Iran to host rally races for Muslim women

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TEHRAN — A rally competition for women from Muslim countries will be held this year in the city of Tabriz in northwestern Iran, the CEO of the Iranian Motorcycle and Automobile Federation announced on Sunday.

Iran has been chosen as the host country for the event, which is to be held in September, Mehr said quoting Mahmoud Seydanlou, the head of the Iranian Motorcycle and Automobile Federation.

Negotiations with the President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile-FIA) were successful, and Tabriz was selected to host the competition due to its status as the Islamic capital of tourism in 2018, said he added.

After years of hiatus, Iran will also host a rally round in the Middle East this year, Seydanlou added.

Iran will also hold a series of motocross competitions approved by the Asian Automobile Federation, he added.

“Iran and a number of neighboring and Asian countries cannot participate in Formula 1 and Formula 2 car races, which is why the Asian Automobile Federation has given the possibility to each of these countries, including the Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey, to host every round of these regional level competitions,” he added.

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