bin Laden joins the BSB grid

Scott Smart joined by Abdul aziz bin Laden to campaign Ducati 1199 Panigales in the British Superbike championship

Posted: 22 February 2012
by Visordown News
bin Laden in British Superbikes

A MEMBER of the bin Laden family is joining British Superbikes in 2012.

Saudi Arabian racer Abdul aziz bin Laden will join Scott Smart, racing a Ducati 1199 Panigale with the Moto Rapido team in the top flight.

Abdul aziz bin Laden is a two-time United Arab Emirates superbike champion. His family run the Saudi Binladen Group (SBG), a global oil conglomerate, grossing over £3 billion pounds anually.

Abdul aziz is a a third-generation member of the bin Laden family, Osama bin Laden was a second-generation member - disowned by the family in 1994 after speaking out against the US preparations for the Gulf War.

Abdul aziz bin Laden competed in a handful of Superstock 1000 rounds last year on a BMW S10000RR and said: “I’m very proud to take part in BSB for what Saudi Falcons see as the fastest-growing Superbike series in the world."

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Posted: 22/02/2012 at 11:07

Good luck to him

just because he bears the same name as a madman doesn't mean we should judge him with the same yard stick

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 14:05

No exactly right Ken. We wish him all the best.

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 15:16

Good luck to him. It also adds another nationality to the championship which is already great to see.

P.S. I really hope they sell Binladen t-shirts.

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 17:49

Sounds like someone that may encourage further investment in BSB. Good luck to him.

Posted: 22/02/2012 at 17:49

Yep fair play to the bloke, treat an individual as an individual. With the money going into his family he could be wrapped in cotton wool and sit happily minted, but he doesn't, he's coming to cold england to ride a bike around some of the best tracks in the world. Fair play to him!

Posted: 24/02/2012 at 08:40


Aki
I didn't even know the UAE had a super bike championship? Can't think why a BSB squad would be interested in a UAE rider and member of a family that owns a £3,000,000,000 oil business? LOL :-D

Posted: 28/02/2012 at 14:12

Abdul has been racing in the Qatar International Road Race Championships, he was fast! Fortunatly I have a press pass for the magnificent Losail MotoGP Circuit so you can see him in action here

http://www.demotix.com/news/1003411/qatar-international-road-racing-championships-bike-practice-round-3?destination=search/context

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:10

Wait... what? He's ACTUALLY related to Osama?

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 13:11

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