4th Saudi Star Drift Championship kicks off
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.