With the SRO GT World Challenge motor racing events postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis, an online e-sports series has been devised using Assetto Corsa Competizione, the official GT World Challenge Powered by AWS racing simulation game. The five-round series features three classes competing in separate races, followed by a grand finale race featuring the top performers in each class. McLaren Automotive will be represented by 10 drivers in the SRO E-Sport GT Series, with six taking part in the Pro Series for real-world competitors and a further four in the Silver Series for invited ‘sim’ drivers who have already established their

driving credentials in simulated racing. Among the 10 drivers is the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and former McLaren Grand Prix race-winner Jenson Button. Button raced for McLaren for seven seasons – finishing the 2011 season as runner-up – before making a one-off final appearance in the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix. With this experience under his belt, Button is turning to virtual GT racing, mirroring his real-life position as a team owner in the GT competition which sees Jenson Team Rocket RJN running a McLaren 720S GT3. ✤


Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Bahrain, announced the launch of its 2020 Ramadan campaign covering both service aftersales as well as body and paint repair. Toyota and Lexus owners can take advantage of an exclusive Ramadan discount on service, including parts and labour charge. Models from 2013 and earlier will be eligible for 40% discount, cars purchased between 2014 and 2015 will receive 30% discount, and cars purchased from 2016 onwards will receive a flat 20% discount. Customers who require body repair or paint jobs will be served by professional experts utilizing genuine parts and the latest equipment to restore their vehicles. All body and paint customers will be eligible for a digital draw on more than 1,500 instant prizes, including free quick service, wheel alignment, paintwork, polishing, smart repair, performance service, AC cleaning service, and 20% discount on their next service.

During Ramadan, Toyota Plaza in Tubli and Toyota Body and Paint Service Centre in Arad will remain open every day from 7am to 3pm, and after Iftar from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Toyota Service Centre in Manama and the Express Service Centre in Riffa will be open every day from 7am to 4pm. ✤


This holy month, Al Haddad Motors gives you all the right reasons to become a Mercedes Benz owner. Prepare yourself for an array of offers on several Mercedes-Benz models that are specifically tailored to meet your needs. Get your dream Mercedes-Benz inclusive of a 3-year service package, 5-year warranty, and 1-year insurance and registration, as well as window tinting and paint protection for your peace of mind. Additionally, Al Haddad Motors is partnering up with BBK to offer 0% finance on selected Mercedes-Benz models.

With every vehicle purchased you also receive a gift voucher that could be spent on any Mercedes-Benz genuine accessories. Take advantage of the great deals on the Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned vehicles from Al Haddad Motors that are inclusive of a gold service package, ceramic paint protection as well as a Mercedes-Benz gift voucher. Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned vehicles also include the remainder of
the vehicle’s 5-year warranty and have undertaken rigorous tests to ensure that they live up to the Mercedes-Benz quality. ✤


Zayani Motors, the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi, MG and Mitsubishi Fuso in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is back with its unmatched offers. Held every year under the theme “Everyone’s a Winner”, the offers come to resemble the benevolent values and spirit of giving of the Holy Month, by ensuring that all customers drive their new vehicles home after receiving amazing additional benefits from Zayani Motors. Through this campaign, Zayani Motors offers great deals on the latest models from Mitsubishi and MG, offering free packages that include insurance, registration,
rustproofing, Huper Optik window tinting, and more. The company also offers outstanding deals on pre-owned vehicles.

On this occasion, Zayani Motors’ General Manager Mr. Mohammed Zaki, stated: “The ‘Everyone’s a Winner’ offer has become our annual tradition during this time of the year, as we always believe that our clients deserve only the best deals. It is our way at Zayani Motors to wish them all a pleasant and prosperous month of Ramadan. ✤