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Jaguar Land Rover provides safety cars to BIC

MANAMA, July 12, 2017

Euro Motors, the exclusive importer and distributor for luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover in Bahrain, has announced that three vehicles from the Jaguar Brand have recently been chosen by Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) as safety cars on the track for local and international racing events.

Handpicked by BIC, Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover recently provided three Jaguar vehicles that are being used as safety cars for a number of local and international races which take place over the course of the year, said a statement.

The chosen vehicles were a Jaguar F-Type Coupé, a Jaguar XF Portfolio and a Jaguar XFR, it said.

The three cars were successfully used by BIC during the 2017 Bahrain Grand Prix. In motorsport, a safety car is a car which is used to limit or control the speed of competing vehicles on a racetrack in the case of a caution period such as an obstruction on the track or bad weather.

The aim of the safety car, also referred to as a pace car, is to allow marshals and officials to clear any obstruction under safe conditions, or during instances where the race has to be slowed down to await more favourable track conditions weather-wise.

As important as a safety car during a race, the medical car has to be on the ready at all times to transport medical staff to a certain location on the track at the fastest possible time, it added.

Sherif Elmahdy, commercial director of Bahrain International Circuit, said: “Throughout the years, BIC and Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover have worked closely in myriad projects that have achieved excellent results and, as an extension of the high success rates we have accomplished together, we look forward to continuing this strong partnership for many years to come.”

“A safety car is a very important factor during any race, regardless of whether it’s an international or a local event; hence using a vehicle that is fast and agile is imperative,” he said.

“We have absolute confidence in the performance of any Jaguar vehicle since we have witnessed them in all its glory during many of the previous collaborations we have had. Therefore the decision was an easy one to make and we look forward for further cooperation with Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover in the near future and use these incredible vehicles for many more upcoming events,” he added.

Majed Al Zayani, managing director of Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover, said: “On behalf of Euro Motors Jaguar Land Rover I would like to express my absolute pleasure to have been exclusively chosen by BIC to provide the incredible Jaguar vehicles to be used as safety cars during races.”

“Safety cars play crucial roles during races as they come onto the track as a precautionary measure during high-risk situations; hence the vehicles must be able to maintain a set pace while safely leading the race cars round the track,” he said.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank BIC for their unwavering faith in our vehicles and services and reiterate our commitment to the provision of benchmark quality in all our current and planned future enterprises together,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service

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