SALAHUDDIN breaks world record in Bahrain drag racing finale

SALAHUDDIN breaks world record in Bahrain drag racing finale

Salah Salahuddin was the star of the evening, setting a new world record in the Street V8 category with a 8.45s down the quarter-mile

BIC-May 9th, The sixth and final round of the 2009/2010 Bahrain National Drag Racing Championship set the Bahrain International Circuit strip alight this past weekend, with more than 110 cars and motorbikes from Bahrain and across the GCC battling it out for pride and glory.

The event was organized by the Bahrain Drag Racing Club (BDRC), in cooperation with the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF) and ‘The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East’.

SMS Racing’s Bahraini racer Salah Salahuddin was the star of the evening, setting a new world record in the Street V8 category with a drive of 8.45secs down the quarter-mile drag racing track.

Salahuddin broke the previous record of 8.53secs, and with the new mark, claimed an impressive victory. Kuwaiti Mohammed Suleiman was second in 8.908secs, while Bahraini Khalid Saif finished third.

“Breaking the record is a great thing, but it was something very difficult to do,” Salahuddin commented.

“I knew that the car was fully equipped to run its best possible time, and I thank my team at SMS Racing and all its members: Majed Abdullah, Ahmad Alsiddi, Ahmed Darwish, Jaafar, Mohammed Sharif, Ibrahim Al Ansari, and Hassan. I also want to give special thanks to Joe Lepo, the BDRC and all those involved in the championship.”

In other categories, excitement reached its peak amongst the Pro Mods, especially in light of the tough competition between the remaining title contenders.

Bahraini Saad Al Murran won first place with a drive of 4.320secs, as he beat Rashid bin Tamim of the UAE in the final race. Bin Tamim had a time of 4.809secs. Bahrain’s Tariq Al Hadi came third.

In the Outlaw 10.5 category, Kuwaiti Turki Al Hammadi claimed the victory ahead of Salahuddin. Al Hammadi had a time of 7.230secs in the final, while Salahuddin had a mark of 7.384secs. Kuwait’s Abdulla Shatti was third.

Mohammed Saleh was the hero of the Street FWD. He took first place in 10.829secs, while Adel Hassan was second in 11.229secs. Abbas Saleh was third in the category.

Jamal Ibrahim snatched the victory in the Street RWD. He registered a time of 11.496secs in his win, and was followed in second place by Sayed Ahmed Alawi who recorded a mark of 11.576secs. Salman Mohammed was third.

In the Super Street FWD, Jassim Qambar won first place in a time of 9.442 seconds. Mohammed Abdul Ridha was second in 9.780secs, while Ali Moussa came third.

Mohammed Chakib won the Super Street RWD. He registered a time of 8.974secs in the final showdown, which he won against Yousuf Zayani who had a 14.491secs finishing mark. Salman Taqi came third.

Kuwaiti Mohammed Ismail took the victory in the Super Street V8 class. He finished the final in 9.077secs, beating countryman Talal Bin Eidan who finished in 9.086secs. Bahraini Saleh Mohammed came third.

In the Competition 7.5 category, Bahraini Adel Shajji won first place in 7.655secs. Taking second was Saudi Arabian driver Hisham Al Mulla in 7.449secs, while third place went to Bahraini Mohammed Hussain.

Adel Salem managed to claim the victory in the Outlaw FWD with a time of 9.562secs. Bahraini Abdul Rahman bin Hasher was second, while Yousuf Zayani came third.

Zayani then came first in the Outlaw RWD. He had a mark of 8.325secs in the final, beating Bahraini Mohammed Hajji. In third was Ibrahim Kanoo.

There was also plenty of high octane action in the three motorbikes categories of the round.

In the Street Bike, Khaled Al Dossari won in 8.737secs, while Kuwaiti Ali Jacob finished second in 9.020secs. Kuwaiti Mahdi Al Sarraf came third.

In the Super Street Bike, Saudi Arabia’s Hattan Abadi was the winner in 8.082secs, while countryman Mishari Turki was second in 8.911secs. Another Saudi, Mazen Mindura, came third.

In the Pro Bike class, Saudi Arabia’s Ahmed Al Niklan was the victor in 9.146secs. Kuwaiti Hassan Bu Aymeen was second in 9.589secs, while Kuwaiti Mohammed Alyageth finished third.

The winners of each race were presented their trophies by officials from the circuit, BDRC and BMF.

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That was a vicious highside I'm glad they both came out ok

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Meet Yan Ting - an F1 volunteer in Singapore for ten years 😊

One of hundreds helping F1 run safely and smoothly every year 👊
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Heck I'd volunteer as well. So you don't get paid with money. You get paid with the excitement of being part of the greatest sport and just plain fun.

I would volunteer... What a privilege to be a part of this amazing sport and to have the chance to get so close to the action. Everyone appreciates all of the hard work they do in all weathers and if they didn't love it they wouldn't do it... Thanks to everyone who helps to keep the sport that I love going ❤️🏁🏁🏁

Considering the volume of comments complaining they don’t get paid you don’t hear volunteers complaining. They do it for the love of Motorsport and the chance in some small way to be involved. Not everything has to be about money!

I just don't get it. F1 is a multi million if not billion £ business. So why don't theses fantastic people get paid? Without them there would be no F1. Don't treat people's passion as an excuse to use and not pay them for their very important work. Am I wrong?

Singapore F1 has the greatest staff & so friendly

The very fact that F1 moves so many millions, and there are unpaid volunteers workers sickens me to be honest. Selling people the idea that by volunteering, they are doing good, they have a super opportunity, post their face on social media, making them feel special, and saving yourself the wagesnin the process sickens me.I love watching the races, the tech etc, but F1 shame on you. I'm pretty sure there is no one in the F1 scene short of a few quid, and I'm pretty sure that some of these volunteers would most definitely appreciate the money as well as the chance to work on the circuit. Everything isn't about the money unless your a capitalist company making money off the backs of others. Shame on you f1

For everyone complaining about the free labor. Its VOLUNTEER work not like it's against anyone's will. Secondly volunteer for a race sometime and you will understand the point. I volunteer for the pikes peak hill climb every year. I get to experience a badass event for a little work while others are paying $180+ for the same experience. A little free work is well worth it.

Why are people complaining about money? They are volunteers not slave. I volunteered at the Montreal tennis tournament for over 10 years. Doing office work. I got to watch all the matches for free and got to meet/talk to all kinds of players like Agassi, Graf, Hingis and Federer. It was fun. I’m guessing the people volunteering at the race gets to watch F1 for free and see/hear the cars up close. For any race fan that is just priceless.

It is impossible to not get paid, unless you do work for a non profit organization. I'm very sure the "volunteer" name is just that, a name, I refuse to believe F1 is exploiting human workforce to save some bucks.

I'd bang Yan Ting I'd have her panting #yeahman

I agree...why can’t F1 pay these people. We lost one volunteer due to an accident at the Montreal F1 a few years ago. Is it worth volunteering for nothing and risking your life?

Why does F1 even need volunteers when you are willing to spend endless piles of money on everything else? Props to the people who do it but when you charge 5k for Paddock Club tickets it seems to me you could do with paying all these wonderful people for their work...

Singapore GP is the best one I have been to. Vietnam is next on my list as I have fancied a holiday there for a while but will take me a few years to save enough money.

Why is everyone so outraged that the volunteers don’t get paid? People travel all over the world for some events and this is something they’re willing to do as a hobby/do it in their spare time. I’ve been doing it for a year now and did this years Singapore Grand Prix. I would always volunteer to do this as it is an absolute privilege to be officiating at such an awesome event. The organisers always look after us so well with meals and nice souvenirs. So for those that are outraged by it. Maybe you should come join us sometime.

She speaks pretty well. Of course her accent is really hearable, but her grammar is on a high level!

With the money the sport brings in they should be payed.

Those idiots that run F1 should pay these people, sky and channel 4 pay their team money.. loads I imagine.. probably don’t get even a Christmas box

Do they get paid for their work? because the tickets are very expensive

More on these behind the scenes people they're also very important 😎

Really enjoyed my days in timing and scoring.

That’s amazing! So jealous she gets to work on track !

I wonder why no one sponsors them.🤔. Plenty of space for logos on their overalls. Might earn themselves a few quid too.

Many people asked ...."Why do you still officiate/volunteer? .. Do they pay you? "......If you have to ask, you simply won’t understand

Nice one for a toughest race in F1

👏👏👏for japanese volunteers!!!!!

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I cant wait to see what the new honda will look like....

Unfortunately in Brazil we will not be able to see this top bike this year, the closed TV channel that was broadcasting did not renew and we ended up staying at a loss !!! Too bad for Moto Gp lovers in Brazil, last year without a super bike and this year without a Moto Gp !!! What the hell!!!

Je ne trouve pas qu il y est de grand changement une écriture en noir a la place du blanc . Ducati fait du Honda . Les couleur de pramac était belle

That's the least Ducati looking Ducati I have ever seen.....

Killer look! Love it! 😎 great job! It has been the most 'non traditional looking' bike and it's getting more and more different and high tech looking.

Should’ve been Miller with Dovi. Much better rider on the second rate bike, would smash it on the factory bike. Typical euro decision

Great looking bike, a pity you don't have a rider to exploit its full potential. Jack Miller would fill that requirement perfectly.

Amazing, Ducati fan here but hope we have a good season this year. Im more on, close competition and pushing the skill and other bikes to the limits. That's more exciting keeping my *ss on my couch.

Awesome lookin bikes, Hope their up the pointy end more often but with 43 on the front 🇦🇺

Looks more WSB than Moto gp. Sponsors looking crowded and messy. Also needs more white. Just my opinion but it's a shame as it used to be the best looking bike and the best colour.

A top innovative team with mediocre riders. Always poor rider choices who can win few races but not championship. Give this bike to Bagnaia/Miller and see the magic. The biggest mistake was getting rid of Lorenzo.

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Look great but I don’t think the 2 of them together can catch. 93

Ducats is under VW motors so it's Germany machine & Italian passion design qual to super straight line speed, hopefully they worked on the cornering speed so well

Looking forward to the Honda v Ducati battle again.Amazing to watch,great TV.

So looking forward to the start of the new season 😁😁

Bikes look amazing...So do the performance....Pity that Ducati doesn't have a championship winning rider...🤕🤕..

It’s the same as last year, the year before, and every other year.

Red and white has become red and black really. I don't like the tail section, it can be more sleeker.

Essas Ducatti estão tops é só esperar o show✊

L avant de lla moto est bien plus affûté

la seule chose visible qui a changé c'est les couleurs du casque de Dovi 😉

Linda che, aunqe para mi nunca superara en el aspecto visual a la gp7 u 8

Bonsoir je voudrais savoir si le Moto GP est toujours diffusé sur Canal+ cette année

Go Dovi all MotoGP fans support you for win MotoGP titles and we so boring watch marq win the boring titles

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It took a strong showing from Ricky Brabec in a tough race as he became the first American to win the Dakar in the Bike category 🇺🇸

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Pleased that organizers are making changes to the 2021 event. The pace was too fast this year resulting in many accidents, injuries and at least one death.

What a great rally! Really enjoyed it, especially watching Ricky finally win it! Also never knew Saudi had such a stunning scenery.

Alot of ups and downs this year but definitely a great year watching from the couch! Want to thank my sponsor lazy boy 🤣

Unbelievable impressions of one of the most fantastic and dramatic Dakars ever! They leave one speechless.

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Such grueling conditions day after day. The scenery is magnificent. The video production can not be beat. Just spectacle to watch.

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Ça roule fort!!! magnifique 😍

Nice Honda, after 31 years come back with Ricky Brabec,

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RIP Paulo.

Wonderful 😎👍😎👍😎👍


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Great year..

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