Omani racing prodigy AlFaisal Al Zubair celebrated his second consecutive victory at the region’s Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup. At an event held to mark the win, he was felicitated in the presence of His Highness Sayyid Faher bin Fatik bin Faher Al Said, and HE Mohammad Al Zubair.
He has also become the first driver to hold back to back wins in the 10 year old championship series. The coming season will see Al Zubair more to the main team at Lechner Racing from the secondary one. Also, AlFaisal will be sponsored by BWT, a global manufacturer of water treatment systems, for this season.
Al Zubair also used the event to announce his participation in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, making it his third outing in the senior series that will take him through Europe and Mexico.
AlFaisal Al Zubair stated during the celebration, “I’m very proud of what I have achieved so far at a personal level and raising the name of Oman in one of the most prominent motorsport events in the world. The tenth season wasn’t easy, but the vast amount of support I received from the audience and the confidence that had been placed in me by the local and regional media had a positive impact on my performance and determination to win the title.”
He added, “On behalf of the AlFaisal Racing Team and myself, I would like to thank everyone who contributed towards making this achievement a reality. I promise that this will be only the beginning, and the next win will be bigger. I’m confident that Oman has a lot of talented individuals who, given the opportunity, are more than capable of winning international championships in motorsport.”
Commenting on AlFaisal being selected to join the main team, Walter Lechner said, “AlFaisal has drawn the attention of everyone since he entered the world of motor racing. We have watched him closely over the course of the previous races and championships. He has an innate talent for being able to keep his focus under even the most stressful of conditions. This is precisely the difference between a crowned champion and the other racers. We are delighted to have AlFaisal join our team. He will be a valuable addition to the team as we gear up to challenge the coming season Porsche Supercup. We wish him and the team all the best in the upcoming races, which will see them tour Europe and Mexico. We really hope to see him on the podium again.”
Schedule for the 2019 season of the Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup:
- First round: Spain, 10-12 May – Barcelona – Catalunya Circuit.
- Second round: Monte Carlo, 23- 26 May – Monaco Circuit.
- Third round: Austria, 28-30 June – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg.
- Fourth round: Britain, 12-14 June – Silverstone Circuit, Towcester.
- Fifth round: Germany, 26-28 July – Hockenheimring, Hockenheim.
- Sixth round:Hungary, 2-4 August – Hungaroring, Budapest.
- Seventh round: Belgium, 30 August – 1 September– Circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.
- Eighth round: Italy, 6-8 September – Autodrom Monza, Monza.
- Ninth and tenth round: Mexico, 25-27 October – Rodríguez Brothers Racetrack, Mexico City.