The video and background of the race taking place in Cairo, 1947 is taken from Britishpathe:
The race was held on a twisty track laid in El Gezirah, a small island on the Nile in Cairo's residential district. Only 6000 spectators showed up on a sunny day, mostly sitting on the top rows of the stands, leaving the bottom ones unoccupied, probably by fear; the cars wore race numbers also in Arabic on the right side of the tail.
After heats won by Cortese and Taruffi, ten cars qualified for the final. Taruffi started in front from Cortese, Dusio and Ascari who overtook Dusio after ten laps. Towards the end of the race the nuts fixing the carburettor in Taruffi's car got loose and he had to slow down and was passed by Cortese and Ascari.
Cortese won and was awarded a cup of solid gold presented to him by King Farouk in person.