On the other hand, the other Indian co-driver, Davleesh Singh, finished sixth with a lap time of 1:34.026 in the qualifying which saw 14 drivers from across Asia, vying for two available spots in the final. Ibrahim and Daflesh won the NESC22 (Simracing), the Indian national qualifier held in a hybrid mode at INOX’s partner Megaplex’s Megaplex, Malad, Mumbai.
“Since my childhood I have been fascinated by racing cars, which has developed into a passion for motorsports. It is a surreal feeling to qualify for the SRWC Grand Final. I am delighted that I carried the momentum into qualifying after winning the NESC race and we hope to do so in Monaco as well. It will be a tough experience to compete with the best racing sim drivers from all over the world.” said Ibrahim Al-Mbethy, who has already claimed the Isolation E Championship, McLaren Logitech G Challenge, US F4 Kcr Championship, and Ultimate E Championship titles to his name. “I will be working on some minor things to improve my gameplay and perform at the highest level to make my country proud in the finals. Racing is my goal and vision, I wish to excel in both Sim and Real Motorsports, always looking for opportunities and support.” Al-Bahtiful Ibrahim, who already has the Isolation E Championship, McLaren Logitech G Challenge, US F4 Kcr Championship and Ultimate E Championship titles to his name, said Ibrahim Al-Bahtiful.
Interestingly, Ibrahim’s achievement was the fifth fastest in the world. Aside from Tanalapanan, only Hungary’s David Toth (1:33,197), Slovenian Jerni Simónic (1:33.329) and Spain’s Pedro Sanchez (1:33,336), who qualified from the European continent, have scored less time than Ibrahim. The Continental Qualifiers saw drivers from 39 countries, divided into 5 continents. The final takes place in Monaco from October 23-24, with Ibrahim among 12 top drivers vying for the title.
“Ibrahim has made the entire country proud by making sure that India is one of the nations competing in the World Cup Final for Sim Racing. Both Ibrahim and Davleche put in great performances against the top drivers from the Asian region. This is a huge achievement for the top drivers from the Asian region. The sim racing community and another step towards further growth of esports in India. Everyone at ESFI wishes him all the best for winning the championship.” said Lokesh Sugi, Director of the Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation. The International Esports Federation, in cooperation with the Federation of Esports Monaco, will organize the first Sim Racing World Cup. The tournament features one of the most popular sim racing games in the world, Assetto Corsa. (Ani)
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