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Karim Al-Azhari

Celebrating 22 Years of Porsche Club UAE gives this founding member motivation to offer old and new members some exciting events for the 2020/2021 season. Look for the great road tours and family days out around the Emirates and the educational Porsche Driving Experience days at the YAS F1 Circuit in Abu-Dhabi, Wet Dynamic Handling Events & the new for Precision Driving Experiences. When not busy with the Porsche Club, UAE. Karim can be found racing nationally & internationally.

Porsche Collection: 991 GT2RS 2019, Carrera GT 2005, 996 GT2 2003, 993 Turbo 1998, 993 Turbo 1997, 993 Turbo 1997, 965 Turbo 3.6, 964 Turbo 1991, 930 SE "Flachbau" Turbo Cabriolet 1989, 930 Targa 1988, 930 "Flachbau" Coupe 1988, 930 Coupe 1987, 1988 944 Turbo S, 911 WTL Cabriolet 1986, 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0 1977, 356 Speedster Zagato.

Others: Mercedes SLS Black-Series 2014, Ford Raptor 2018, Mc Laren Mercedes SLR Cabriolet 2008, Mercedes 190 Evolution II 1991, Mercedes E500 Limited 1995, Lamborghini LP640 2007, Mercedes 600 Pullman 1967,

Shahid Baloch
Vice President

Shahid A. Baloch has been a Porsche enthusiast since he was a teenager.

He joined the Club soon after its founding with his first Porsche, a 993 which he enjoyed for 8 years.

He joined the committee in 2002 and is involved in all aspects of the club's activities with a special focus on organizing drive events.

He currently owns a 991 GT3 RS, which he fondly refers to as "The Flame" , an amazing 993 Carrera 4S and a 981 Boxster.

Martin Baerschmidt
Motorsports Director

Martin first experienced Porsche in Australia, his home country at the age of 16, in a 964 C2 as a passenger ride on curvaceous country roads. He later spent a full day at the importers track day in 1990, testing 968, 928 and the then innovative C2 with tiptronic.

Martin heads the Motorsport Department and has been actively involved with all events and the committee since 2000, when he owned a 986 Boxster.

Martin has a 997 GT3 in his collection, proudly sitting next to his previous car, a Mark 1 996 GT3, a 991 GT3 RS and a Cayenne Hybrid.

He is looking forward to the 2020/2021 Porsche Club UAE season, the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the growing impetus for track days and motorsport.

Chris Plett
Club Secretary

Chris first joined in 2012 with a 2009 Cayenne GTS and quickly moved up to a Carrera 997. He enjoyed many events and was always around to take photos of all the fantastic cars.

Having the Porsche bug from a young age, he was excited to get his hands on his current car, a 991 GT3.

Mohammed Al Maimani
Public Relations Manager

Mohammed has been part of Porsche club since 2014. Being from a younger generation, his role is to inspire fresh ideas keeping our members intrigued.

After getting a taste of motor racing at the tender age of 10, he has been hooked since. He frequents go-karting tracks around the world and enjoys taking part in the Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship.

He aspires to one day pursue a career in motor racing.

Currently owns a 991 GT3 & Cayenne GTS.

Bashar Mardini
Treasurer & Motorsports Operation Manager

Bashar joined the club in 2005 when he first joined the Porsche family with his 2005 Carrera S.

After enjoying several years of road tours, track days and social outings he left Dubai on a 2 year hiatus to the USA.

Upon returning, he rejoined the club as a member and has been enjoying every event and outing since, as well as beginning his motorsport career which he largely credits the Club for incubating. Bashar is the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia Champion.

Currently owning a Cayenne S and a 991.2 GT3.

Juergen Heneka
Events Manager

After experienced basic safety driving trainings mainly on Hockenheimring in the 90’s and afterwards joining Driving Experiences from Basic till Professional Level for many years, he decided to realize his youth dream and bought his first 996 Porsche Carrera within his second year living in UAE in 2009.

Eight months later he made his second dream to reality and bought a white 997 Carrera 4S (2nd generation), which has been replaced with his beautiful white (991) 911 GT3

Juergen joined the Porsche Club since he wished to be in a professional environment with sympathetic members, a superb Committee and a variety of excellent driving events / road tours and social activities.

The combination of driving a Porsche Carrera, being active in the Porsche Club UAE with all it’s widespread activities, driving on one of the world’s best Racetrack (YAS) , and to experience the gorgeous Road trips through the UAE-desert & mountains, is something which can hardly be described with words…….. this needs to be experienced!

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