GMC signs UAE motocross champion, Mohammed Al Balooshi, as Brand Ambassador
GMC has signed up motocross athlete, Mohammed Al Balooshi, as its new Middle East brand ambassador.
The news comes at the beginning of a year that has seen the UAE’s Al Balooshi successfully complete his second consecutive Dakar Rally (6-17th January) in South America. The Emirati rider was the only Arab to reach the event’s finish line, placing him among the very exclusive elite of riders worldwide who managed to complete the rally and cementing his reputation as one of the best motorsport stars in the Middle East.
Named the Best Athlete in the UAE by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sport Award, Al Balooshi became the first Arab to win a world title in a FIM off-road series by clinching the 2018 FIM Bajas World Cup.
Even before his 2018 successes, Al Balooshi was already one of the most well-respected names in world cross-country motorbike rallying, where he has been competing in extreme sports for almost two decades. Al Balooshi takes his status as a role model to younger generations seriously and teaches youngsters to ride at his MX Academy in the UAE.
GMC has a long legacy in the Middle East, first entering the market over 92 years ago with 4×4 and 6×6 vehicles specifically developed for desert driving.