Cairo turns out to see who has the capital’s fastest wheels
By Yara El Narsh
Photographed by Hayssam Samir
Motor sports fans came out to Obour City’s Jeroland track on April 11 for Time Attack, a competition pitting personal vehicles against the clock. Eighty contestants participated, each going two rounds of time trials through a winding course with hairpin turns. The fastest cars won trophies and bragging rights for their driver.
Contestants compete in categories by engine size, and in this race, the age or model of a car doesn’t matter, only the skill of the driver and condition of the car. In fact, the older cars often kept pace with the newer vehicles. Meanwhile, as the drivers strutted their stuff, International Business Associates Group representatives surprised audience members with giveaways.
At the winner’s podium, prizes for the fastest cars were awarded by Yasser Salhin from IBAG-Western Union, and Ahmed Metwally from the Egyptian Union. The event was organized and presented by Samy El Qellawi, who announced that the next local Time Attack competition would be held at Cairo Stadium. Sponsors included IBAG-Western Union and Mehwar Channel’s popular TV show Doos Benzene. The event was held to promote tourism and assure the world Egypt remains stable despite international perceptions. et
Time Attack Overall Winners
Tamer Beshat with a Peugeot 207 RC car (1:00:47).
Marawan El Kilani with a Hyundai Elantra 2.0
Mohammed El Shahawy
Winners by Category
1-Yasser El Gohary, 2-Mario, 3-Mohammed Abdel Ghaffar.
1-Ezzat Sabry, 2-Islam Abu EL Azm, 3-Mahmoud Salama
1-Marawan El Kilani, 2-Nour Peugeot, 3-Mahmoud Gawish
1-Tamer Beshat, 2-Mohammed El Shahawy, 3- Mahmoud Samir
2000 cc 4X4:
1-Martinio Magdy, 2-Omar Sakr, 3-Mostafa Mahmoud
1-Omar Nasser, 2-Ahmed Hazem, 3-Mohammed Akram.
1-Hesham El Khatib, 2-Ayadi El Zayyat, 3-Mohammed Beta
1-Sameh Abu El Fat, 2-Mahmoud Tawfiq, 3-Mohsen Taher
Mariam Mahmoud, the only female competitor, whose Mazda cleared the track in 1 minute 15 seconds.