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Posted on February 19th, 2018

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Showcase for Audi R8 at Gulf Run

  • Participants get a taste of Audi Sport

Kuwait/Bahrain, February 19, 2018 – During the 13th edition of the Gulf Run last weekend, participants and fans had the chance to experience Audi Sport’s flagship model – the Audi R8, as organized by Audi Kuwait, represented by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company.

Gulf Run started in 2005 as a weekend getaway for a group of friends passionate about automobile racing. The goal is to promote automobile racing and training in a professional environment; while educating drivers on proper racing techniques. Over sixty cars from Kuwait roared into action at "The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East" – showcasing many top-of-the-line sports cars, among them the Audi Sport heavyweights.

Gulf Run CEO Ahmad Al Mudhaf expressed his delight in being back at BIC for another edition of the event. He said that Gulf Run at BIC is always an enjoyable and memorable occasion for all those who participate, and it succeeds in its aim of promoting safety on the roads, especially amongst youth who are big fans of motorsport.

Tarek Al Shafie, General Manager of Fouad Al Ghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi in Kuwait, said: “engaging with fans and customers is paramount and Gulf Run provides us with the opportunity to showcase Audi Sport in no better place than on a track. A ride-along in an R8 with an instructor highlights the product in a unique format – unlike your typical test drive.”

The annual Gulf Run event starts with a two-day car show which took place at Murouj from February 1-3 where Audi Kuwait displayed the Audi R8 and the Audi RS 3. The highlight of the 13th edition of Gulf Run was the racing weekend in Bahrain the following week.