Audi remains committed to rallycross in the 2018 season. The Ingolstadt-based brand will continue to provide factory support to Mattias Ekström’s project. Under its new name, EKS Audi Sport, the team will compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) with two newly prepared Audi S1 EKS RX quattro cars. Andreas Bakkerud, one of the most successful rallycross campaigners, is joining team principal and driver Ekström on the grid in the second car.
The first Race of Champions, held in Riyadh on 2nd and 3rd February 2018, witnessed unrivalled enthusiasm from the large audience of Audi fans in the King Fahd International Stadium as René Rast won the Nations Cup title. This inaugural global race for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was supported by Samaco, the exclusive dealer for Audi in Saudi Arabia, who proudly exhibited a fleet of Audi models as they supported the Audi racing champions.
the Hail Nissan International Rally 2018 has concluded its 13th round last week under the patronage of HRH Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Saad Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Governor of Hail. The rally has shown magnificent results, with Nissan dominating the podium, indicating the high trust of Hail Rally drivers in Nissan cars and the reliability of Nissan vehicles to take over the rally.
David Coulthard of Britain, a former Formula 1 driver, raced to victory on Saturday in the Race of Champions (ROC) 2018 in Riyadh, the first-ever international motor sporting event to be held in Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh was off to the races on Friday night as the Saudi capital played host to the Nations Cup preliminary event for the Race of Champions (ROC), the first-ever international motor sporting event to be held in the Kingdom, in preparation for Saturday night’s Champion of Champions competition.
Following their participation in Dubai 24H race last week, where the team presented their high performance and capability to handle toughest races, Saudi Hankook Racing Team, sponsored and supervised by Bin Shihon Group, the exclusive distributor of Hankook tires in Saudi Arabia, achieved an advance place in the 13th edition of Hail International Rally, the longest and the most difficult rally in the region.
Motorsport activities for this season started early, where Saudi Hankook Racing Team participated in Dubai 24 Hour Race, which was held at Dubai Autodrome on Friday, 12/1/2018, with the participation of 91 cars and 300 drivers from all around the world.
The first phase of the Hail Nissan International Rally was flagged off at Mashar valley in the north-western Saudi city of Hail on Monday, with a total of 46 teams competing in the four-day race.