Prince Abdulaziz Turki AlFaisal, one of very few Arab drivers who have experienced the thrill of endurance racing, will tackle the penultimate round of the 2014 World Endurance Championship, the 6 Hours of Bahrain, this weekend, starting with free practice session at the Bahrain International Circuit.
AlFaisal has plenty of experience in endurance racing and has secured highly impressive results so far season, with a 3rd place overall at the Dubai 24 Hours and a similar result at the Nürburgring 1000km, both of which he contested in a Black Falcon Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, the car he also used to race a full season in the 2014 Blancpain Endurance Series.
On top of his Dubai 24 Hours and Blancpain Endurance Series participations, AlFaisal secured a seat for the prestigious and arduous 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third year in a row. Driving a JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia, the Porsche GT3 CCME Champion successfully crossed the finish line in one of the world’s toughest races, finishing 7th in the GTE-Am class.
This weekend, AlFaisal will face the 6 Hours of Bahrain challenge in an Aston Martin Vantage GTE and will be the only Arab driver in the GTE-Pro class. The Saudi driver will be sharing the car with Alex Macdowall (UK) and Fernando Rees (Brazil).
Racing kicks off on Thursday with Free Practice 1 and 2 at 15:15 and 19:30 respectively. A third free practice session is scheduled for Friday at 11:10 before Qualifying at 17:00. The race starts on Saturday at 15:00.