Jamal Ghandour

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Jamal Ghandour
Birthdate 17 January
Country Lb.png Lebanon
Nicknames Shlagem
Team SIMMSA Esports
Simulations iRacing
rFactor 2
Assetto Corsa
Series rFactor 2 P1M2C
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Team history
iRacing / rFactor 2
01/2016- Present


Jamal was born on January 17th, 1983 is an avid SimRacer and real-life racer. GT Academy International Finalist in Silverstone and Nissan works driver in 2014 Qualified to GT Academy regional finals twice Finished 3rd, August 2016, in iRacing – 24 Hours of Spa at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, with KB Motorsports driving the BMW Z4 GT3 Winner, 2014, “Gran Turismo 6” competition organized by KFC in Lebanon Winner, August 2001, "Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec” launch competition organized by Virgin Megastore in Lebanon Podium finishes, Sodi World Series (SWS) with GoKarts “Shlagem” the Lebanese rocket (dates back to 1996 GP2 era, his nickname is based on a cat name which does not have any meaning whatsoever). He is a clean, intelligent and consistent race driver. He holds a Master’s degree in Biology, is a Certified Programmer, is a teacher his daily life and is the creator of Sim Racing Middle East (SRME), a community platform to bring together SimRacers from the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) Jamal worked as a consultant to SIMMSA during the McLaren Shadow Project competitions and esports management 2018/2019. Member of the Lebanese Esports Committee Expert in SimRacing Hardware consultancy and solutions provider he builds simulator chassis and optimizes them as a side job.

His hobbies are building Computers, gaming, karting, geeking and SimRacing.


Rig & Seat Obutto R3Volution cockpit and JCL-SimRacing Quad Monitor Stand
Wheelbase SimQuip.NET OSW. MiGE 130ST-M10010
Wheelrim AS-SimDesign MOMO Mod. 27/C and G29 Rim for OSW
Pedals MPPC Pro Sim hydraulic Pedals
Shifter DSD short-throw shifter, modded TH8A gated shifter
Handbrake DIY progressive handmade Arduino Handbrake
Accessories DSD Race King, Recaro Pole Position Seat, ignition controls BB, M-spec shift light, custom-made BlackBox MK9 Pro Button Box
Monitor 3x Dell S2716DG, 27”, 1x BenQ SE2231.22"

Career results

P1M2C Series BMW M2-Cup Season 2020

(results for two races each raceday + bonus 3 special points who ends the race with a minimum race distance of 90% compared to the race winner.)

Season Team No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2020 SIMMSA Esports 13 25 21 13 9th 71