International GT driver Khaled Al Qubaisi is one of the region’s best-known motorsport figures thanks to his performances locally and around the world.
Born in Abu Dhabi, the 42-year-old rose through Porsche’s one-make ranks to claim back-to-back Dubai 24 Hours and win the Gulf 12 Hours aboard a Black Falcon Mercedes GT3.
With domestic trophies won, Al Qubaisi began looking further afield and was soon a regular in the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2014 he finished runner up in Le Mans’ GTE Am class before finishing second in the same category’s world championship standings two years later.
He continues to race with Proton Competition on the world stage, while reverting to Black Falcon’s Mercedes GT3 programme for long-distance GT events.
Al Qubaisi secured his place in the ROC Nations Cup via this year’s ROC Factor competition, but must still go head-to-head with his three ROC Factor Middle East rivals in order to guarantee his presence in this year’s individual Race Of Champions.