Feature: Spotlight on Dubai’s very own MotoGP team and Riders

Feature: Spotlight on Dubai’s very own MotoGP team and Riders

Bester Capital Investment group in Dubai have been developing their very own team in Moto3 for the past three years and a new Junior team in the European Talent Cup. Already well documented in the world press, this quiet humble Emirati team have been steadily focused on growing their reputation through the relatively recent partnership investment in a privateer MotoGP team.

Their Spanish riders Marcos Ramirez and Jaume Masia, both on KTM machinery, have been steadily moving up the rankings this season with Ramirez securing a surprise third place podium last weekend at his home track in Jerez, this has moved him nicely up the seasons rankings to 13th and Masia who finished 5th, is up to 18th overall.

Proving serious contenders, last year (2017) Ramirez was ranked 8th overall and 18 year old Masia only joined the team last year, replacing injured Darryn Binder and was immediately signed for a two year contract.

The team is backed by Bester Capital Investment group, who also own Platinum Bay Real Estate as well as several other subsidiary’s including Financial Services and Aviation. The company’s head office is based in Dubai with offices in Luxembourg and Switzerland.

The two partners, Syed Al Hussaini, Founder & CEO and Arif Al Kasadi, Managing Director, have a huge passion for two wheels, Syed also enjoyed a promising career in Rallying, which took an abrupt end following an accident in 2002.

Both partners are involved with their team on a daily basis and travel to as many race events as their schedules allow. Both are hands on with the team in technical matters and team strategy, totally immersing themselves in the operations of the ‘WorldWideRace’ management team based out of Luxembourg. Bester Capital have had an interest in the Luxembourg outfit for the past 18years, so this is not a new relationship by any means. The team, over the years, has fielded big names such as Roberto Locatelli, Marco Simoncelli, Brad Binder and Andrea Ionnone.

“Handpicking our riders and testing future talent is a big part of the excitement”, stated Syed Alhussaini.

“We also support an academy for junior riders, we have about 15 young riders under our training at any one time, so we are constantly identifying and seeking out talent for our growing team, after all we are here to win, that is our team strategy”, he continued.

Top performing employees at Bester Capital enjoy a fantastic incentive program that rewards top performing employees with all expenses paid VIP trips to the race events, no doubt a real incentive for in-house recruitment. The local office in Dubai is also adorned with MotoGP memorabilia and images from the events and their star riders.

“We have made a substantial investment into the team over the past few years as one would expect at this level and we are delighted with the extensive exposure we receive from MotoGP. We can see a direct benefit in the B2B network and our sales pipeline”.

Bester Capital have just this season (March), signed new 13yr old Spanish rider, Fermin Aldeguer in the new 250cc category, European Talent Cup, the team launch was recently aired on Spanish TV. (see below)

MotoGP is watched Live in over 200 countries and is well attended by print media from over 50 countries, so it is important to our business to be involved in sport like this”, Syed continued.

Lex Akehurst meeting Syed Al Hussaini (R) and Arif Al Kasadi (L)

There are some big new plans afoot at Bester Capital this year, and as Media Partners with Bester Capital MotoGP team we aim to bring you exclusive insights, competitions and news from the paddock, so watch this space…..

 

Story by Lex Akehurst

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2 hrs ago

F1

A mini-epic 🍿Alex Albon and Arthur Leclerc fight for P4 in the closing laps of Sunday's Virtual Monaco Grand Prix 👏 ... See Less

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Gutierrez ruined the race outcome. I expect that kinda bumper cars from nascar. I’d why I quit that series. Altho it sounds like it pleased some folks. Well, there’s always the real thing, and bikes. flat track, moto, and. Enduro’s. Something for everybody. Hope the next one is cleaner.

Another Ferrari driver who can't handle being passed

More exiting than real F1.. says enough!

turn damage on so we can really have fun watching drivers survive monaco.

Glad they made titanium front wings and sidepods.

Never seen such racing in Monaco.

Turn on damages. What a mess it look like kids driving today ...

Good old Karting move 👍

He went through where Max couldn't get past Hamilton last season

The fact these guys race with no damage is sad.

It looks fake and it is...multiple collisions, no damage, no nothing. It’s just not interesting.

Enough of this. Bring back the real deal

😮👏🏻 Good luck

I think they should have had damage on

Super unrealistic...

Turn on the damage

Gutierrez is the Pagenaud of F1

100% Prost v Senna

In real life that's a 10 sec penalty God I love these virtual races

Súper real los golpes que se dan y siguen como si nada...👏🏼👏🏼

Isso pq vcs não viram o que fizeram em romrom17 .com hilariante!

Si los duelos en monaco fuera asi en vida real, no me quiero imaginar las demas carreras jaja

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2 hrs ago

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Not watched this rubbish. They need to do a kind of battle royale style event where everyone has damage on, except kyviat and the last person to be torpedoed wins.

Bad luck for Charles on that point. Two years ago breaks failure and now this😂

No damage... It's just a laugh that you need the settings for 5 year olds...

Honestly what Esteban today did was dirty... unacceptable, was watching Marcel Kiefer's stream and he was raging and swearing!

Why are some people so angry on this thread because wheels didn't fly off a virtual car? Lockdown really hitting hard 😂

These clips only remind me how barren my life is without F1 lol. I can't find any enthusiasm for these Mario Kart races.

Can we get a full contact death match mode with weapons please? Please!

😐 c'mon now...turn on damage and get all the F1 drivers involved. Have your "celebrity" races elsewhere. ½points for virtual races and add them to whatever is earned when the actual season resumes.

Just get to real racing already. This virtual racing wore out a month ago. NASCAR has started and IndyCar starts June 6th.

Alright, it's funny if everyone agrees to go full Mario Kart mode. Not if a couple decides to torpedoe everyone while the rest is actually trying ro race. Either implement some set of rules or just switch to Mario Kart for this series. It was funny, now it's just ridiculous.

What no damage. That the whole point of f1

Leclerc and Monaco is just not a good combination.

What a load of sh*te this is honest. May as well watch them all playing mario cart. Utterly pointless.

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Here for all the ItS nOt ReAlIsTiC comments. No kidding, it's a video game.

it was the worst virtual gp please turn on damage

What's the point of this, not worth watching

Look no damage 👏🏼👏🏼🙅🏼‍♂️

also Esteban seems to be like five years child who chrashing into everything

They really need to mount guns and oil slicks and mix things up. 😜

Wow he even crash in virtual race.

N'importe quoi et croire que les gens regardent ça . Je suis très fan et je regarde autant de grand prix que possible mais a regarder des gamins joué Dsl

Black flag for Gutierrez, no wait, he has the car of Hamilton! It's all OK 😂

Mercedes involved in someone else crashing and no penalty where have we seen that before

It’s just a battering course. Pathetic. If that was a normal online game you’d be fuming

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6 hrs ago

MotoGP

An emotional day for all involved as Tatsuki Suzuki handed SIC 58 Squadra CORSE victory at the circuit named after the late Marco Simoncelli ❤️

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What an emotional race. Amazing.

Refunds???????

en ik ook

Dominik Leder

Fatima Benard segundo 35 cuando voy conduciendo y me envías un mensaje

Ricardo Blokzijl Nathalie Blokzijl, dat weekendje gaat jammer genoeg dit jaar niet door

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6 hrs ago

24H Series

Yesterday during the 12H MONZA, Munckhof Racing powered by No Fear Energy Drink and Ciceley Motorsport side by side during the race! 🏎️💥

#thisisendurance #24hseries #24hseries2020 #motorsport #12hmonza #racing #iracing #esports
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Yesterday during the 12H MONZA, Munckhof Racing powered by No Fear Energy Drink and Ciceley Motorsport side by side during the race! 🏎️💥

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6 hrs ago

MotoGP

How does Valentino Rossi VR46 Official describe himself? 🤔
Does he like pineapple on a pizza? 🍍🍕
What's his favourite #MotoMonster Energy Yamaha MotoGPhis and more about the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider in our Quick Fire questions ⁉️
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Gotta love that guy! 🤣 what if your cat finds out about that dog mishap?? 🙈 Also: pineapple on pizza is THE BEST! I’m sorry but it’s true 😝

Looking forward to racing again . You look really good , relaxed & happy. You will always be No 1 . ❤ One kiss x

Optimistic in 2018 to enjoying my soft pizza from bridgestone with mayonaise in the beach at sunset with coffee and gain cardio of my dogs just to funny 😆😆✌️

Vale you are really Amazing!!!! Good luck!!! We Love ❤💛 YOU!!!!

Always smiling our Vale !! and of course optimistic. I love him 🥰. I hope to see you soon on the track. 😉

rossi: mayo pizza cooks: WHAT A GENIUS he must be 200+ iq

My Boy, and no pineapple, I'm allergic. XX

Only you were allowed to switch the tyres from Michelin to Bridgestone.. What a shame!

Maybe they should do this for all the riders????

FFS!! Enough of the fan-boy shite MotoGP!! 🤬 Let's see something about other riders. You have 82 others to choose from!

Mayonnaise on a pizza? In Italy? It must be an Uccio thing, there's no other explanation... 🤣🤣🤣

Hahahaha "forbidden." #pineappledoesnotbelongonpizza

T-shirt salesman

I love this guy...

Pizza with mayonnaise??????

Hello mester Rossi we miss you, Go go go

Ah Vale!.. la pizza con la maionese proprio non si può sentire!!!!😱😱😱😱😱

Give it a rest.......... 💤💤💤💤

Legend. Forza

I love the guy

Holly Jasmine Rudd my absolute hero 👍👍👍👌 such a funny guy 👍👍

Che cazzo dici Vale? Mayonnaise su pizza? Perche no Vegemite?!? 🤣🤣🤙🤙

RETIRE already!!!!!!!!

Jamais de sous titre sur vos vidéos sa commence à être lourd

Refunds????????

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