- New 3.450km FIA homologated track at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit to accommodate Saudi Motorsport’s latest racing property
- Saudi Supercar Club (SSC) has participated in the weekend’s official track activity
Saudi Arabia. Petromin Corporation, the Official Partner of the Saudi Motorsports Company (SMC) and Title Naming Rights Partner of the Saudi Supercar Club (SSC), is thrilled for the historic debut of World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) that took place in Jeddah on November 26th & 27th.
The exhilarating championship culminated with a series of night races at the world-renowned Jeddah Corniche Circuit (JCC) and marks the first official international touring car race to ever take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
SMC, the promoter of the event, has devised a shortened homologated FIA Grade 3 track within the existing Jeddah Corniche Circuit complex for the thrilling racing action. The exciting, alternative 3.45-kilometre track is a shortened variant of the main track that has been home to the Formula 1 stc Saudi Arabian Grand Prix since 2021. With 12 corners and a shortcut, beginning at Turn 4, the new layout has been tailor-made for bumper-to-bumper, doorhandle-to-doorhandle racing whilst underlining the Jeddah Corniche Circuit’s status as the world’s fastest street circuit.
The WTCR racing action wasn’t the only activity on the track, however. Fans got to experience the Saudi Supercar Club (SSC) during the weekend, both on track and up-close during pit lane walks. SSC is one of the most exclusive car clubs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which allows members to share their passion for motorsport and enjoy once in a lifetime driving experiences in some of the world’s most incredible cars. From Formula 1 to WTCR, the SSC is an integral part of the support race programme for all motorsport activity held at its home, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
The addition of WTCR to a now burgeoning motorsport roster at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, continues to support the wider vision within the Kingdom of becoming a global motorsport destination.
Commenting on the WTCR’s upcoming, memorable racing weekend, Kalyana Sivagnanam, Group CEO, Petromin Corporation, said, “Within a year of its opening, the Jeddah Corniche Circuit has compiled a busy calendar of high-profile international racing events for the enjoyment of spectators across the Kingdom, MENA and globally. The WTCR is yet another case in point and a testimony to the circuit’s global status and its ability to host the best motor racing talent and events in the world.
“As the Official Partner of the Saudi Motorsports Company and Title Naming Rights Partner of the Saudi Supercar Club, Petromin is thrilled for the activities as well as the racing opportunities for the drivers. The event definitely set another memorable marker in the Kingdom’s motor racing reputation.”
Petromin became an Official Partner of the SMC in 2021, and, as part of its multi-year collaboration, also owns the Title Naming Rights of the SSC.
In addition to leading exclusive experiential opportunities for brand awareness, the partnership puts Petromin in the driver’s seat to ensure that its automotive competencies and introduction of cutting-edge e-mobility solutions will resonate across Saudi Arabia, the MENA region, and globally, to position the brand ahead of its competitors.
About Petromin Corporation:
Petromin is the leading Saudi mobility solutions provider with an unmatched reputation for the highest quality products and services in the industry today. Operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, since 1968, it started building its name for producing the highest quality lubricants in the region which grew overtime into a large mobility solutions provider to cover the entire automotive journey of the customer. With more than 6000 employees, Petromin exports its products to over 40 countries in the GCC, Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with fast and reliable vehicle maintenance services backed by an extensive network of service centers that provide unparalleled coverage across the region.
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About Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC)
SAMF has played a leading role in driving the success of motorsport in the Kingdom to date and has now established a dedicated commercial entity, Saudi Motorsport Company (SMC), to act as the local promoter for KSA’s growing motorsports event portfolio.
SMC is the first public body globally dedicated to commercialising motorsport at a national level, allowing SAMF in turn to focus on its role as ASN, growing and regulating motorsports nationally and in alignment with the FIA.
Reoccurring major motorsports events deliver directly against Vision 2030, with Saudi Arabia signing long-term deals to develop a unique portfolio that is not replicated anywhere in the world; a portfolio that includes Formula E, Dakar Rally, Extreme E, National Rallies and Formula 1. https://saudimotorsport.com/en/
About Saudi Supercar Club (SSC)
The Saudi Supercar Club is a Saudi Motorsport owned IP which, in association with Petromin as the naming rights partner, provides exclusive experiential opportunities to high-net worth Saudi nationals who have a passion for fast cars and motorsport.
Launching in November 2021, SSC is the first club to ever have an opportunity to drive on a Formula 1 track during a Formula 1 weekend. A truly unique opportunity for its members to participate in and enjoy, and for Petromin to have an association with.
Outside of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekends, SSC members are given the opportunity to enjoy first-class, unique automotive experiences around the world.