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Taayseer wins 1st round of Speed Test Championship

By Roufan Nahhas - Mar 14,2015 - Last updated at Mar 14,2015

AMMAN — Mohammed Taayseer on Friday was crowned champion of the first round of the Speed Test Championship “The Kumho Speed Test” held at the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan racetrack with the participation of 64 drivers.

Taayseer clocked 1m33.970s, followed by Rami Kaghado (1m36.100s) and Jad Nabas (1m37.980s).

Ghaith Wreikat (1m38.160s) and Salim Tuaima (1m38.560s) rounded off the top five.

“It was a very hectic first round especially when I saw Kaghado winning the first lap and I came sixth, but in the second lap I changed my strategy and took the lead,” Taayseer said.

Taayseer registered the best time in the best 10 drivers competition to win the race.

Othman Naseef, Jordan Motorsport CEO, said that the outcome was amazing.

“We are really happy with the number of participants which is a good sign for this season’s kick off. Everyone was excited to watch the first round especially with the calibre of drivers taking part as we had the beginners and the professionals in the same race,” he said.

“We are excited that we did modify some tracks inside the first round by increasing the straight line tracks to give more freedom to the drivers and we are also happy that we had three ladies participating in the event which means more women drivers are really interested in being part of the Speed Test Championship,” he added.

Three women drivers signed up for the event: Abir Batikhi, Lina Hadidi and Marina Habaybeh with the latter taking the Women’s Cup, and the other two not running at all.

The first round of the Drift Championship will be held next Friday at Arena Motor Sport in Madaba.

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