Qatar’s Hamad Al Sahouti will take part in the third round of Hawkers European Talent Cup with Team Leopard in Barcelona, the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) said on Thursday.
The reigning QSTK 300 Supersport champion, will feature in the third round followed by the fourth in Portimao, Portugal, but won’t take part in the fifth as it will collide with his participation in the Asian Talent Cup.
“The collaboration between Leopard and QMMF is a great milestone. It will hopefully be a long-lasting journey,” said QMMF Executive Director Amro Al Hamad.
The third round will be held in Barcelona on June 13.
“We’ve realised quite some time now that Leopard has the winning formula when it comes to developing champions. But our plans were delayed by the pandemic. Having Hamad enrolled with an experienced team, I just hope it’s the start to many more journeys.”
As for the European Talent Cup, there have already been four top winners in 2021 — Jacob Roulstone (Leopard Impala Junior Team) won Race 1 in Estoril and David Garcia (Finetwork Hawkers Junior Team) won Race 2.
The first round in Valencia was won by Xabi Zurutuza (Cuna de Campeones) to then Alvaro Carpe ( MT-Foundation 77) on the top step of the podium in Race 2.