Saudi Arabian racer Ahmed Bin Khanen will join the grid for the final FIA World Touring Car Cup races in Jeddah, where he will get behind the wheel of a Comtoyou Racing-run Audi RS3 LMS TCR.
The Riyadh racer has a variety of racing experience under his belt. In 2014, he won the GT Academy Middle East, before going on to become a NISMO driver competing in selected events, including the Dubai 24 Hours.
In 2018 and 2019 the 33-year-old was a podium finisher in the Bahrain 2000 cc Championship, then going on to race in the electric Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy in 2018-2019.
Bin Khanen will be ineligible for points in the WTCR season finale, where he must also carry 10 kg of extra weight for being a wildcard entry.
“I have loved the TCR category for a long time and I have been watching it from all over the world,” said Bin Khanen.
“Now the WTCR will come to my country and it will be a good opportunity to be part of it. It’s going to be a big race and I’m very excited because WTCR and TCR everywhere always has close competition and that’s why it’s really beautiful with a lot of good fights on track between the drivers.
“We always raced between concrete walls in the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy and on much tighter circuits in fact so I really don’t mind this challenge and the Jeddah Corniche Circuit track looks really good.
“I want to finish as high as possible, but I want to finish clean. I know the competition will be very hard and while nobody expects me to be in the top three, I will give it my all.”