Five-year-old Egyptian rally driver’s son takes the wheel NewsFunda

Mansour Tarek. (Reuters Photo)

CAIRO: Egyptian

Mansour Tarek

hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a professional


driver when he’s older.

Aged just five, he is already on the track.

At an amateur rally in the desert on the outskirts of


last weekend, Tarek clocked a time of just over four minutes as he navigated hollows and hillocks on a desert course on the outskirts of Cairo in an open-sided buggy.

The winner came in at 1 minute 48 seconds.

“I jumped and I turned the wheel like this,” Tarek said, smiling from the driver’s seat after completing the race.

Tarek’s father and co-pilot,

Tarek el-Erian

, said his priority was taking care of his son’s safety by ensuring he has the right equipment and a small car that is easily operated.

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