Victory Team’s drive to tap emirati talent took a step forward with the unveiling of versatile Ahmed Al Fahim as their latest powerboat racers to compete in the F4 powerboat championship during the 2018 season.
Victory Team has already confirmed their participation in five various categories of watersports during the course of the season, and Al Fahim is being seen as one of the most promising drivers making his debut in the blue colours of the Dubai-based outfit.
During the course of the forthcoming season that will get under way later this month, Victory Team has already confirmed their participation at UIM-organised Class 1, Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 4 and Aquabike disciplines all over the world.
“We are always on the lookout for local talent. This year is going to be special for Victory Team as we mount a serious challenge in all five racing categories that we are participating in. During testing last week, Ahmed caught our attention with his sheer capacity for pushing himself towards higher goals all the time,” Huraiz Bin Huraiz, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Victory Team stated.
Born in 1980, Al Fahim has an MBA in Marketing from Coventry University in the UK, while his core interests lie in weight training, participating in triathlon races around the world while also delving in the world of motorsport racing and travelling.
Al Fahim stands out among the new crop of UAE talent simply with his wide range of experience and versatility in doing varied sport. He started off in motorsports and among his most recent major achievements is his top position in the T3 category at the 2015 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, while also ending as the best driver in the Gulf region at the same race. In 2016, he went one better winning the overall top place in the Emirates Desert Rally Championship.
Earlier in his career, Al Fahim also had the experience of trying his hand out in wooden powerboat racing for a couple of years till he decided to pursue motorsports and jet-ski racing.
“My long-term goals are to continue racing as long as I remain competitive. I have been blessed with several gifts and it is my confidence that can take me to fulfilling the aspirations of the Victory Team. I am all for excitement and challenge in trying something new, at the same time flying the UAE flag high through sport,” Al Fahim said.
What stands out in Al Fahim’s watersports career is his clean winning record as a jet-ski racer in various UAE Jet-Ski Championships. He started off with a second place at the 1995 Jet-Ski World Championships held in Dubai and followed up this success the following year while winning the UAE Jet-Ski Championship and taking a commendable second place at the Jet-Ski World Championships held in Mexico.
Slowly Al Fahim graduated through the ranks of jet-ski racing while travelling to exotic jet-ski destinations including Greece, Russia, Germany and Italy between 1997 and 2000. In 1999, Al Fahim claimed triple success with wns in the UAE Jet-Ski Championships while also being crowned Middle East and Asian champion. In 2000, he set a unique record winning all seven rounds of the Gulf Jet-Ski Championships.