Farhan Al Bastaki thrilled to get TRD race opportunity

Emirati racing driver Farhan Al Bastaki will compete in the inaugu­ral TRD 86 Cup series, which gets under way at the Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.

The series, supported by Toyota and Al Futtaim, consists of 12 races that will take place over six week­ends, the first of which runs along­side the Gulf 12 Hours.

Al Bastaki said: “Since my child­hood, I have always known that I want to race – a desire which has been only growing stronger over time.

“Initially, it was Open Track Days that satiated my love of racing, and my passion has deepened even more after attending F1 and endur­ance races.

“I am truly looking forward to participating in the TRD 86 Cup and experiencing the competition nature of racing, while cultivating the discipline and attitude that is required to perform well and win.”

Al Bastaki is racing under the full sponsorship of KBS Communica­tions and OBS Group, both local companies.

KBS Communications CEO Kaw­thar Bin Sulayem said: “It is a pleas­ure to extend our support to Farhan Al Bastaki as he undertakes this op­portunity to enhance his racing tal­ent, bringing him one step closer in his racing journey.

“The motorsport culture in the UAE is strong, but there is still a lack of awareness of the importance of PR and media in the sport, and as a boutique PR and media agency, we hope to emphasise the impor­tance of media engagement across all types of industries including racing.

“One of our values at KBS Com­munications is to project UAE national values to a global audience by supporting UAE talent.”

Michael Cox