Mohammed Ibrahim of India advances to the Sim Racing World Cup final.

Indian driver Indias Mohammed Ibrahim claimed his place in the first-ever Sim Racing World Cup final . Ibrahim finished second in the Asian Continental Qualifiers .

NEW DELHI: Indias Mohammed Ibrahim claimed his place in the first-ever Sim Racing World Cup final by finishing second in the Asian Continental Qualifiers.Ibrahim finished the race hotly with a lap time of 1:33.575, behind Thailand's Thanathip Tanalapanan, who finished in 1:33.561.At the Qualifiers, 14 top drivers from around Asia competed for two spots in the final, India's other participating driver, Davlish Singh, claimed sixth position, clocking 1:34.026.Both Ibrahim and Davlish were in the NESC22 (Simracing), the Indian National Qualifiers, which were held in a hybrid fashion at ESFIs multiplex partner INOXs Megaplex in Malad, Mumbai.

To qualify for the grand final of the SRWC is an incredible experience.Since winning the NESC, I am happy to have carried the momentum in the qualifiers and hope to repeat this in Monaco as well.Competing with the best sim racing drivers from around the world is going to be a challenging affair.I will be working on a few minor things to improve my gameplay and perform at the highest level to make my country proud in the finals.

Ibrahims' finish was also the fifth fastest in the world, in contrast to the other five.Except for Tanalapanan, only David Toth of Hungary (1:33.197), Slovenias Jernej Simonic (1:33.329), and Spains Pedro Sanchez (1:33.336), who qualified from the European continent, finished less quickly than Ibrahim.Drivers from 39 countries were competing in the Continental Qualifiers, which were arranged into 5 continents.Ibrahim will compete for the title among 12 top drivers in Monaco from October 23 to 24.

Both Ibrahim and Davlish excelled against the best drivers from the Asia region.This is a big achievement for the sim racing community, as well as a step forward in the direction of further development of Esports in India.All at ESFI wish him the best of luck in his quest to win the championship, said Lokesh Suji, the Director of the Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.Artsmith-Concepts & Visions, one of the country's top sports and Esports specialized communications firms, and India's Leading Multiplex chain INOX continue to contribute to this prestigious tournament as the communications and venue partners of ESFI.

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