I am extremely proud to be part of Bahrain 1 Racing. Our team began as a collective vision of Sheikh Abdullah, Myself, Khalid AlBalooshi, And Khalil Toorani. We envisioned ourselves a very close, tight knit team with our goals based on friendship, sportsmanship, and crushing the competition.
Growing motorsports in the states and abroad has always been a priority for me. When I was approached by Balooshi about forming a new team, I jumped at the chance. I had competed all over the world previously with Balooshi. But never as his teammate. You can’t ask for a more honest, humble, trustworthy, and hilarious friend.
Our Bahrain 1 team is still in its infancy, but we have already amassed 6 race wins, 11 final rounds, a Bahrain Drag Racing Championship World Championship, Arabian Pro Series World Championship, Finished 3rd in NHRA points our rookie year, and hold the current roots blown Pro Modified World Record. If our success in the short term is any indication of our future, I wouldn’t bet against us!!!!
Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
Team Owner and Patriarch
Sheikh Abdulla and I hit our friendship off right away. We share an immense passion for music, cars, and racing. Sheikh is a visionary with a rock steady confidence that I have never seen shaken. Its awesome to work with someone everyday that I know has the same fire and passion that I do. Sheikh is one of my closest friends and I am honored to represent Bahrain all over the world
Khalil is one of the most meticulous, smart, and educated people that I know. He understands all things mechanical, and engineering. He is driven to always learn new stuff and he can work on, and repair anything on the planet, from our race cars, to big trucks, vintage cars, and multimillion dollar supercars. Khalil always stands behind me and pushes me to think outside the box. I am proud to call him my dear friend.
Balooshi is the man. He always has the best interests of others ahead of his own. I have watched him help so many people in the 10 years I've known him. I have learned a lot about racing and business, as well as life from Balooshi. I couldn't ask for a better teammate.
Bahrain Shop Manager
Duncan handles the day to day operations at the shop in Bahrain. He is a very detailed business person, as well as a fabulous vintage and super-car technician. He worked for McLaren for years and I have learned a lot from Duncan by his precision approach and attitude towards servicing some of the worlds most expensive cars. He puts up with a lot In getting all of us and our equipment to and from Bahrain, as well as puts up with me making fun of his British accent.
Shipping and Receiving/ Parts Inventory/ Arabic Andre the Giant
Ebrahim organizes all the parts and pieces at our Bahrain race shop. He also works on all the hotrods, and is the most gentle 7 foot tall person that I know. Ebrahim has a deep passion for our sport and for Bahrain. He has been a good friend to all of us and is the only person I know that can install a 4 speed lenco with one arm.