Mechanical fault halts Kuwait’s Al-Mutairi Kuwaiti first Gulf citizen at BangSaen Speed Competition

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12: Kuwaiti car racer Nasser Al-Mutairi qualified for the finals after finishing third in round six of the ongoing BangSaen Speed Festival Thailand Drift Competition. Al-Mutairi’s accomplishment adds a feather to the previous achievements of the Kuwait Quarter Mile Automobile & Motorcycle Club in motorsport under whose umbrella he participated in the race. The biggest event in the motorsports history of Thailand, BangSaen Street Festival is held at the end of every year as an international street circuit. The event offers the best of drivers, teams and racing cars and has class racing cars like Formula BMW Asia and Formula Renault. Motorbike sports are also held.


Al-Mutairi competed strongly among 88 professional motorsport racers most of whom had either a new car or had a fair knowledge of auto mechanics and could manage to maneuver their cars in the circuit whenever there were slight mechanical faults. His 2000cc 450hp Toyota car suffered a mechanical fault but he was able to make it to the end, thus qualifying for the final of the competition. After the mechanical fault, Al-Mutairi announced his withdrawal from the competition but expressed his delight at being the first ever Kuwaiti and Gulf citizen to have made the bold attempt showing up at the event. He added that irrespective of the result of the competition, “I’m very happy that because I carried the flag of Kuwait in Thailand just like I did in six other previous competitions, and that encourages me to go for other races”.

The Drift Racer was full praises for management and members of the Kuwait Quarter Mile Automobile & Motorcycle Club under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ali Fawaz for the close attention he was given leading to his departure for the competition. He thanked them for their efforts in ensuring the participation of Kuwait in the competition. He appealed to the Quarter Mile Club and all those concerned to cars picked for racing are in pristine shape devoid of mechanical problems.


By: Iddris Seidu

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