Amna Al Qubaisi and Saeed Al Ali nominated to represent UAE in the GCC Young Driver Academy

Automobile & Touring Club of United Arab Emirates (ATCUAE) has nominated Amna Al Qubaisi (17) and Saeed Al Ali (18) to take part in the inaugural GCC Young Drivers Academy which will run from April 29 to 30 in Bahrain and May 1-2 in the UAE, where the program is supported by Arabian Automobiles, the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group, the exclusive distributor for Nissan in Dubai and Northern Emirates.

‘’The GCC Young Driver Academy is a welcome development in regional motorsport and we wish Amna and Saeed all the best ‘’said ATCUAE President, Mohammed Ben Sulayem. “The development of young talent is a core objective of our Federation and this allows our best drivers test themselves against their future rivals from our gulf neighbors“

The Academy falls under Sport Grant Program of the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA) and jointly managed by its appointed global training providers: Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF), Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) and the Automobile & Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE).

The race training element will be based at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) and rally training will take place in UAE’s desert. The intensive training and assessment programme will also cover physical fitness, media skills and safety as well as daily driving.

The GCC region has seen ongoing growth in the popularity of motorsport over the past thirty years and now hosts two Formula 1 Grand Prix, a Moto GP and hundreds of National races. In addition, a new regional rally series title the Gulf Challenge will start after the summer break.