4th Saudi Star Drift Cham­pi­onship kicks off

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The 4th Saudi Star Drift Cham­pi­onship kicked off in the King­dom on Nov. 10 amid fierce competition and ex­cite­ment fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the competition in the past three years. The cham­pi­onship con­sists of four rounds be­ing held all over the coun­try. It is or­ga­nized by Ab­dul­lah Bakhashab, Saudi mo­tor­sport de­vel­oper, un­der the pa­tron­age of the Saudi Ara­bian Mo­tor Fed­er­a­tion (SAMF) and is spon­sored by Nis­san Saudi Ara­bia, To­tal Saudi Ara­bia and Alif Alif FM.

The first round took place on Fri­day at the Alkho­bar Cor­niche, while the sec­ond round will be held on Nov. 24 in Riyadh at the Dirab Cir­cuit. The third round will be launched in Baha in De­cem­ber at Al-Aqeeq on King Fahd Road whereas the last round will take place in Jed­dah on Dec. 20-21 at the In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Mad­i­nah Road.

Bader Al-Hous­sami, CEO, Nis­san Saudi Ara­bia, said: “Nis­san is proud to be a pi­o­neer in de­vel­op­ing mo­tor sport cham­pi­onships in the re­gion, es­pe­cially in Saudi Ara­bia. We are com­mit­ted to spon­sor­ing this cham­pi­onship which has been run­ning for the past three years and de­vel­op­ing the tal­ents of youth who have proved their ca­pa­bil­ity and skills re­gion­ally and glob­ally. We are more than de­lighted to part­ner with Ab­dul­lah Bakhashab. We will con­tinue to spon­sor more sports cham­pi­onships for youth.”

Tarek Turk, mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, To­tal Saudi Ara­bia, said: “To­tal is keen to sup­port and spon­sor such cham­pi­onships in line with To­tal Global strat­egy fo­cus­ing on sup­port­ing youth sports. We are com­mit­ted to de­vel­op­ing all types of youth sports in the King­dom, es­pe­cially the ones that are very pop­u­lar among young­sters. We par­tic­i­pated in spon­sor­ing the Hail Rally and no­ticed that the sport was very pop­u­lar among youth. We want to ex­pand our part­ner­ship in th­ese events. We are glad to be a part of such sports which at­tract a wide seg­ment of youth un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Saudi Ara­bian Mo­tor Fed­er­a­tion.”

Bakhashab added: “I would like to thank Nis­san Saudi Ara­bia, To­tal Saudi Ara­bia and Alif Alif FM for spon­sor­ing this event and for their con­stant sup­port for Saudi youth. Th­ese events help young Saudis to ac­quire more skills and ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Ab­dul­lah Bakhashab, Ab­dul­lah Sobh and Tarek Turk ad­dress a press con­fer­ence be­fore the start of the 4th Saudi

Star Drift Cham­pi­onship.

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