Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri takes two wins from two in Italy at the South Garda karting circuit

Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri takes two wins from two in Italy at the South Garda karting circuit
Two wins from two sees Rashid Al Dhaheri keep championship hopes alive

Two wins from two sees Rashid Al Dhaheri keep championship hopes alive

Young Emirati karting ace Rashid Al Dhaheri scored impressive wins at the famous South Garda kart track in Lonato, Italy and with it boosted his chances of claiming top spot in the highly competitive Parolin Academy Championship.

Lining up on a grid of boys between 7 and 10 years of age – wherein he is the youngest and also the only one of two from outside Europe. Al Dhaheri made no mistakes during the weekend in which he covered 250km of driving on track, including pre-race training.

Technical gremlins hampered the seven year old Abu Dhabi schoolboy in qualifying and as a result he would start the Pre-Final from third on the grid.

Race day morning was wet and the track very slippery, nevertheless despite the conditions Al Dhaheri topped the timing sheets with a confident display and thus signaled his intent ahead of the races on the day.

In the Pre-Final, held in dry conditions, Al Dhaheri wasted no time starting from third he managed a good starts and was soon in command of the race. He stayed at the front until the end to notch up his first win of the day.

In the all-important Final, it was business as usual. He again powered off the line to take an early lead, withstood some intense pressure but kept his cool until the chequered flag waved.

It was mission accomplished as he set the fastest lap of the race, banked maximum points with victory and kept his championship ambitions alive despite having missed out on the opening round of the Parolin Academy Championship – at the time of the opening round he was under seven years of age and thus ineligible to compete until round two by which point he had turned seven.

Rashid’s father Ali Al Dhaheri commented: “We are all very happy and satisfied after a tough weekend in which Rashid again excelled. Although he missed the first race of the season he has put himself in contention among the front runners in the Parolin Academy Championship. He is second in the points standings, trailing by 20 points with one round to go.”

“Rashid will be flying the UAE flag here in Italy for the final next month. It is an outside chance but anything can happened in motor racing and we should witness an exciting end to a tough championship where our boy has made his mark,” added Al Dhaheri senior.

Team manager Fausto Ippoliti said: “I am very satisfied with Rashid’s race weekend. I am especially impressed by the way Rashid managed his races, to keep cool under pressure and pull away from the pack.”

“Last but not least I was really amazed by Rashid topping the timing sheets in the warm-up session in wet and slippery conditions. It shows that this young driver is highly talented,” added Ippoliti.

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