Saudi Arabia’s ROC Nations Cup team captain will also compete in the Race Of Champions where his rally driving skills could give him the edge over circuit racers.
The Riyadh resident is one of his country’s best-known racing drivers thanks to stints in the World Rally Championship and regional victories.
His first WRC start came in 2008 and, apart from 2009, he and his Yazeed Racing Ford Fiesta have remained regular fixtures in the service area ever since. His best finish remains the eighth place he achieved on Rally Acropolis in 2012.
Al-Rajhi has also enjoyed success in the championship’s second tier, WRC2, where he ended the 2013 campaign fifth in points thanks to a victory and two further podiums. He also finished third in 2012’s SWRC points thanks to a run of four podiums in the final four rounds.
Closer to home, Al-Rajhi has taken numerous victories in the Middle East Rally Championship. He is also the boss of Saudi Arabia’s Jan Burger fast food empire, and counts a Pagani Huayra amongst his supercar collection.