Kuwait Motor Town’s General Manager sits down with 3oud.com

  • Publish date: Thursday، 09 March 2023 Last update: Wednesday، 07 February 2024
Interview by: Rasha AlSabah
Location: Kuwait Motor Twon
Photographer: Patrick Sawaya
Car: Ali AlGhanim & Sons

Kuwait Motor Town is the perfect destination for motorsports enthusiasts and professionals.

It has been busy lately hosting various event and recently hosting the Formula 4 race.

The team behind KMT is lead by Mohammad AlAbdulrazzaq, general manager.

3oud.com sat down with Mohammad AlAbdulrazzaq, where he talked about his goals for Kuwait Motor Town his plans to reach them.

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1. What is your favorite part about racing?

The competitiveness, selling up, getting prepared, the discipline of the routine. Overall element of the race weekend gets me pumped.

2. Who do you look up to?

My Father is the person that I look up to.

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3. What are your aspirations for the future?

My aspiration for the future is to put Kuwait on the international motor sports list.

4. What is a common misconception people have about racing?

The most common misconception people have in racing specifically our culture is that they view it as taboo or as something dangerous to pursue. Disregarding that the Circuit is designed in a certain way to keep drivers safe and always have safety equipment’s and measures in place.

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McLaren 720 Spider, Ali AlGhanim & Sons.

5. What are the challenges you are facing as the General Manager of Kuwait Motor City?

I believe challenges are made to overcome. Getting everyone on the same page was a struggle at first. Visa processes are smoother now than before. I would consider this a learning curve to host international sports in Kuwait as everyone is getting on the same page to tackle one common goal.

6. With the recent popularity of electric cars, do you think that the racing world would be affected and if so, how?

Yes, it’s becoming more green perhaps you can mainly see the focus on it in Europe’s racing methods, example formula e, e Gt. series, etc.. Therefore, I see it affecting the racing world as it is a  stepping stone in regards to the enhancement and elevation of such sport.

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7. How was it hosting Formula 4 in Kuwait and are there more international events that will be hosted in Kuwait, that the readers can look forward to?

It is exciting to take the first step in single seater racing for Kuwait, and I can say that this is not the last step for sure. There are many more events planned through KMT’S pipeline that everyone will look forward too.

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BMW 420i Gran Coupe, Ali AlGhanim & Sons.

8. How do you see the level of Kuwaiti competitors in this sport and who is the most prominent?

Motor sports have been a passion in the Kuwaiti community since the 60’s in terms of rally and in terms of the first automobile club. Hopefully with the rise of KMT we will regain our position in the region.

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BMw 420i gran Coupe, Ali AlGhanim & Sons.

9. What do you consider to be your biggest achievement so far?

My biggest achievement would probably be being able to host international motor sports events in Kuwait and bringing such awareness to this sport in this region.