Nigeria’s Shahin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

Nigeria’s Shahin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

Unknown to many, the Nigerian flag has been flying all-over Europe as the country’s sole athlete in Motor Sport continues to make the podium finish.

Shahin Nouri, aka Fineboy Racing, is a Switzerland born motor racer who opted to represent Nigeria in the relatively expensive sport.

Nigeria’s Shahin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

Shahin Nouri celebrates his European Series' victory

At the just concluded European championships in Valencia, the 39-year-old made remarkable come-from-behind to dust five other top challengers ahead of him to win the three-day tournament and also become the vice world champion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.

Nigeria’s Shahin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

Shahin Nouri lifts his trophy at the podium in Valencia Spain on December 4, 2016.

This was the first time Nigeria was ever mentioned in a car racing event as he made sure it was constantly mentioned by coming back home with multiple wins and cups.

Shahin moved to Nigeria to join his wife Tatiana who made him love the country and made it his home.

“For me, Nigeria is one of the most lovely places around the world. It was not difficult for me at all in choosing the country to represent. Most thanks to my wife who brought me to the country and sincerely I have never regretted it,” he told NAIJ.com Sports.

Nigeria’s Shanin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

The Swiss born in colours of Nigeria in his car

Nigerian flag flown across different European countries and on the podium of some of the best racetracks in the world but has assured that he is currently main efforts to establish a racing academy in Nigeria.

“It’s one of my priorities,” he continued. “We are planning on establishing an academy in Lagos or possibly Abuja. I see there are lots of talents in this country and we could get top class motor racers who could compete with the likes of Nico Roseberg.

More photos below:

Nigeria’s Shanin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

The 39-year-old looks so fulfilled having won another recent tournament.

Nigeria’s Shanin Nouri shocks the world to become vice world champion in Motor Sport

A.k.a Fineboy Racing getting prepared for a race

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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