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Amman – tomorrow – His Highness Prince Omar bin Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Jordanian-Lebanese eSports Committee, Sami Joe Abi Nakhleh, was crowned the winner of the first championship title “Toyota Gazoo Cup for Digital Racing in the Middle East and North Africa”, Jordanian Ezz Bustami, second place, and Qatari Khaled Al-Maraghi, third place at the conclusion of the championship competitions. It was held last Saturday in Amman, with the participation of 22 contestants from 11 countries: Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Palestine, Mauritania, Oman.
His Highness Prince His Highness Prince Omar bin Al-Faisal attended the closing competitions of the championship, which witnessed a competitive and exciting atmosphere to reach the podium, amid strong performance by the participants, simulating the real world of motor racing with unprecedented accuracy thanks to the partnership with one of the most advanced driving simulation games across The Internet “Gran Turismo Sport”, and the use of the latest advanced hardware and software represented by racing simulation platforms and tools.
Last Friday, the organizing committee of the “Toyota Gazoo Cup for Digital Racing in the Middle East and North Africa” held a welcome event for the contestants, in the presence of a group of influencers and those interested in this sport at the Royal Automobile Museum in Amman, and friendly races were organized between them.
Noting that the championship was organized by Jordan Motorsports with the support of the grant program of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), and sponsored by Toyota Motor Corporation, represented by the “Gazoo Racing” team; The official sponsor, “Bank Al Etihad”; Golden Sponsor, Umniah Company; Telecom Sponsor, as well as Desert Fox for digital racing, Fanatec, and the Jordan Digital Sports Federation.
At the conclusion of the championship, Nadim Haddad, project manager for the Toyota Gazoo Cup for Digital Racing in the Middle East and North Africa, said: “We congratulate the three winners of the first edition of the championship, and we are very happy with its success. It highlighted the talents of young people from the Middle East and North Africa in digital motorsports, and allowed them to compete among themselves and show their creativity and ingenuity in this field. All thanks to the mother company Toyota represented by the prestigious “Gazoo Motors” team for their support of such a unique championship, and sincere appreciation to all the supporting parties that contributed to the success of this great event. We are looking forward to holding the second edition of the championship, hoping to witness a wider participation of talented competitors from across the region.”
In turn, Zaid Belqz, CEO of Jordan Motorsports, said: “We are very proud of Jordan’s success in hosting the first edition of the Toyota Gazoo Cup for Digital Racing in the Middle East and North Africa, which witnessed great competition between an elite group of the most prominent competitors in the region. Congratulations to the winners of the championship, and we look forward to the success of this championship that will push more young people in the Kingdom to enter the world of digital car racing and compete locally, regionally and globally.”
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