Farah Zakaria qualifies for FIA Rally Star Women’s Final

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AMMAN — Jordanian rally car driver Farah Zakaria, 23, won the FIA Rally Star Finals in the women’s category for the Middle East and North Africa region, which was held on Saturday at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. She qualified for the international finals, which will be held in North America in November.اضافة اعلان

Farah Zakaria(Photo: FIA)

Jordanian racers Moaz Al-Shishani, Yazan Merhi, Amjad Mismar, Ghaith Abu Taa’a, and Abdullah Al-Bastami also competed in Abu Dhabi.

After winning, Farah Zakaria said: “I am very happy to win. It was a great experience. I would like to congratulate the other contestants who participated with me. I am really looking forward to representing Jordan in the Women’s Final in America.”

Zakaria will join Maja Halen Vilnius (Sweden) and Katie Milner (UK) to participate in the European Final in Germany.

The FIA Rally Star Middle East and North African Final included a set of timed tests and races. After the competitions ended, the winner was invited to join the Estonian racer Romit Jurgenson, the winner of the FIA-Rally Star Europe qualifiers, to participate in the first session of the FIA Rally Star training season scheduled for 2023.

The tests also included time-limited training sessions on board the TN5 cars provided by the Life Leaf Organization for World Rally Championship rider Thierry Neuville.

The drivers competed in 6 races with the start of the qualifying stage for the Middle East and North Africa, in addition to a series of physical challenges and mental tests, in front of a judging panel that included a selection of the world’s top names in the world of rally racing, including the famous rally driver Brianella Solberg. 

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