Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, the Exclusive Agent for Nissan in the State of Qatar have confirmed the 2017 sponsorship and support to Adel Abdulla, the 2016 Rally World Champion for T2, for the second season.

The official signing ceremony event was held at Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co head office on Thursday, 16 February 2016. Adel entered the 2016 T2 Rally season with the single aim of winning the World Championship and through perseverance and hard work, he was crowned the champion.

Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman and Managing Director of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co, commented:

It is great to be part of a winning team and a pleasure to know that our contribution to Adel and his QX Rally Team in 2016 resulted in winning the World Championship.  We are strong supporters for talented and ambitious Qataris whose quest is to achieve the best in what they do. Adel has proven that nothing is impossible.’

Adel Hussein Abdulla, World Rally Champion and Hisham Saleh Al Mana, Chairman and Managing Director of Nissan during press conference and renewal signing between Nissan and QX Rally Team which took place at the main Nissan showroom yesterday. pic; Baher Amin

Adel Abdulla, World Rally Champion highlighted:

Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co is one of the major players in the local market. The support of Hisham Saleh Al Mana and his team throughout 2016 played a major role in winning the world championship. My team and I are very pleased to continue this close working partnership for the 2017 season where we again are aiming to win the championship for the second time. Last year winning could not have been achieved without the support of the sponsors QMMF, Nissan & Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co.’

As a part of Adel’s Brand Ambassador role for Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana and using his experience gained in the Ministry of Interior, plans are being made to promote safe driving and seat belt campaigns throughout Qatar. All this is part of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co vision to developed Corporate and Social Responsibility activities that benefit the local communities.

Adel, being a hero figure to safe driving and seatbelt campaign will re-enforce the direction of Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co. to be part of the Qatar’s 2030 vision for supporting sports activities.

Adel and his Nissan Patrol XE will be participating in a total of 11 T2 World Rally Championship events around the world and in the 4 Regional championships.

For more information, visit Nissan Qatar