QMMF Issues Statement on Death of Qatari Driver Sheikh Hamad bin Eid Al-Thani
31 October 2020

QMMF Issues Statement on Death of Qatari Driver Sheikh Hamad bin Eid Al-Thani

Doha, October 31 (QNA) - The Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), the Organizing Committee of Qatar National Baja Championship, issued a statement to clarify the circumstances of the death of the Qatari driver, Sheikh Hamad bin Eid Al-Thani, which came after his withdrawal from the fourth round of the tournament on Saturday in Dukhan. In a statement on Saturday evening, QMMF said that Sheikh Hamad started the first stage of the race but decided to withdraw from the competition after its start and return to the maintenance area, and his condition was very normal. The statement added that Sheikh Hamad accompanied one of his friends in his private car to watch the rest of the race stages, but he suffered a fainting state and lost consciousness, after which his friend informed the organizing committee and returned him to the rally headquarters immediately. The statement indicated that the medical team assigned to the rally quickly dealt with the case and gave him first aid at the rally headquarters in the Dukhan area before he was transferred to the Cuban Hospital, where he passed away. QMMF mourned Sheikh Hamad bin Eid Al-Thani, one of the most prominent Qatari drivers throughout history, and extended the deepest condolences to the family of the deceased, and all the fans of rallies and motorsport. Sheikh Hamad bin Eid Al-Thani was one of the most prominent rally drivers in Qatar and the Gulf region, as he won many local and international titles, the most prominent of which was his winning the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies in the T2 category. (QNA)