GSA chairman meets Hankook racing team

From right, Saeed Al-Mouri, Adeel Naeem, Abdulmalik bin Shihon, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal and Re’abal Al-Khatib.
Updated 07 January 2019

GSA chairman meets Hankook racing team

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA), recently met in his office in the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh, a delegation from the Bin Shihon Group. The delegation consisted of Assistant General Manager of Bin Shihon Group Abdulmalik bin Shihon, Marketing Manager Adeel Naeem and Business Development Manager Re’abal Al-Khatib, in addition to Captain Saeed Al-Mouri, who leads the Saudi Hankook Racing Team.

During the meeting, the two parties discussed the enhancement of cooperation between the General Sports Authority and Saudi Hankook Racing Team, including in all aspects of the development and marketing of motorsports in Saudi Arabia.

Prince Abdul Aziz expressed appreciation for the support extended by Bin Shihon Group to motorsports in the Kingdom through their sponsorship of the Saudi Hankook Racing Team for the past seven years. 

The GSA chairman said that the continuity of the company’s sponsorship of the team serves as an added value for the General Sports Authority in particular, and for motorsports in general, especially in view of the authority’s drive toward the development of motorsports in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.