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  • Ahmed Saleh

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors and SAMF Collaborate on Gazoo Racing Saudi Driving School

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, In a momentous collaboration, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, a trusted and long-standing distributor of Toyota vehicles in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) to unveil a groundbreaking initiative: the Gazoo Racing (GR) Saudi Driving School. With a remarkable legacy of nearly 70 years as an authorized distributor of Toyota vehicles, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors and SAMF are set to revolutionize the driving education landscape in Saudi Arabia. In a bid to unearth extraordinary talent from Saudi Arabia, an initiative has been launched with the aim of identifying and nurturing individuals with exceptional skills and passion in four thrilling disciplines: time attack, hill climb, drift, and autocross. The initiative, known as the GR Saudi Team, seeks to provide a platform for Saudi talent to showcase their abilities and elevate their expertise in these exhilarating fields. The GR Saudi Driving School is not just a place for young individuals to learn how to drive; it also acts as a catalyst for them to explore their untapped abilities in the thrilling realm of motorsports.

The driving school has officially opened its registration, eagerly awaiting the arrival of young Saudi men and women aged 18 to 26 who possess an unwavering enthusiasm for the world of motorsports. Come August, the facility will warmly embrace these aspiring drivers, providing them with a platform to nurture their passion. In an exciting development, a temporary facility is set to open its doors for a five-day period, offering participants a unique platform to showcase their exceptional abilities. The primary goal of the school is to identify promising drivers and provide them with the necessary support to refine their skills and cultivate their potential as professional racers.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, prospective applicants are required to showcase their extensive motorsport knowledge and unwavering passion by submitting a meticulously crafted application. In a meticulous selection process, a total of 60 individuals will be handpicked from a pool of applicants to advance to the next stage. This rigorous evaluation entails a personal interview, an intensive fitness test, and a comprehensive examination of driving skills and safety protocols.

In a recent statement, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Bin Sultan, the esteemed Chairman of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation, expressed his enthusiasm for a collaborative effort aimed at discovering and nurturing talented racers who epitomize the values of exceptionalism and unwavering dedication to the world of motorsports. The initiative serves as a testament to our unwavering commitment to offering aspiring drivers the chance to demonstrate their abilities on both national and international stages. In our relentless pursuit to nurture a fresh cohort of drivers who will proudly carry forward the illustrious heritage of motorsports in Saudi Arabia, we possess unwavering certainty that this collaboration will unearth extraordinary talent, serving as a testament to the pinnacle of our nation's prowess."

In an exciting development, a select group of 60 individuals has been chosen to partake in a prestigious five-day driving school in the vibrant city of Jeddah. This exclusive opportunity will provide them with the chance to receive top-notch training from esteemed driving instructors who are widely recognized in the field. Aspiring racers will undergo a rigorous training program consisting of intensive courses and practical sessions, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in high-level competition.

In a thrilling culmination of the driving school program, a select group of four exceptional drivers are set to embark on a remarkable journey as they gear up to represent the prestigious GR Saudi Team. Their ultimate destination? The highly anticipated Saudi Toyota Championship, where they will go head-to-head with some of the most skilled drivers in the upcoming season. A group of exceptionally skilled individuals will soon have the privilege of utilizing state-of-the-art GR vehicles, such as the Yaris GR, GR 86, and Supra, to enhance their performance in their respective fields. These cutting-edge machines will undoubtedly provide them with the necessary tools to achieve excellence.

In a recent statement, Hassan Jameel, the esteemed Chairman of the Board of Managers at Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration between his organization and the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation. Jameel emphasized the significance of this partnership, highlighting its potential to unearth hidden talent within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a groundbreaking move, an initiative has emerged that promises to open doors for young Saudi men and women, allowing them to exhibit their exceptional skills. This initiative not only serves as a platform for talent but also serves as a testament to our unwavering dedication to the advancement and expansion of motorsports within the Kingdom. The GR Saudi Team eagerly anticipates the discovery of outstanding drivers who will wholeheartedly embody the team's values and leave a lasting impact on the prestigious Saudi Toyota Championship.

In the highly anticipated Saudi Toyota Championship, each of the four skilled drivers will be assigned a distinct discipline to showcase their exceptional talents. These disciplines include autocross, drift, time attack, and hill climbing. In the thrilling world of autocross, drivers find themselves pitted against the relentless ticking of the clock. Within the confines of a meticulously designed circuit, adorned with strategically placed cones, these skilled individuals must navigate their way to the finish line with utmost precision and speed. However, it is not just about raw velocity; safety rules serve as a constant reminder of the importance of responsible driving. In this high-stakes competition, the ultimate goal is to conquer the track and emerge victorious, all while adhering to the strict guidelines that ensure the well-being of both participants and spectators. In the exhilarating world of motor racing, one thrilling form that has captured the hearts of adrenaline junkies is drift racing. This electrifying competition pits two vehicles against each other in a high-speed battle to be the first to cross the finish line. Time Attack, a thrilling motorsport event, bears striking similarities to Autocross yet distinguishes itself by unfolding on a more extensive circuit. In the thrilling world of hill climb racing, skilled drivers take on the formidable challenge of conquering a grueling 3-kilometer course, predominantly characterized by its uphill trajectory on a smooth asphalt road. Their ultimate objective was to cross the finish line with unparalleled speed, striving to secure the shortest possible completion time.

In a groundbreaking partnership, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors and SAMF have joined forces to make a significant impact on Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030's 'Quality of Life' program. This collaboration aims to empower the youth and pave the way for the future of motorsports in the country. In an exciting development for aspiring racers, the prestigious GR Saudi Team has opened up a pathway for them to unleash their full potential and compete at a professional level. This opportunity allows these talented individuals to not only showcase their skills but also proudly represent the esteemed GR Saudi Team.

In a recent survey conducted by YouGov, fascinating insights into consumer attitudes and behaviors in Saudi Arabia have emerged. The study shed light on the immense popularity of motorsports within the country, positioning it as the second most favored sport among Saudi Arabian consumers. Abdul Latif Jameel Motors and SAMF are playing a pivotal role in propelling the expansion of motorsports, as they diligently foster outstanding talent and spearhead groundbreaking prospects.

In Saudi Arabia, a group of individuals is making significant strides in propelling the sport of motorsport to new heights. Their resolute commitment and unwavering dedication are not only driving the sport forward but also empowering both men and women in the country to chase their aspirations of becoming motorsport champions on a global scale.

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