Hankook Racing Team wins the first round of the Drift Force championship
Hankook Racing Team achieved a valuable victory in the first round of the Drift Force championship, which is considered to be one of the most important and strongest in Saudi Arabia, courtesy of veteran Saeed Al Mouri, who was able to display his leadership techniques and skills across the course of the event. Hankook Racing Team’s first appearance earlier this year came in the Drifting championship and while the squad performed well, its primary objective was focused on preparing the team and its cars intensively for the Drift Force championship, given the lack of opportunities to test and adapt the cars. Mouri claimed victory in the first round of the Drift Force championship, which consisted of four stages between Riyadh, Jeddah and the East. Mouri was delighted to claim his first victory of the year particularly in light of the large number of participants. “Thank God that we were finally able to show what we are able to do,” Mouri said, adding that “we could not demonstrate our full capability in the previous tournament due to several reasons related to bad luck and for this reason we were far from the podium.” He completed: “Nonetheless, it was important to get the necessary experience required from the first races before moving to participate in the Drift Force championship, which is somewhat stronger.” He added: “Hankook Racing Team promised that victory would be ours if we enjoyed a normal weekend and that has been achieved in the end. I am very happy not only because we won the first round but because we have beaten some teams that were strong in the last races.” Mouri believes that his victory in the first round will provide him with the extra incentive to provide the same level of performance across future rounds, with the aim of resolving the championship title in his favour. He said: “There are three rounds remaining in the championship and we have proven here that we are able to win a significant portion of the challenge. Our goal now is to win the championship by claiming the best possible results across the next three rounds.” Mouri also thanked the Hankook Racing Team, which provided him with all of the capability in order to achieve a competitive performance in the Drift Force championship. It should be noted that the second round begins on the 26th of this month.