Oman Automobile Association to continue financial support for young Omani drivers
September 9, 2019 | 8:25 PM
by Times News Service
The Oman Automobile Association provided financial support for 8 Omani rally racers who had good presence in various local and foreign competitions. - Supplied photo

Muscat: To improve the quantity and quality of Omani young drivers for local and international competitions and in an effort to alleviate the suffering of Omani drivers particularly motor sport, bearing financial burden during these participations especially when they represent the Sultanate in events abroad.

Oman Automobiles Association continues its positive and fruitful initiative to support the competitors who prove their merits and continued their participation locally and abroad.

The association provided financial support to a group of young racers in preparation for the sport season of 2019/2020, the ceremony was held at the Association headquarter at Seeb under the auspicious of Brigadier/Jamal bin Said AL Taei, Board Vice Chairman, in the presence of Brigadier Mohammed bin Nasser Al- Kindi, Board member and Col. Falah bin Amair AL Falahi, Board member and Suleiman bin Abdullah Al Rawahi, General Manager of the Association.

This support from Oman Automobiles Association comes to motivate rally racers to be more competitive and get outstanding results in the local and regional participations. Over the past years, the Association continued to address the requirements of motor sport talents in the Sultanate and was keen to find the best ways to promote this sport. It organized programs to activate the role of the Association in mitigating road accidents and creating awareness about it as well as contributing in creating champions to be stars in motorsport at all levels and various types of Automobile sports.

Through its programs, especially the recent once, the Association seeks to put Oman on the map of countries that organize the best types of competitions and host the strongest and largest championships for motor sports , especially with the availability of all the elements of success for those competitions in terms of human elements, long experience recognized on the Regional and international level , as well as the availability of facilities, roads, routes, international topography and other elements of success.

On this evening, the association provided financial support for 8 Omani rally racers who had good presence in various local and foreign competitions. The ceremony started with a speech by Brigadier Mohammed Al Kindi, a member of the board of directors who confirmed that the Association sought to take care of motor sport in the Sultanate and focus on aspects of quality, quantity and competitiveness on global level as well as its social responsibility.

He added, "We are here today to support our champions in the local world of rally and we wish that this support will be helpful for the racers to prepare themselves for better & stronger participations by participating in Oman Rally Championship or regional participations. The association now is on its way to develop the first desert rally to coincide Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia and we strive to have presence there."

Then, Brigadier / Jamal Al Taie, Vice Chairman of the Omani Automobile Association, hand out the support to the eight racers: Zakaria Al Awfi, Abdullah Al Rawahi, Jarrah Al Tawqi, Hamed Al Qasimi, Hamid Al Wali, Zakaria Al Amri, Mohammed Al Mazroui and Saif Al Harthy, who expressed their appreciation to this initiative of the association and to their interest in the sport of rallies and their effort to overcome the obstacles and difficulties facing racers.

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