FIA: Kuwait enters inaugural FIA Motorsport Games in Rome with full delegation of drivers across all disciplines

FIA: Kuwait enters inaugural FIA Motorsport Games in Rome with full delegation of drivers across all disciplines

Kuwait motorsport will be set to shine upon the world stage later this week, as eight carefully selected racing drivers make their way to Italy to compete in a multi-disciplined Global first for motorsport, the FIA Motorsport Games.

The inaugural nation v’s nation event, organised by the FIA in conjunction with promoter SRO Motorsports Group, is scheduled to take place in Rome at the nearby Vallelunga Circuit from 31 October to 3 November 2019. Kuwait is the only Arab country to enter the competition and is one of only two country’s alongside Russia with a full delegation representing all six racing disciplines.

The FIA Motorsport Games will be held across six different motor sport disciplines, with established categories such as GT, Touring Cars, Formula 4 and Karting, featuring alongside the emerging competitions of Drifting, Digital motorsport.

With a national focus, each competition invites one entry per country, selected by their respective National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) worldwide. Liveries in each discipline will feature the national flag of the respective country.

Each competition will award gold, silver and bronze medals to its top three, all of which will contribute to an overall ‘medal table’ to determine the winning nation at the end of the event.

Team Kuwait (#TeamKuwait) will be represented by 8 talented drivers all looking to secure Gold, Silver or Bronze in the FIA Motorsport Games.

The GT Cup team will race a #007 numbered Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Optimum Motorsport, alongside 21 other nations in the GT Cup.

 

#007 numbered Aston Martin Vantage GT3 with Optimum Motorsport

Kuwait’s two star GT drivers Khaled Al Mudhaf alongside Zaid Ashkanani will represent Team Kuwait, with Al Mudhaf also serving as Team Captain for the squad.

Khaled has a great track record in endurance racing, having won the 24 Hours of Dubai twice in two differing classes. And has been involved with motorsport since the age of 8yrs old.

Zaid meanwhile secured a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup victory this year at Monza in the Pro category, following on from an extensive background in Porsche GT racing in the Middle East, in which saw him crown Champion in 2013/14 seson. Zaid also has prior experience racing with Campos Racing in GP3.

The GT Cup action gets underway on Friday, November 1st with two free practice sessions. Race one takes place on Saturday afternoon with the second qualifying race on Sunday morning ahead of the deciding finale.

Comtoyou Racing team Audi RS3 LMS

The Touring Car Cup is represented by one of the region’s most successful Radical drivers, Salem Al Nusif, (25) who will contest in the Comtoyou Racing team Audi RS3 LMS.

In the Digital Cup, 19-year-old Rashed Alrashdan will represent Kuwait. He has never participated in any official digital motor sport championship but made an excellent impression in a selection tournament recently organised by KIAC.

16yr olds Hessa Alfares and Marshad Almarshad will compete in the Karting Slalom Cup. All the karting contenders range in age from 13 to 16 and will tackle the slalom course with identical electric-powered karts. Each nation is represented by mixed female-male driver pairings.

In the F4 Cup, Mohammad Alnusif, will compete in a groundbreaking new Formula 4 car that has been designed and built by KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) specifically for the FIA Motorsport Games, making it the first hybrid-powered single-seater outside of Formula 1. It will also be the first F4 car to feature a Halo safety device, which is currently in use in Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 and which was not due until the next generation of F4 cars in 2021.

Ali Makhseed, (24) driving a BMW E46, will compete in the Drifting Cup, featuring on Friday and Saturday evenings and will be held under floodlights, utilising part of the Vallelunga Circuit’s main straight as well as the complex between Turns 10 and 14. The action will commence with solo runs, according to their rank after those runs, the drivers will later be paired against each other to compete in the knockout stage.

Online streaming of the event can be found here https://www.fiamotorsportgames.com/watch-live

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53 minutes ago

F1

How cool is this?! 😮😍
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren 👏👏👏
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Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

Really amazing footage, specially at low speed corners at the chicane.. wow !!

A Drone faster than a MCL 🤔 2020 won't be a good year for McLaren..

SUCH a cool shot! I want more of this!!! That poor McLaren was really waiting on the drone though! 😂

I would love to build a copter that can easily keep up with F1 and shoot proper vid. If someone covers the costs that is 😉

Drone shots would be good, but what happens when the signal fails and the drone drops on the track. Or theres a mechanical fault and the drone drops on track. Or the battery runs out and the drone drops on track.

That should be a sport! Drones racing around an F1 circuit. Did you see that cornering?

We need this type of footages live on race days. "Wheel to wheel" battles might look cool from this angles...

How can a drone keep up with an F1 engine? It's the most advanced technology in the history of the planet...comon...

Fantastic, it would be nice if it were broadcast like that. how exciting that sound. Beautiful MacLaren, and that sound, it's really good to hear

More impressed at the skills of the drone pilot 😂

That needs to be how they cover the races on television. That is spectacular and definitely entertaining.

Carlos driving the McLaren...maybe Lando is driving the drone🤔. McLaren's children are still playing, for sure😃

I vote for drone cameras for the starting grid for lights out!

Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

Ive been flying drones over Open Wheelers for 3 years now. Just finished TRS 2020. We've done both live stream and record for post shows.

Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Be great if they added this as a live camera on race weekends

Wow! Would be great if they add this view while broadcasting.

How is this drone keeping up with the speed of a F1 car?! 😮🧐

Paint that Halo BLUE!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

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2 hrs ago

24H Series

VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8's at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France!

#thisisendurance #24HSERIES #12hmonza #24HPORTIMAO #9hpaulricard #24hbarcelona #12himola #24hseries2020
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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series 👍

2 hrs ago

MotoGP

🇯🇵 Suzuki starts from maiden pole!
💢 Sasaki tangles with Garcia!
🔝 Arbolino edges ahead!

Watch the eventful early exchanges as #Moto3 arrived at Misano in 2019!

#SanMarinoGP 🇸🇲
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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

nice

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