Ibrahim finished the race impressively with a gap of 1:33.575 behind Thanathip Tanalapanan of Thailand, who took the top spot after finishing the race in 1:33.561.
On the other hand, India’s other participating driver, Dawlish Singh finished sixth in the qualifiers with a margin of 1:34.026, with 14 top drivers from across Asia competing for the two available spots in the final. Both Ibrahim and Dawlish had won the NESC22 (Simracing), Indian National Qualifier, which was held in hybrid mode at ESFI’s multiplex partner INOX’s Megaplex, Malad, Mumbai.
“Since my childhood I have had a passion for racing cars, which developed into a passion for motorsports. Qualifying for the Grand Finals of SRWC is a real feeling. I am glad to have carried the momentum in the qualifiers after winning NESC and Monaco are expected to do the same.
“Competing with the best sim racing drivers from around the world is going to be a challenging experience. I will work on some small things to improve my gameplay and perform at the highest level possible to make my country proud in the finals. Racing is my goal and vision, I want to excel in both sim and real motorsports and always look for opportunities and support.” To his name the US F4 Kcr Championship and Ultimate E Championship.
Interestingly, Ibrahim’s finish was also the fifth fastest globally. Apart from Tanalapanan, only Hungary’s David Toth (1:33.197), Slovenia’s Jernez Simonic (1:33.329) and Spain’s Pedro Sánchez (1:33.336), who qualified from the European continent, recorded less time than Ibrahim.
The Continental Qualifiers saw drivers from 39 countries, divided into 5 continents. The final will take place in Monaco from 23 to 24 October as Ibrahim among the top 12 drivers will fight for the title.
“Ibrahim has made the entire nation proud by ensuring that India is one of the countries that participates in the inaugural Sim Racing World Cup final. Both Ibrahim and Devlish put on stellar performances against top drivers from the Asia region. This one Huge achievement. Another step towards further growth of the sim racing community and esports in India. Everyone at ESFI wishes them all the best for winning the championship.” Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India and Vice President of Asian Esports Federation said.
Artsmith – Concepts & Vision, one of the country’s top sports and esports specialized communications firms, and India’s leading multiplex chain INOX continue their support for this prestigious tournament as ESFI’s communication and venue partners respectively.
The Sim Racing World Cup is organized for the first time by the International Esports Federation in association with the Monaco Esports Federation. The tournament featured one of the world’s most popular sim racing titles, Assetto Corsa.
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