Motor sport authorities lay down vision for new GCC Series

Prince Sultan Bin Bandar Al Faisal (centre) with Mohammed Ben Sulayem and Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Latif Al Mannai (right).

Dubai - "The national motor sport authorities of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain are committed to working closely together to design a new championship which will make regional motor sport sustainable in the years ahead."


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Published: Thu 24 Mar 2016, 6:16 PM

The heads of the national motor sport authorities in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain have joined forces to develop a new regional series aimed at attracting and developing new talent.
The format for a new GCC motor sport championship will be shaped over the next few months by officials of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMSF), the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF).
This follows a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday between SAMSF president Prince Sultan Bin Bandar Al Faisal, ATCUAE president Mohammed Ben Sulayem, and new QMMF chairman Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Latif Al Mannai.
Shaikh Abdullah bin Isa Al Khalifa, the BMF President, was unable to attend the meeting but took part in a conference call with his three counterparts to decide on a plan of action and applauded the initiative.
"The future of motor sport in this region depends on the development of a new series of events which are more affordable, and which are designed to attract and accommodate a new generation of young talent," said Sulayem, who received a warm welcome from Prince Sultan.
"The national motor sport authorities of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain are committed to working closely together to design a new championship which will make regional motor sport sustainable in the years ahead.
"It was a very positive meeting, and I and my three counterparts were in full agreement on the course of action that now needs to be taken for the benefit of motor sport."

Published: Thu 24 Mar 2016, 6:16 PM

 
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