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Reema and Theeba make history by claiming first GT World Challenge Sprint Cup pole position.

September 4, 2023
2023 Season

In Race 1, Fabian took the start from second in the Bronze class and 14th overall. In the opening sequences, he managed to push the Mercedes into 10th overall.

After the pitstop and driver change, Reema re-joined the race in 28th overall and sixth in-class. By the chequered flag, she had climbed to fifth in-class and was just 10 seconds of the Bronze lead.

Qualifying on the following Sunday was a history-making moment for the team and Reema, as she put in the fastest lap in-class at 1:38.699. As a result, she became the first Saudi and the first female pole-sitter in the Sprint Cup.

Through the first lap chaos, Reema fell to fifth in class, staying there until the mid-way pitstop. As she prepared to pit, the Ferrari of Emil Frey Racing blocked the Theeba box meaning a lengthy delay for the driver swap. 

The delay left Fabian fighting at the back of the field, where he managed to gain four positions, ending the weekend ninth in-class.

Reema Juffali, Founder & Driver, Theeba Motorsport
“I'm very happy with pole today. It really shows we’re progressing well but unfortunately, we didn’t have much luck in the race. More than one thing didn’t go our way; for the Safety Car restart there was a slow car ahead of us, in the pitstop we were blocked, and we just lost too much time. I’ll still have good memories looking back at Hockenheim.”

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