Al-Kuwari and Duffy finish a close second despite setbacks in Quatar!

February 24, 2014 by Andy Walsh  

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Al Kuwari and Duffy celebrate at the finish line!

Qatar’s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah is used to driving under pressure, but he and Italian co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini were pushed all the way to the finish of a thrilling Qatar International Rally, the opening round of the 2014 Middle East Rally Championships, by fellow countryman Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari on Friday and Saturday last. Separated by just 5.5... [Read more...]

Duffy’s Delight Down Under!

September 20, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Al-Kauwari & Duffy- looking good for championship honours!

Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari and Killian Duffy were victorious in the WRC 2 class of Rally Australia and have moved to the top of the FIA championship standings. The Qatari and Mayo partnership that rally the Seashore backed Ford Fiesta RRC, began Sunday’s last leg of the four day event with a comfortable 1min 13sec lead over Ukrainian, Yuriy Protasov. They... [Read more...]


May 14, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

This image of Al-Shamsi and HIggins has gone viral, unsurprisingly!

Kiltimagh co-driver John Higgins had a narrow escape at the Jordan Rally, on Friday last. The Subaru Impreza, in which he was competing in with United Arab Emirates driver, Majed al-Shamsi, slid off a cliff face into a ravine. It fell over 20ft and landed on its roof. Despite the mishap, Higgins said: “We were both fine. We came to a loose sharp left... [Read more...]

Duffy survives last minute scare to win on Argentine debut

May 6, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Flying High- Al-Kuwari & Duffy on their way to another WRC2 win!

Killian Duffy and Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari were fastest on 8 of 10 stages and took a commanding lead of over 10 minutes into Saturday’s final leg of the WRC 2 category of Rally Argentina. With such an advantage over the rest of the field, the biggest challenge facing the pair was avoiding the hazards that had caught out so many of their WRC 2 rivals. “We... [Read more...]

Podium for Duffy in Jordan

April 29, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

Al-Kuwari and Duffy at speed in their Fiesta!

Killian Duffy’s success in the Middle East continued on Friday last, when the Claremorris based Crossmolina man co-drove Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari from Qatar to second place overall on the Jordanian National Rally. The Ford Fiesta crew put in another huge performance on the event which they used as a test ahead of next weekends WRC Rally Argentina. Celebrations... [Read more...]

Podium for Killian Duffy in Kuwait

March 25, 2013 by Cathal Doyle  

The Qatari / Irish team were happy with third after a puncture on stage 11 had ended their chance of challenging for the win.

Killian Duffy’s rich vein of form on the world rally stage continued at the weekend when the Claremorris based Crossmolina man co-drove Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari from Qatar to third place overall on the Kuwait International Rally, round 2 of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship. The Ford Fiesta crew put in another huge performance to consolidate their... [Read more...]

Duffy Wins in Mexico!

March 12, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Fastest on 21 of 23 stages- total dominance for Al-Kuwari and Duffy.

  He’d never been to Mexico before. He’d never contested a WRC 2 round before. He’d never Co-driven a Fiesta RRC on a WRC round before. And he’d certainly never won by nine minutes before. Crossmolina man Killian Duffy managed all of the above last weekend when he landed the biggest win of his career. Duffy summed the week up for himself... [Read more...]

Duffy Celebrates Win On Kuwait Rally

February 26, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Killian Duffy and Qatari Abdulaziz Al Kuwari celebrate their win!

  Top Mayo rally navigator Killian Duffy added another major success to his CV at the weekend, co-driving Qatari Abdulaziz Al Kuwari to a dominant victory on the fourth national Kuwait Rally on Saturday. Al Kuwari and Duffy lead from the start in their Seashore Qatar Rally Team Ford Fiesta, and by the halfway point had established a comfortable... [Read more...]

Podium for Duffy as Mayo Co-drivers make their mark on Qatar Rally

January 29, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Killian Duffy and Abdulaziz Al Kuwari celebrate 3rd overall with their brand new Ford Fiesta on the Qatar Rally

The sand and heat may have made for an alien environment compared to the wintry wind and rain of home, but for the two Mayo & District Motorsport Club co-drivers who tackled the Qatar International Rally at the week-end, it was quickly a case of business as usual. Both Killian Duffy and John Higgins navigated their respective Middle East drivers... [Read more...]

Mayo Co-drivers head for Qatar

January 23, 2013 by Andy Walsh  

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Killian Duffy is co-driving again this year with Qatari Driver Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari in a Seashore Group sponsored Ford Fiesta RRC

Amid wintry showers and the promise of snow in the west of Ireland, two Mayo lads have headed for the Middle East. Killian Duffy from Crossmolina and John Higgins from Kiltimagh, both members of Mayo & District Motorsport Club, left Ireland in the last few days to compete in next weekend’s Qatar International Rally. Killian is co-driving again... [Read more...]