Kazakhstan prepares to host FIA World Cup

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The Automotorsport Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (AMFK) is relishing what promises to be a gripping contest for honours in the forthcoming Rally Kazakhstan following the result of last week’s Qatar Cross-Country Rally.

The fifth round of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies takes place on May 27-June 2.

The defending FIA World Cup champion Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah suffered a shock engine failure on his home event and three of his closest rivals eventually filled three of the top five positions in the points’ standings. That means Poland’s Jakub Przygonski will arrive at Aktau City in western Kazakhstan with a 31-point lead over Czech driver Martin Prokop and a 33-point advantage over Russia’s Vladimir Vasilyev, with Al-Attiyah down in eighth position and knowing that outright victory on the Central Asian round of the series is an absolute necessity.

« I really enjoyed competing in Rally Kazakhstan for the first time last season,