Championship

The FIA Middle East Rally Championship has been challenging drivers and their teams since 1984 with events across the region on varied terrain.

As well as traditional desert-based rallies, the MERC includes rounds on gravel and asphalt with high ambient and ground temperatures a constant hurdle to overcome.

With 17 titles to his name ahead of the 2022 season, Nasser Al-Attiyah is the most decorated MERC driver in history. FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem was previously the most successful MERC driver with 14 championships won.

Titles up for grabs:

  • FIA MERC for Drivers and Co-Drivers in a car from any group
  • FIA MERC2 for Drivers and Co-Drivers in Group NR4 cars
  • FIA MERC3 for Drivers and Co-Drivers in Rally3 cars
  • FIA MERC4 for Drivers and Co-Drivers in Rally4 and Rally5 cars
  • FIA MERC Junior for Drivers 26 and under on January 1, 2022, entered in any Rally4 or Rally 5 car

What’s new for 2022?

  • FIA MERC3 category for Rally1 cars
  • FIA MERC Junior for Drivers 26 and under on January 1, 2022, entered in any Rally4 or Rally 5 car

Click HERE for the Sporting Regulations.

Sport competitions

27
Jan
29
Jan
Oman Rally Sohar International
OM
OMN
10
Feb
12
Feb
Qatar International Rally
QA
QAT
17
Mar
19
Mar
Kuwait International Rally
KW
KWT
19
May
21
May
Jordan Rally
JO
JOR
02
Sep
04
Sep
Rally of Lebanon
LB
LBN
23
Sep
25
Sep
Cyprus Rally
cancelled
CY
CYP