The WTCC visits it for the first time Qatar, reason enough to see the premiere of the pilot qatar most successful in the World of passenger Cars. The rumors have become reality and Nasser Al-Attiyah will make his debut in the WTCC on the occasion of the last appointment of the championship, held at Losail in place of a traditional final in Macau. Despite being a pilot specializing in rallies and categories off-road, the qatari will compete at the wheel of a Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 of the Spanish team Campos Racing. Will match there with Sébastien Loeb, a rival with which it is also measured in the Dakar.
The double champion of the Dakar rally and World FIA Rally Cross-Country, in addition to olympic medalist in shooting, it will compete with the Chevrolet of the formation of the Spanish, teaming with the French Hugo Valente and John Filippi. Two experienced pilots who will teach you some secrets to Nasser Al-Attiyah, as their presence in a circuit is almost null and has ever driven a vehicle with front-wheel drive, as is the Chevrolet RML Crossing. However, the illusion of representing Qatar in a category that historically has not had drivers arab has led him to take the step.
After confirming the news, Nasser Al-Attiyah wrote: “it Will be a true honour for me to represent Qatar in the first time that houses a test of the World Touring car Championship. Qatar has been the scene of MotoGP races, and now receives the visit of a World of the FIA, which will help to strengthen even more the image of my country“. In his debut in the WTCC, Al-Attiyah stated: “I Am proud to be part of the championship, I have a lot to learn. I want to be competitive, but my real goal is to be the ambassador of Qatar in the world of competition”.