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Current issue | Issue 1140, 21 - 27 March 2013
Tuesday,17 July, 2018
Issue 1140, 21 - 27 March 2013

Ahram Weekly

Soon, El-Gouna rally

Al-Ahram Weekly

In its constant support for one of Egypt’s most thrilling motor sports, El-Gouna, Orascom Development’s flagship town, is hosting the Egyptian Rally Cup taking place next week.
The rally, which will kick off on 29 March, will unfold over three days with the participation of 12 Egyptian racing teams. It is held in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Automobile Club. The event is organised by Al-Remal Team.
The rally brings together 130 contestants displaying extreme engine capabilities and driving accuracy along a total travelling distance of 1,300km, all while enjoying El-Gouna’s breathtaking scenery with its impeccable architecture, wide range of services and leisure facilities.
“We’re honoured that the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism has chosen El-Gouna to host their annual Egypt Rally Cup for the second time after hosting it in 2010,” said Hamza Selim, Orascom Development’s chief destination management officer. “We hope that by hosting such exciting events we can further position Egypt as an ultimate destination for international motoring events and continue promoting local talents.”
The adrenaline-charged event aims to fortify the Egyptian teams that will eventually compete in international rallies such as Pharaoh, Paris-Dakkar, and the Africa Race. It will kick off with a colourful parade at Abu Tig marina where the teams will showcase their rally cars to visitors, El-Gouna residents and the media. The two-race stages will follow at the Kite Area in Abu Tig, and will be capped off by an awards ceremony for the reigning champions.
El-Gouna spearheads intense community efforts, a pillar of which is promoting the value of sports and physical well-being. “Hosting this spectacular world class sporting event will be a cornerstone of our upcoming CSR activities in the years ahead,” Selim added.

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