Al Faisal Al Zubair launches team ‘fzracing’

1000087By Haridev Pushparaj — MUSCAT: MAY 2 – Oman motorsports took a firm stride into the future as the highly promising and in-form Al Faisal Al Zubair launched his own team ‘FZracing’, that will compete in the 2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race series, at a glittering ceremony at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa on Tuesday. Al Faisal Al Zubair has been making rapid progress in his debut season after he lapped up the  GCC Rookie and Silver category championship titles in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East in Bahrain.
Looking at his recent successes, Al Faisal Al Zubair was happy with the way the season has unfolded for him.
“It’s been an amazing journey for me since November last year and it continues to get better. After making the decision to move into the Porsche GT3 Cup car from single seaters, my driving career has really taken off. The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East provided a great platform for me to build 1000093and develop on my racing experience and I feel that driving the Porsche GT3 Cup car really suits my driving style. I knew that competing in Season 8 of the GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East would be tough, but I seemed to adapt quickly and I surprised myself, and the people around me with the results I was getting early on,’’ the 19-year-old prodigy added.
In April last year, Al Faisal capped off a stunning season debut in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, signaling a remarkable end to the hard fought series. Round 11 of 12 on the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, which supported the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix and was viewed by a global audience, saw Al Faisal Al Zubair take his maiden victory in the championship, while the final race of the season saw Al Faisal placing fourth, taking his sixth Silver Class victory, as well as his ninth GCC Rookie Class win.
The launch of ‘FZracing’ will be the extension of Al Faisal’s dream of competing at the top echelons of international motorsport and that will continue well and truly into the summer with Porsche and the Lechner Racing Team.
1000124“After such a successful first season in the GT3 Cup Car, I’m so proud and excited to be able to continue my dream with Walter Lechner and the Lechner Racing Team and compete in Europe in the Porsche Supercup. This is going to be a huge challenge for me and a big learning curve, so I will be taking every race as an opportunity to build my skills and experience. It feels amazing to be on the right path to my dreams and I can’t wait for the first round to start on May 12th in Barcelona,’’ he added.
Walter Lechner, founder and head, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East had great things to say about Al Faisal.
“Al Faisal is a perfect example of what the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East stands for. Developing young regional racing talent and helping them to build a future in motorsport is something that the championship prides itself on, and to see a driver as young as Al Faisal come into the championship and develop this quickly over a five-month period is a testament to the series and everyone involved,’’ Lechner added.