Qatar Cross-Country Rally - Manateq 2018 FIA Cross-Country Rally Championship and FIM Cross Country Rally World Championships.
Cross-country rallies are designed to be staged over a variety of terrain and are intended to prove the skill and endurance of competitors, and the reliability of their machines. It is therefore with a great sense of excitement and pride that Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, has the honour of hosting, for the first time, a cross-country rally! This is one of the few events in the world of motor racing in which both cars and motorcycles compete together on the same course. I would like to extend a special thank you to Mr Jean Todt, the FIA President, for his direction and the support he has given to the development of the Cross-Country Rally discipline.
Qatar Cross-Country Rally - Manateq
We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the desert landscapes of Qatar and we hope that our varied desert terrain of soft sand, of dunes, of hard and rocky terrain all provide suitable challenges for our FIA and FIM World Championship contenders and competitors over the five hard days of competition. So welcome to each and every one of you; teams, organizers, FIA officials, FIM officials, media, sponsors and spectators to participate in one of the most testing events in the world.