Shahin Nouri’s passion for motor sports has never been in doubt and is really holding his own.
Nouri, aka Fineboy Racing is a Swiss entrepreneur with a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. In 2009, Shahin moved to Nigeria to join his Nigerian wife, who made him love the country and made it his home.
Shahin joined the AIM Group where he took on the role of Group Executive Director, adding his experience to the existing businesses in the group-consulting, hospitality, media, internet services.
Having gotten involved in the different areas, Shahin became the CEO of Coollink and turned it into a successful Internet Service Provider (ISP) delivering Swiss-quality high-speed Internet and value added services across Nigeria.
With high-speed internet also came the passion for high-speed driving, a passion Shahin put to the test in 2013 and got hooked to the adrenaline rush that came from it. Shahin always believed in following his dreams and living his passion, a racing passion that he has always cherished from childhood, and so decided to take part in the Radical S3 Challenge in 2014. He won different races including the Britcar Dunlop 24Hr at Silverstone. Not only did Shahin discover his potential in racing but also the potential in the country that welcomed him, the country he now calls home, the country that named him Fineboy, Nigeria!
Shahin decided to drive for Nigeria, to become its ambassador in the racing world and to put the name, Nigeria, on the racing map, across Europe and the world. He decided to take the challenge one step further and went for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo European Championship in 2015 where he represented Nigeria. This was the first time Nigeria was ever mentioned in a car racing event. Shahin made sure it was constantly mentioned by coming back home with multiple wins and trophies.
Before the final race of the competition which took place in Valencia from December 2- 4, Shahin needed five points to beat the leading driver in his class. Not only did he gain the five points but he also ended first in the final race in first position, making him European champion and Vice World Champion of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo.
Shahin is back home in Lagos, with several other cups added to his collection and with the Nigerian flag flown across different European countries and on the podium of some of the best racetracks in the world!