From Muscat, Oman, Khalid races under his lucky number, 8. With karting experience in the Rotax Max Challenge, he joined Formula 4 South East Asia 2016 at Event 2 in the Philippines where he qualified on pole for race 6 in his formula car debut. Unfortunately the race was subsequently cancelled due to Typhoon Karen, but Khalid will have the chance to catch up with seven races at Event 5 in Buriram.
Khalid showed well in Sepang at Event 4 and his comments on the challenging track were: “Compared to Sentul (Indonesia) and Clark (Philippines) I really like the Sepang Circuit. It has a lot of fast flowing corners. Every corner almost has a straight after it and you need to maintain a good pace on the exits, otherwise you can lose a lot of time. I really like the characteristics of the track and my favourite corners have to be the sweeping flatout Turns 5 and 6.”