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FIA family pays tribute to Sheikh Hamad Bin Eid Al-Thani


The FIA family is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Sheikh Hamad Bin Eid Al-Thani, a member of the Qatari royal family and one of the most prominent rally drivers in the Gulf region.

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Sheikh Hamad Bin Eid Al-Thani passed away while spectating at the most recent round of the Qatar National Baja Championship. He was a true ambassador for motor sport in the country, winning numerous national titles including the Qatar Rally Championship both overall and twice in the 4x4 class.

Internationally, Sheikh Hamad Bin Eid Al-Thani was crowned champion of the prestigious FIA Middle East Rally Championship in 1993, and was UAE Rally Champion in the 4x4 class in 2006 and Vice Champion in the same class the following year. He also won the T2 category in the World Baja Championship in 2007.

An enthusiastic competitor in both the rally and cross-country disciplines, his calm and jovial character made him many friends in the rally community.

The FIA extends its sincere condolences to his family, friends and those fortunate enough to have known him.