Gulf Bank con­grat­u­lates Ashkanani for win­ning sec­ond po­si­tion at Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

Gulf Bank con­grat­u­lates Zaid Ashkanani, win­ner of sec­ond po­si­tion at the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup 2017 Monza, which took place in Italy ear­lier this month. Com­pet­ing un­der MRS-GT racing, with Kuwait and the Kuwaiti flag promi­nently dis­played on his car, he com­pleted the 14 laps in 27:52:530.

Ashkanani was re­ceived by se­nior man­age­ment at Gulf Bank’s head of­fice to con­grat­u­late him on his ac­com­plish­ment. Hail­ing the suc­cess achieved by this young Kuwaiti, Ms Laila Al-Qatami, As­sis­tant Gen­eral Man­ager of Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions at Gulf Bank, said: “We are ex­tremely proud of the suc­cess achieved by Zaid Ashkanani. His thrilling sec­ond place fin­ish at the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup Monza fills us with a sense of pride. He and his fam­ily have been loyal Gulf Bank cus­tomers, and we have watched his ded­i­ca­tion and de­ter­mi­na­tion over the years. See­ing him make an im­pact on the in­ter­na­tional scene is a great moment for all of Kuwait. We wish Zaid all the best in his racing ca­reer and we look for­ward to his next ac­com­plish­ments.”

Ashkanani said: “It was my goal of the sea­son to fin­ish on the podium. At times we had some bad luck, but the team and my fam­ily never stopped be­liev­ing in me. I also thank Gulf Bank for wel­com­ing me and rec­og­niz­ing my achieve­ment.”

Ashkanani be­gan his ca­reer at the Porsche GT3 Cup Chal­lenge Mid­dle East in 2012 and has­s­ince taken part in sev­eral ex­cit­ing rounds of Porsche Su­per Cup, Porsche GT3 Cup Chal­lenge Mid­dle East, Porsche Car­rera Cup, GP3 Se­ries, ADAC Formel Mas­ters, as well as the Bri­tish For­mula Ford Cham­pi­onship. Now in its 25-year, the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup is or­ga­nized by Porsche AG and to en­sure all com­peti­tors have the same chance to win, all rac­ers com­pete in iden­ti­cal ve­hi­cles based on the sev­enth gen­er­a­tion of the 911 GT3 Cup. The Porsche Su­per Cup is part of the FIA 1 World Cham­pi­onship and takes place at 21 dif­fer­ent racing cir­cuits around the globe. It is al­ways one of the most com­pet­i­tive and thrilling of the world­wide Porsche one-make se­ries. Youth em­pow­er­ment forms an im­por­tant part of Gulf Bank’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity strat­egy and sup­port­ing youth has al­ways been one of the Bank’s core val­ues.TheBank also gives spe­cial im­por­tance to sports and main­tain­ing healthy life­style, some­thing which is clearly re­flected in its ini­tia­tives and ac­tiv­i­ties it con­ducts or spon­sors.

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