Sunday 23 February 2020
Story expands footprint into Mena region

MIAMI, June 26, 2015 has acquired, a leading provider of online motorsports news and content that covers 22 countries within the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

The announcement expands's global footprint and delivery of online news content, including the largest motorsports digital platform in Arabic, said a statement.

Eric Gilbert, vice president of operations,, said: ”With our entry into the Middle East and North Africa, continues to strengthen its position as the global leader of auto racing news content.

" has built a very successful business model that will help leverage's strategic growth into 14 countries and 10 native languages in 2015."

As part of the acquisition, will launch - Middle East, an Arabic-based sister motor sports website which will cover all major racing series, including Formula 1, World Endurance Championship, MotoGP, World Rally Championship, FIA Formula E, and provide extended coverage on local championships including the Middle East Rally Championship.

Scott Sebastian, vice president of marketing, said: “The Mena region is a very important piece to our global vision. The region's macroeconomic strength combined with very loyal passionate race and auto enthusiasts makes sense for our entry into the market." has also appointed Khodr Rawi as director of - Middle East.

Rawi will lead the direction of all regional content for and report directly to editor-in-chief, Charles Bradley.

The new business will begin operations in September. - TradeArabia News Service

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