Raed Rafee
Raed Rafee

VIVA Bahrain is proud to announce its sponsorship of the VIVA Racing Team competing in the Western Gulf Advisory (WGA) Supercars Championship Middle East as part of this weekend’s National Racing Festival. The team consists of Bahraini 22-year-old, Raed Raffii and 38-year-old Australian Tarek Elgammal, who will be competing in the opening race of the series. In its fifth year, the WGA Supercars series is one of the most competitive and sought-after racing categories in the Gulf.

 

The team are now participating in the qualifying heats taking place on November 18th and then the first round of the race on November 19th.  Raffii, who is also a Roaming and Interconnection Analyst at VIVA, has competed in the last two seasons of the WGA championship, winning 10 races and making the podium at 12 others.

With 10 years of racing experience behind him, he has won several endurance karting races all over the Middle East.

 

Elgammal on the other hand is a Supercar racing veteran who also doubles as a freelance senior instructor at the Dubai Autodrome and Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. He has competed for several years around the Middle East and as far afield as France, last securing 2nd place overall at the Chevrolet Supercars Middle East Championship 2010 in Dubai.

 

“We are very proud to be part of such an important national championship event,” commented Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, VIVA acting CEO. “The Bahrain International Circuit is the proven leader of motorsport events in the region, and this National Racing Festival is sure to be an exciting time for all. We wish the team’s best of luck and look forward to a good show.”

 

The 2011/2012 campaign in the WGA Supercars will feature a total of six rounds, with two races per meeting. The calendar will run all the way until April of next year, when the championship finale will be held as part of the official support program of the Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.