Oman: Omani star Ahmad Al Harthy presented with 2017 Champion trophy

Oman: Omani star Ahmad Al Harthy presented with 2017 Champion trophy

Muscat racing driver Ahmad Al Harthy and the Oman Racing team were officially crowned 2017 Blancpain Endurance Cup Pro-Am champions on Friday, 24th November, during the star-studded annual SRO Awards evening in Paris.

Joining the great and good of international GT endurance racing, Omani sportsman Al Harthy and team-mate Jonny Adam received their stunning trophies at the historic Palais Brongniart in the French capital.

Capping off a truly incredible year in grand style, Al Harthy then had the immense privilege of being welcomed by the Oman Ambassador to France, His Excellency Dr Moosa Jaffer Hassan, to the Oman Embassy in Paris.

“What an amazing evening, an incredible awards ceremony and the absolute perfect end to Oman Racing’s best ever season”, said the Sultanate’s number one racing driver, “I have to thank everyone who made this possible, winning the Pro-Am championship is a huge achievement for us and also for sport in Oman as a whole.

“I am so honoured to have been welcomed by His Excellency Dr Moosa Jaffer Hassan to the Oman Embassy in Paris, it was such a proud moment for me and everyone associated with, and part of, Oman Racing.”

As well as the awards ceremony itself, Friday night’s occasion also marked a special celebration for the 25th anniversary of GT racing which tied in very neatly too with the 10th anniversary year of Oman Racing.

Following swiftly on from the Paris celebrations, Al Harthy headed home where he was received at Oman International Airport by His Excellency Rashad Al Hinai, Undersecretary of the Oman Ministry of Sports Affairs. Also welcoming their champion home were Al Harthy’s other key sponsors Oman Air, National Bank of Oman, Omantel, Barr Al Jissah and Amouage.

“It was so special to be welcomed home by all of my incredible sponsors and, of course, His Excellency Rashad Al Hinai when we touched back down in Oman”, said Al Harthy, “Oman Ministry of Sports Affairs has been such a key part of my career and I certainly wouldn’t be celebrating the success we have this year without its support. I am so thankful for all of the incredible backing Oman Racing receives, this championship is for everyone.”

facebook feed

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

16 minutes ago


There's no one quite like Ayrton Senna 🇧🇷 The Ayrton Senna tribute festival will rock Sao Paulo this November ahead of the Brazil Grand Prix! Classic cars and heroic drivers bringing some of the most iconic Senna memories to life - and it's FREE to attend 🙌 ... See Less

Comment on Facebook

More details on this unmissable event

My best of the best driver forever

Simply the best 🤩🏎

It's just one of those facts, there really is no one quite like Senna.


Imola please come back in F1...

Unprecedented! He has no limitations when he was racing.💪


Jamie Percival lets go to Brazil

Are we off Roger Brentnall Karha Jade Hampson Darker

Nikolay Draganov Nikola Telkedzhiev Constantine Malamov

Rajarshi Mukherjee


Jan H Marklund

Marcel Nemeth


Le meilleur

Victor Taranquentino se liga mano,é de graça!

Why did this innocent man die? He was a good person, he helped his people, but why did this happen to him? He died for no reason at all.


View more comments

26 minutes ago


LIVE 📡 We ask your questions to the #MotoGP riders in the #MotoGPFanQ at the #JapaneseGP 🇯🇵 press conference! 🎙️ ... See Less

Comment on Facebook

Rossi ! Best...

Love the crack on these question and answer sessions 👍

Whens the Yamaha bike going to be faster and complete with the Honda and Ducati

I double dare Marc Marquez to move to Ducati :V

Marquez best of the best rider motogp



Good to see new faces on the press conference

Dovi what is your favourite corner on the calendar this year

I love you Rossi ❤️❤️❤️

VR46 still the Best❤

Hi fab

Love MM93 from Indonesian

Love 93 99 35 46 42 20

Love 99 from Greece

Love him.

Love u Rossi

Valentino Rossi☝🏆🏆🏆

Marc Marquez Winner The World

Always here go MM93 🙌❤️

Waiting Zarco riding Honda..

Love Rossi never can beat rossi carrier

Rossi not interested?

Valentino Rossi

MM93 new legend

View more comments

46 minutes ago


... See Less

Video image

1 hr ago


LIVE 📡 The Preview of the #JapaneseGP 🇯🇵 - Join Amy Dargan and Matt Birt ahead of the press conference at Twin Ring Motegi 🎙️ ... See Less

Comment on Facebook

#VR46 ❤️ But a huge Congratulations to #MM93 🏆

MM93 was and always will be the next generation bench mark rider. It will be decades before we see the likes of such an outstanding perfectionist.

Can’t wait to get to the track tomorrow!!! 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵

Will be there this Sunday!!! I hope to see valentino fighting for the win, even tho I know it’s a really hard thing to reach for him nowadays

Best of luck to all the riders

Marry poppins and christmas 🌨☃

46 the best of the best...

MM 93 might be a winner but Vale 46 is THE LEGEND!

Another awesome🏍🏍🏍 weekend 🏍🏍🏍🏍😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

At 1st glance I thought he was Jack Miller 😂

Go Jack #43, we’ll see you next week at Phillip Island 😉👍

Love your iPad 69

Wow I’m actually awake for this 🤣😅👍🥳

DP26 the best rider

Good morning to all 🌞

VR46 Best Pilot On Race

Love you MM93

Love Vr46

tokyo is rain! bit Motegi looks ok weather! hope race day will be good weather!

she has more than enuff Hair for both ot them

Good morning

Im watching her in abu dhabi from philippines.MM93

Good morning V.R.46

Mm93 the next legend

Rossi you are the best💪💪💪

View more comments

Load more