|Ghibli Raceway International Karting track prepare for hosting the second and the final third rounds of Middle East Karting Cup 2009. The Organizing Committee of Middle East Karting Cup 2009 (MEKC '09) recently agreed that due to management circumstances and also for the economic changes which affecting the global business and all sectors of industry, tourism and sports as well, it was decided to organize the second and third rounds of the Middle East Karting Cup 2009 on Ghibli Raceway International Karting track in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt - where it was planned for the two rounds to be organized in the United Arab Emirates, specifically on the Kartdrome Karting circuit – at Dubai Autodrorme) during the month of March 2009 - and thus it was decided to postpone the two rounds to July 2009 as following:|
Round date Track City Country
1st. 11-13/12/08 Ghibli Raceway international Karting track Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt
2nd. 02-04/07/09 Ghibli Raceway international Karting track Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt
3rd. 09-11/07/09 Ghibli Raceway international Karting track Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt
It was known that the (MEKC '09) is the only international karting championship in the Middle East, which comes approved by International Federation of Motor Sport (FIA) and the International Federation of Karting (CIK), in addition to support from the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt (ATCE) and the Egyptian Federation for Motor Sport (EFMS), as well as by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Authority of tourism.
The first round of the championship, which has been in Sharm El-Sheikh during the month of December last year had witnessed participation of 14 (Seniors) drivers, and 6 (Juniors) drivers, however, that the participation of the Palestinian Team for the first time had been one of the most pleasant surprises of the championship, which is the for the participation of the Saudi team, presented by Prince Faisal Al Saud.
On the other hand, the Egyptian/Libyan team appeared with top driving scales during the first round, in which the Egyptian Driver Tarek Khedr within the category of (Seniors) to achieve the second place behind Italian piero de Marchi, while Egyptian Ahmed Ghanem to achieve the third place.
As for the (Juniors), Libyan Driver Hassan Soufrakis achieve first place in the first round followed by a second, the Syrian Yazan Hamadah weighing and behind them in the third place the Libyan driver Salahelddin Tatanaki.
The second and third rounds for the first time globally organized as night races in Ghibli Raceway, as well as organizing a charity race for great group of Arab and Egyptian celebrities.
For more information: www.mekc.org