HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Dr Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali has said that Qatar is pursuing a scientific and careful approach to graduate Qatari champions in motor sports industry along with making great achievements in sports, cultural, economic, industrial and other sectors.He added the launch of Qatar Motorsports Academy will greatly enhance achievements in the coming period.
Talking to reporters yesterday, he said the ministry will provide all possible support for the success of this academy to achieve its desired goals, adding that he has no doubt that he will see Qatari champions graduating from this academy in the future.
He lauded the idea of launching Qatar Motorsports Academy, saying that its implementation with Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for the motorcycling sport of MotoGP, and Aspire Academy is a great asset in light of Dorna Sports' expertise in motorsport and Aspire Academy's in field of sports excellence.
HE the Minister of Culture and Sports expected that the academy will yield results soon because Qatari youth are very fond of motorsports and there are Qatari champions at the world level such as Nasser al-Attiyah and Adel Hussein.
He said that Qatar has become a hub of motorsports in the Middle East, adding that its hosting of the opening round of the MotoGP for the 11th time in a row is a qualitative leap.
The minister added that the MotoGP world championship is one of the most important championships in the world.
It comes in the second ranking after the Formula One championship, adding that the championship is also highly regarded at the media level, which gives Qatar a very special reputation for hosting its opening round.