DMC students look forward to races at Dubai Autodrome

DUBAI — Students of Dubai Men’s College (DMC) are waiting eagerly for the Dubai Motorsport Festival — slated to be held this weekend — after Shaikh Hasher Al Maktoum and French ace racer David Terrien visited them, encouraging them to be a part of the event.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 15 Nov 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:37 AM

Speaking to students at the college yesterday, Shaikh Hasher recalled how he got into racing. “I got interested in motor sports two years back and started with karting. Then I got into car racing,” he said.

He told Khaleej Times, “I am very excited and am really looking forward to the event.”

David and Shaikh Hasher, also a former DMC student, shared their passion for the sport and left the young students excited and enthused.

Shaikh Hasher also autographed several posters of the event for the students and patiently answered their queries. He is the current UAE karting champion, and has competed in Formula Renault Campus. He will drive Speedcar number 85 carrying the name of MotorCity.

David too promised students an action-packed weekend with six races on each day at the Dubai Autodrome.

Terrien, who has been racing since he was nine years old, will team up with Shaikh Hasher and the pair has been announced as the latest driving team partnership in the Pan-Asian and Middle Eastern championships, which kicks off at the Dubai Autodrome Circuit, MotorCity, on January 26, 2008.

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