Vote for ROC Factor finalists

This year’s ROC Factor Saudi Arabia and Middle East semi-finalists have now been selected.

A combination of public votes and the ROC Factor Jury now determine which of the 20 semi-finalists will win one of eight coveted places in Riyadh, where drivers compete on the ROC Skills Challenge Course for a chance to represent their country in the ROC Nations Cup and Race Of Champions.

The list of semi-finalists includes both professionals and amateurs, and encompasses single-seaters, GTs, rallying and karting.


Four of the seven Saudi Arabian semi-finalists are guaranteed places in their country’s ROC Factor final where the fastest driver around the ROC Factor Skills Challenge course will win a place alongside pre-selected team captain Yazeed Al-Rajhi in the ROC Nations Cup on February 2.


The remaining 13 semi-finalists hail from the UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Lebanon, but only four drivers equally split between two countries will advance to the ROC Factor Middle East final based on votes and the ROC Factor Jury’s discretion. At stake in Riyadh’s final is a place in the ROC Nations Cup and chance to compete in the Race Of Champions against some of the world’s very best drivers.


The public vote closes on January 20 at 12:00 GMT. Eight finalists then travel to the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh for the ROC Factor Saudi Arabia and ROC Factor Middle East finals on January 31 before the winners progress to the ROC Nations Cup and Race Of Champions on February 2/3.


ROC Factor Saudi Arabia Semi-Finalists:

Khaled Al-ahmadi

Abdullah Aldosari

Muath Al-Essa

Falah Aljarba

Saeed Almouri

Ahmed Bin Khanen

Sultan Hamdi


ROC Factor Middle East Semi-Finalists:

Jibreel Abo Al-Saud 

Yazeed Alazzeh

Ali Al-Bahrani

Mohamed Al Mutawaa        

Salem Al-Nusif

Khalid Al Qasimi

Khaled Al Qubaisi

Zaid Ashkanani       

Abdallah Beshara

Mansour Chebli

Karl Massaad

Roy Metni

Matthias Njeim

ROC Riyadh