Ibrahim El Hindi qualifies for the Sim Racing World Cup final

India’s Mohamed Ibrahim secured his place in the first ever Sim World Cup Final after finishing second in the Asian Continental Qualifiers.

Ibrahim finished the race impressively with a time of 1:33.575 laps behind Thailand’s Thanathep Tanalapanan, who grabbed first place after completing the race with a time of 1:33.561.

On the other hand, the other Indian co-driver, Davleesh Singh, finished sixth with a lap time of 1:34.026 in the qualifying which saw 14 drivers from across Asia, vying for two available spots in the final. Ibrahim and Daflesh both won the NESC22 (Simracing), the Indian national qualifier held in a hybrid mode at ESFI’s Multiplexer Megaplex’s partner Megaplex, Malad, Mumbai.

“Since my childhood I have been fascinated by racing cars, which has developed into a passion for motorsports. It is a surreal feeling to qualify for the Grand Final at SRWC. I feel happy that I carried the momentum into qualifying after winning the NESC title and I hope to do so in Monaco as well. It will be a tough experience to compete with The best sim racing drivers from all over the world. I will be working on some minor things to improve my gameplay and performance at the highest level to make my country proud in the finals. Racing is my goal and vision, I wish to excel in both Sim and Real Motorsports, I am always looking for opportunities and support” . Al-Bahtiful Ibrahim, who has already claimed the Isolation E Championship, McLaren Logitech G Challenge, US F4 Kcr Championship, and Ultimate E Championship titles to his name.

Interestingly, Ibrahim’s achievement was the fifth fastest in the world. Aside from Tanalapanan, only Hungary’s David Toth (1:33,197), Slovenian Jerni Simónic (1:33.329) and Spain’s Pedro Sanchez (1:33,336), who qualified from the European continent, have scored less time than Ibrahim.

The Continental Qualifiers saw drivers from 39 countries, divided into 5 continents. The final takes place in Monaco from October 23-24, with Ibrahim among 12 top drivers vying for the title.

“Ibrahim has made the whole country proud by making sure that India is one of the countries to take part in the inaugural final of the Sim Racing World Cup. Both Ibrahim and Davleche put in a great performance against the best drivers from the Asia region. This is a huge achievement for the sim racing community and a step forward. Another move towards further growth of esports in India. Everyone at ESFI wishes him all the best in winning the tournament.” said Lokesh Sugi, Director of the Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Confederation.

Artsmith – Concepts & Visions and India’s leading chain Multiplex INOX, one of the country’s largest dedicated sports and esports telecom companies, continue to support this prestigious tournament as connectivity and venue partners for ESFI respectively.

The International Esports Federation, in cooperation with the Federation of Esports Monaco, is organizing the first Sim Racing World Cup. The tournament features one of the most popular sim racing games in the world, Assetto Corsa.



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