GT Academy Middle East has discovered its champion to be Salman Al-Khater and if you’ll recall, the series also had the very first female finalist in a GT Academy event.
MBC, a large Arabian broadcasting station aired the series’ Race Camp which began last December.
“GT Academy has made my dream of becoming a professional racing driver come true,” said Salman.
“I had no professional motorsport experience, but I did have the passion to follow my dream. It was tough as the standard of my competitors was very high but that makes winning even more rewarding. When GT Academy Middle East was announced, I was so glad to hear the news that I started training on the same day.
“I have been playing Gran Turismo ever since I was a kid and until today Gran Turismo is my favourite game.”
Salman’s first professional race event will be a six hour endurance race come September. He’s already started preparing himself by moving close to Silverstone where he will continue his formal driver training.