Competing under MRS-GT racing, with Kuwait and the Kuwaiti flag prominently displayed on his car, he completed the 14 laps in 27:52:530.
Hailing the success achieved by this young Kuwaiti, Ms Laila Al-Qatami, Assistant General Manager of Corporate Communications at Gulf Bank, said: “We are extremely proud of the success achieved by Zaid Ashkanani.
His thrilling second place finish at the Porsche Mobil 1 Super Cup Monza fills us with a sense of pride. He and his family have been loyal Gulf Bank customers, and we have watched his dedication and determination over the years.
Seeing him make an impact on the international scene is a great moment for all of Kuwait. We wish Zaid all the best in his racing career and we look forward to his next accomplishments.”
Ashkanani said: “It was my goal of the season to finish on the podium. At times we had some bad luck, but the team and my family never stopped believing in me. I also thank Gulf Bank for welcoming me and recognizing my achievement.”
Ashkanani began his career at the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East in 2012 and hassince taken part in several exciting rounds of Porsche Super Cup, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, Porsche Carrera Cup, GP3 Series, ADAC Formel Masters, as well as the British Formula Ford Championship.
Now in its 25-year, the Porsche Mobil 1 Super Cup is organized by Porsche AG and to ensure all competitors have the same chance to win, all racers compete in identical vehicles based on the seventh generation of the 911 GT3 Cup.
The Porsche Super Cup is part of the FIA 1 World Championship and takes place at 21 different racing circuits around the globe. It is always one of the most competitive and thrilling of the worldwide Porsche one-make series.
Youth empowerment forms an important part of Gulf Bank’s corporate social responsibility strategy and supporting youth has always been one of the Bank’s core values.
TheBank also gives special importance to sports and maintaining healthy lifestyle, something which is clearly reflected in its initiatives and activities it conducts or sponsors.
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