Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri seals second ‘O’ Plate karting title

Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri seals second ‘O’ Plate karting title
Rashid takes his second 'O' Plate kart title

Rashid takes his second ‘O’ Plate kart title

Rashid Al Dhaheri has made a great start to his 2015 season by claiming the prestigious Kartdrome O-Plate title for a second time in two years, and thus setting the stage for an intensive campaign in Italy starting on the weekend of 14 February in Adria.

The six year old Abu Dhabi schoolboy will participate in the 2015 Parolin Academy Championship and when time permits the ROK Cup Championship.

This will provide Rashid with big challenges in this next phase of his karting ‘career’ and part of his natural progression in the sport. The main objectives, set by his minders, for this season is to accumulate experience in Italy driving 60cc karts, facing tough race conditions in big fields, while discovering and mastering new race tracks.

Last year, his first in the highly competitive world of Italian karting, Rashid grew as a race driver as he progressed at an impressive rate and received widespread praise for his exploits from experts in the field.

Rashid likes to say that he is always “full gas” and this was also the case during the off-season. He underwent a regular development programme, working on his stamina through long sessions of practice at the wheel of his Parolin Micro Max. He drove around 1500 km mostly at Dubai Kartdrome and Al Forsan race tracks.

He also travelled to Europe to do winter training – experiencing rain and cold conditions – completing an estimated 800 km at Lonato, Lignano and Adria race tracks.

Most recently he took part in the O-Plate Race Day at the Dubai Kartdrome where he topped the Bambino Time Trials and took home his first trophy of the 2015 season.

Of the season ahead, his father Ali Al Dhaheri is quietly confident but accepts that things will not be any easier: “The nature of Rashid is to constantly improve his driving and this I am sure will continue. Remaining at the top will be the big challenge as this season he will face older rivals, with more experience.”

“The aim is to keep him focused, to work on his technique and develop race craft and extract the maximum every time he is out on track. He has already demonstrated to everybody that talent has no age boundaries. And as long as he is happy and enjoying himself then it is mission accomplished,” added Al Dhaheri senior.

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F1

How cool is this?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

Really amazing footage, specially at low speed corners at the chicane.. wow !!

A Drone faster than a MCL ๐Ÿค” 2020 won't be a good year for McLaren..

SUCH a cool shot! I want more of this!!! That poor McLaren was really waiting on the drone though! ๐Ÿ˜‚

I would love to build a copter that can easily keep up with F1 and shoot proper vid. If someone covers the costs that is ๐Ÿ˜‰

Drone shots would be good, but what happens when the signal fails and the drone drops on the track. Or theres a mechanical fault and the drone drops on track. Or the battery runs out and the drone drops on track.

That should be a sport! Drones racing around an F1 circuit. Did you see that cornering?

We need this type of footages live on race days. "Wheel to wheel" battles might look cool from this angles...

How can a drone keep up with an F1 engine? It's the most advanced technology in the history of the planet...comon...

Fantastic, it would be nice if it were broadcast like that. how exciting that sound. Beautiful MacLaren, and that sound, it's really good to hear

More impressed at the skills of the drone pilot ๐Ÿ˜‚

That needs to be how they cover the races on television. That is spectacular and definitely entertaining.

Carlos driving the McLaren...maybe Lando is driving the drone๐Ÿค”. McLaren's children are still playing, for sure๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I vote for drone cameras for the starting grid for lights out!

Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

Ive been flying drones over Open Wheelers for 3 years now. Just finished TRS 2020. We've done both live stream and record for post shows.

Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Be great if they added this as a live camera on race weekends

Wow! Would be great if they add this view while broadcasting.

How is this drone keeping up with the speed of a F1 car?! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿง

Paint that Halo BLUE!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

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24H Series

VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8's at:

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น: 1x 12H Monza,
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น: 1x 24H Portimao,
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ: 2x 24H Barcelona and
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France!

#thisisendurance #24HSERIES #12hmonza #24HPORTIMAO #9hpaulricard #24hbarcelona #12himola #24hseries2020
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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น: 1x 12H Monza,
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น: 1x 24H Portimao,
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ: 2x 24H Barcelona and
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series ๐Ÿ‘

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MotoGP

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Suzuki starts from maiden pole!
๐Ÿ’ข Sasaki tangles with Garcia!
๐Ÿ” Arbolino edges ahead!

Watch the eventful early exchanges as #Moto3 arrived at Misano in 2019!

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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

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