India’s Mohammed Ibrahim secured his place in the finals of the first-ever Sim Racing World Cup by finishing second in the Asian Continental Qualifiers
New Delhi: India’s Mohammed Ibrahim secured his place in the finals of the first-ever Sim Racing World Cup by finishing second in the Asian Continental Qualifiers.
Ibrahim finished the race impressively with a lap time of 1:33.575 behind Thailand’s Thanathip Tanalapanan, who took the lead after finishing the race in 1:33.561.
India’s other participating driver, Davlish Singh, on the other hand, secured sixth place with a lap time of 1:34.026 in the qualifiers, which saw 14 top drivers from across Asia competing for two available spots in the final. Both Ibrahim and Davlish had won the NESC22 (Simracing), the Indian National Qualifiers, held in a hybrid mode at the Megaplex of ESFI’s multiplex partner INOX, Malad, Mumbai.
“I have been fascinated by racing cars since I was a child, which has developed into a passion for motorsport. Qualifying for the SRWC Grand Finals is a surreal feeling. I’m happy to have taken the momentum with me in qualifying after the win.” the NESC and hope to do the same in Monaco.
“It will be a challenging experience to compete with the best sim racing drivers from around the world. I will work on few small things to improve my gameplay and play at the highest level to make my country proud in the finals Racing is my goal and my vision, I want to be successful in both sim and real motorsport and always look for opportunities and support,” said the jubilant Ibrahim, who already has titles in the Isolation E Championship, McLaren Logitech G Challenge, US F4 Kcr Championship and Ultimate E Championship to his name.
Interestingly, Ibrahim’s finish was also the fifth fastest in the world. Aside from Tanalapanan, only David Toth of Hungary (1:33.197), Slovenia’s Jernej Simonic (1:33.329) and Spain’s Pedro Sanchez (1:33.336), who qualified from mainland Europe, clocked less time than Ibrahim.
Drivers from 39 countries, spread across 5 continents, took part in the Continental Qualifiers. The finale takes place in Monaco from October 23rd to 24th when Ibrahim will fight for the title among 12 top drivers.
“Ibrahim has made the whole country proud by ensuring that India is one of the countries taking part in the inaugural Sim Racing World Cup Finals. Both Ibrahim and Davlish did extremely well against the top drivers from the Asia region, fueling the sim racing community and another step in the continued growth of esports in India. Everyone at ESFI wishes him the best of luck in winning the championship.” said Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of Asian Esports Federation.
Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, one of the country’s leading communications companies specializing in sports and esports, and India’s leading multiplex chain INOX continue their support for this prestigious tournament as communication and event partners of ESFI, respectively.
The first-ever Sim Racing World Cup is being organized by the International Esports Federation in partnership with the Monaco Esports Federation. The tournament features one of the world’s most popular sim racing titles, Assetto Corsa.
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