Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Champion Joins the Red Bull Athlete Family. 20-year-old Kuwaiti racing driver Zaid Ashkanani joins the Red Bull athlete family. To celebrate this achievement Zaid was welcomed by the team at the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Garage during the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix.
During his visit, Zaid was given a garage tour where he met many of the team members who gave him an overview of the RB10 and showed him what happens behind the scenes during the F1 races. He met with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Driver, Daniel Ricciardo who also shared some of his experiences as a professional F1 driver and gave him some tips and career advice.
“I’m very delighted to join the Red Bull athlete family. I’m also very happy with this unique experience and meeting with one of Formula 1’s superstars Daniel Ricciardo. I was able to get a first-hand look at the operation of such a professional team, and a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in the garage.” said Zaid Ashkanani.
Zaid Ashkanani started his racing career in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East when he participated in 2012/2013 in the Silver category. He managed to clinch the 6th place overall and Rookie of the year title. In 2013/2014 Zaid managed to take four wins and three pole positions and ended the season being the youngest championship winner. This year he started defending his title by earning second and 3rd places in the first round in Bahrain. He currently sits second in the championship with 44 points, only 6 points behind the leader.