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GR Saudi Team Shines at the Saudi Toyota Championship 2024

13 Jun 2024
  • How did the drivers of the GR Saudi Team perform in the first round of the Autocross, Time Attack, and Drift competitions, and what were their reactions to their achievements?

As part of their recent participation in the Saudi Toyota Championship 2024, and with the support of Jameel Motorsport, the GR Saudi Team, have demonstrated exceptional performance, showcasing their unique skills, determination, and sportsmanship. The recent rounds held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit Parking have been particularly noteworthy, with several team members achieving remarkable results.

Multiple Podium Finishes Highlight Exceptional Skill and Dedication

Multiple Podium Finishes Highlight Exceptional Skill and Dedication

In the first round of the Autocross and Time Attack competitions, Hamza Bakhashab dominated the G1+ category, claiming first place in both events. Hamza's exceptional driving skills were evident as he navigated the challenging course with remarkable speed and accuracy. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abed secured first place in both Autocross and Time Attack competitions (G4+ category), and Abdullah Kabbani came first in Autocross and second in Time Attack in the G2 category.

Reem Al Aboud also delivered a stellar performance, making her mark in multiple categories. She secured first place in the Autocross Ladies Cup, second place in the Autocross competition (G1+ category), third place in the Time Attack competition (G1+ category).

In the second round of the Drift competition, Yousef Bahuwirth secured an impressive second place in the Pro category, thrilling the crowd with his precision and control.

Munir Khoja, Managing Director, Marketing Communications at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, said: "The GR Saudi Team's recent achievements is a testament to their caliber as professional drivers. Each member of the team has demonstrated unparalleled dedication, skill, and passion, which is truly inspiring. Their success not only reflects their individual and collective efforts but also sets a new benchmark for excellence in the sport. We look forward to supporting them as they continue to excel and reach new heights in the world of motorsports."

Reflecting on his achievements, Yousef Bahuwirth commented, "I’m quite proud to have secured second place in the Drift competition and I am determined to keep up this performance and strive for better results in the upcoming rounds." Hamza Bakhashab shared his excitement about his achievement, stating, "Winning first place in both the Autocross and Time Attack competitions in the G1+ category is an amazing accomplishment. The support from the team has been incredible, providing me with the motivation and encouragement to give my best." Reem Al Aboud commented on her multiple podium finishes, saying, "It's been an amazing journey, and standing on the podium in various categories is a proud moment for me and a testament to the dedication I've put into my racing career." Abdullah Kabbani added, "Securing first place in Autocross and second place in Time Attack is a fantastic achievement for me. I am eager to continue building on this momentum in the upcoming rounds." Mahmoud Abed also expressed his joy, stating, "I’m thrilled to have taken first place in both Autocross and Time Attack. Each race presents a new challenge, and I am excited to take them on and see how far I can go."

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ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE AMR-LMH HYPERCAR HITS THE TRACK

24 Jul 2024
ASTON MARTIN VALKYRIE AMR-LMH HYPERCAR HITS THE TRACK

The new Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-LMH has hit the track for the first time, as Aston Martin with The Heart of Racing begins a comprehensive testing programme ahead of the British ultra-luxury sportscar brand’s bid to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright next year and for the first time since 1959.

The new Hypercar, developed by Aston Martin Performance Technologies and works team The Heart of Racing, completed a shakedown and initial evaluation testing in the UK this week, The car was driven by Aston Martin High Performance development driver Darren Turner (GBR), The Heart of Racing’s Mario Farnbacher (DEU) and Harry Tincknell (GBR), who won the LMGTE class of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin.

Aston Martin with The Heart of Racing will now commence a full development schedule to prepare the car ahead of FIA homologation in the autumn and its competitive debut in early 2025. The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-LMH is the first racing car to be built to Hypercar regulations to contest both the FIA World Endurance Championship [WEC] and the US-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship [IMSA] simultaneously.

The Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR-LMH is unique in the top Hypercar class of global endurance motorsport in that it is the only one among its contemporaries to derive its roots from an existing production-based extreme performance car – Aston Martin Valkyrie, the ultimate hypercar. Works team The Heart of Racing will enter two Valkyrie AMR-LMH contenders in WEC and a single car in IMSA in 2025.

Adam Carter, Aston Martin Head of Endurance Motorsport, said: “The Valkyrie AMR-LMH sets its own standard as a thoroughbred endurance competition car. It is a pure, leading edge racing machine, and while it is very early in the testing cycle, from what we have witnessed so far, we are satisfied that it is achieving the targets and criteria we have set out for it to accomplish.”

10 Fastest Cars at This Year's Goodwood Festival of Speed

23 Jul 2024
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The last day of the 2024 Goodwood Festival of Speed was nothing short of spectacular. Over the five-day event, hundreds of vehicles, ranging from turn-of-the-century machines to modern hypercars, took on the iconic 1.16-mile hill climb. This year, the top 10 fastest cars showcased a thrilling mix of vintage Formula One racers and cutting-edge sports cars. Some were veterans of the hill climb, while others made their debut in style. Let's dive into the details of the 10 fastest cars at this year's event.

Nissan Formula E Team ready to take on Season 10 finale in London

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Nissan Formula E Team is set to face the ExCel London Circuit in Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the final two races of the campaign. The squad currently sits fifth in the Teams’ Championship, and is still in the battle for third as Season 10 reaches its close.