Tabuk - NEOM 2023 Rally Kicks off in its First Edition

Friday 1444/10/29 - 2023/05/19
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Tabuk, May 19, 2023, SPA -- Under the patronage of Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Tabuk Region, Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdullah bin Faisal, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (SAMF) and the Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Motorsports Company, launched today at King Khalid Sports City in Tabuk the start of the Tabuk-NEOM Rally in its first edition. The rally represents the second round of the 2023 Saudi Toyota Desert Rally Championship, organized by SAMF.
Prince Khalid bin Sultan delivered a speech during the ceremony held on this occasion, noting the outstanding achievements made during the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in various fields, including sports, as well as the support of the governor of Tabuk to organize rally activities. The Undersecretary of Tabuk Region for Security Affairs, Ahmed bin Mabrouk Al-Hujaili, and several representatives of various government sectors in the region attended the ceremony.
After that, the show stage began, in which 23 cars, 12 motorcycles, and three four-wheeled "Quad" motorcycles participated after passing the technical examination and administrative documentation. The participants passed through a unique show stage in preparation for the actual stages the next day, according to the course and objectives of the race, which is 3.52 kilometers long.
Notably, the Tabuk-NEOM Rally is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and with the official sponsor, Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, and the strategic sponsor, Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB).
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