Photo Credit: Eddy Abou Karam Facebook Page
Eddy Abou Karam has been participating in the Lebanese motorsport season since 2011. Eddy who is considered one of the guys with the most participations in local events, especially considering; Speed Tests, Hill Climbs and Rallies. The previous years were more about learning, but now things have changed as he claims: “We cannot say that we are still learning. We will always be learning, but we do not have excuses anymore. We need to start performing and fulfilling our potential.”
Eddy seems upbeat ahead of the rally season that starts on Sunday. Last year he finished on the podium and throughout the rally he was very confident and competitive. He reckons that replicating last year’s result might be difficult but he is here to compete. “I want to be fighting for a top 5 finish. I am here to compete and try to get the best out of the car.” Eddy says.
Eddy will be competing this season with TGRS. The team has originally started his rallying career with. Similar to last year Eddy will be driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10. “I did some good pre-season testing and the car seems great. The car’s suspension is very good and I am really comfortable with it. I feel that I am really well prepared” Eddy explains.
Joseph Kmeid, one of Lebanon’s most experienced co-drivers will be teaming up with Eddy for the season. Kmeid who sat alongside Eddy in the past will be another added value to the ambitious driver. “Joseph Kmeid is very experienced and I am really comfortable next to him in the car. I hope this season holds some good surprises for us.”
All seems set for Eddy this year. He has prepared himself well on the sporting side but he also did a lot of preparations on the media side. He has launched his official website yesterday ahead of the rally. He also revamped his Facebook page and worked on a new racing identity. These are very important factors nowadays, especially if the athlete is looking to grow and attract sponsors.
Check Eddy’s new website on this link >> http://www.eddyaboukaram.com/
Check Eddy’s Facebook page on this link >> https://www.facebook.com/EAKOfficial
Eddy’s preparation this year comes on all levels and would be looking to gain the fruits next Sunday.