Name: Jamal Ghandour

  • Nickname: Shlagem
  • Country: Lebanon 
  • Age: 36

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 (Middle East and North Africa)

Esports (SimRacing) Consultant for McLaren Shadow Project 2018 MENA (Middle East & North Africa).

His hobbies are reading, walking, karting, geeking and SimRacing.

SimRacing Hardware:

  • Obutto R3Volution cockpit and JCL-SimRacing Quad Monitor Stand
  • Wheel: SimQuip.NET OSW, MiGE 130ST-M10010 + AS-SimDesign MOMO Mod. 27/C Steering Wheel
  • Pedals: MPPC Pro Sim Pedals
  • Other: DSD short throw shifter, Logitech G27 shifter, DSD Race King, Recaro Pole Position Seat

SimRacing PC:

  • CPU: Intel i7-7700K
  • CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
  • COOLING: Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
  • RAM: G.Skill 16GB TridentZ RGB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • MOBO: Asus Maximus IX Hero
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200i
  • SSD: Samsung SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB
  • SSD: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2.5″ 250GB
  • HDD: Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM003 1TB x2
  • GPU: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition 11GB OC
  • DISPLAY: 3x Dell S2716DG, 27”, 16:9, WQHD (2560×1440) @144Hz, G-SYNC™
  • DISPLAY: 1x BenQ SE2231, 22”, LCD (1920×1080) @60HZ

SimRacing Games:

  • iRacing
  • Assetto Corsa (AC)
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC)
  • RaceRoom Racing Experience (R3E)
  • Project CARS (pCARS)
  • Project CARS 2 (pCARS2)
  • Automobilista (AMS)
  • rFactor/ rFactor 2 (rF/ rF2)
  • F1 201X
  • GTR/ GTR2
  • Motorsport Manager (MM)
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo (series)