Elgammal helps Simmonds to UAE GT Title

Jonathon Simmonds, Phil Quaife and Tarek Elgammal have ended a successful season, winning the UAE GTB Championship for 2010/2011 in the Motorsport Wheels / Alex Renner Motors Porsche GT3 Cup car.

Simmonds and Elgammal collected the trophy on the teams behalf at the Night of Champions held at the Courtyard Marriott on the evening of Thursday 21st April 2011.

Despite several setbacks during the season, including a back injury for Elgammal which put him out of racing for over 6 weeks, the team led by Alex Renner fought all the way to the end against the mighty Callaway Corvette of Yuri Skulla and Mohammed Al Muttawa.

Simmonds was delighted with the teams achievements and thanked all of the team during a highly emotional speech at the awards ceremony.

“This is very much a team sport as evidenced this season. Tarek and Phil helped immensely in getting me up to speed and I can’t thank them enough for all their hard work this season. Of course, alot of the credit has to go to Alex Renner & his team of engineers & mechanics who gave us a great car every weekend” said Simmonds.

After a disrupted season due to injury, Elgammal was also full of praise for his team. “I have to thank Jon for the opportunity, I thoroughly enjoyed driving with him. To all the guys from Alex Renner Motors and Motorsport Wheels and Phil Quaife, you proved you are the best in the business & we could not have acchieved without you. A great team, it has been an absolute pleasure.