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REEM Saudi circuit set to host Lotus and Radical races on Thursday

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

 

ZAIN REEM INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT, SAUDI ARABIA
PROUDLY HOSTS "SAUDI RACING FESTIVAL", January 21 - 2010

 

SAUDI ARABIA'S REEM INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT 

SET TO HOST THE ZAIN LOTUS CUP Middle East

AND THE SAUDI RADICAL CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Bumper entry received for new Saudi Race Festival

Saudi Oger set to support young Saudi drivers

 

RIYADH (Saudi Arabia), Tuesday, January 19:  The Zain Reem international race circuit in Saudi Arabia will play host to the Saudi Race Festival on Thursday. The one-day motor sport extravaganza includes the first round of the 2010 Zain Lotus Cup and the Saudi Radical Championship.

 

The first round of the Zain Lotus Cup Middle East will be held in conjunction with main sponsor Saudi Oger. They will sponsor two young Saudi drivers in the Lotus race, with a view to seeing them progress through the ranks of motor racing. Saudi Oger is also supporting drivers in the Saudi Karting League and several other motor sport championships.

 

Other contenders for Zain Lotus glory include the Bison Reem Team and their driver Prince Mohamed Bin Faisal bin Abdullah Bin Mohamed. Majed Al-Ghamdi is a regular competitor in special stage rallies and will take a break from his preparations for the forthcoming Saudi Ha’il Baja to drive in the opening round of the Lotus series.

 

The RST Team will field Abdullah Al-Quain, the Big Wheels Team has entered Atef Al-Atef and there are also Lotus race entries from Al-Ghassan Motors, the Rahez Racing Team and Pr.Saud Bin Turki Al-Faisal, and Saeed Al-Mouri, Hussam Al-Saleh.

 

Thursday’s Saudi Speed Festival will also include a round of the new Saudi Radical Championship. Participating drivers include Faisal Bin Laden of the Bison Reem Racing Team, Raed Abu Zenadh, Bandar Alireza and Medhat Sheikh Al-Ard. Alireza was one of the front-runners in last week’s Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at the Reem circuit.

 

Osama and Faisal Shaker represent the RST Racing Team and other entrants include Saher Fataftah of the Rahez Racing Team, Nidal Al-Saadi and Mohammed Al-Tayeb. Completing the line-up will be the 16-year-old Fahad Al-Gosaibi, who finished a fine third in one of the recent Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge races.

 

Qualifying will take place on Thursday morning and the actual racing will start at 2:30pm, with the Zain Lotus race preceding the Saudi Radical Championship action.

 

“Reem is quickly establishing itself on the map as a popular international motor sporting venue and we are delighted to be hosting a round of the Zain Lotus Cup Middle East and the Saudi Radical Championship,” said HRH Prince Sultan bin Bandar Al-Faisal, CEO of the Zain Reem international circuit.

 

The Saudi Speed Festival has received valuable sponsorship from Zain, Toyota, Castrol, Bison energy drink and the Saudi Bin Laden Group of Companies not to forget Al-Ghassan Motors generous support to establish the Zain Lotus Cup Middle East.

 

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For further media information:


Zain Reem International Circuit, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bilal Kurjieh, E-mail: bilal@race.com.sa and Abdullah Al-Azem, E-mail: abdullah.alazem@race.com.sa

 

Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, PO Box 87881, Riyadh 11652, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Tel: + 9661 477 1035, Fax: + 9661 477 1050, www.samf.gov.sa

Arabic: Firas Nimri, Mobile: + 9662 777 282000, E-mail: nimrifiras@yahoo.com.

English: Neil Perkins, NDP Publicity Services, Mobiles: + 44 7831 123153 or + 971 50 3616881, E-mail: ndppublicity@googlemail.com.

 

 

Date issued: 19/01/2010

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