Dubai 24h: Kuwaiti ace Khaled Al Mudhaf wins Dubai 24hr with Dragon Racing Ferrari 458 GT3

Dubai 24h: Kuwaiti ace Khaled Al Mudhaf wins Dubai 24hr with Dragon Racing Ferrari 458 GT3

2014 Pro-Am class Winners Dragon Racing on the Podium

Dubai, Sat 11th Jan, 2014 – Kuwaits ace number one racing driver Khaled Al Mudhaf performed faultlessly as he joined Dubai based Dragon Racing squad for the Dubai 24hrs, piloting the brand new 2014 Ferrari 458 Italia GT3. He joined up with Mohammed Jawa from Saudi Arabia and the teams resident driver Jordon Grogor along with Dubai based Fred Fatien.

This was the ninth year running of this annual 24hr race, it is regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the calendar, with the largest grids of over 80 cars starting the race this year.

His Highness Sheikh Juma Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum waved the UAE flag at 2:00 pm on Friday at Dubai Autodrome to flag off the cars competing in the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai, shortly after the entire grid stood for a minute of silence for race winner Sean Edwards, Allan Simonsen, and Khaled’s team also had thier own personal tribute on the car to support Michael Schumacher.

During the 24hr non-stop race Khaled’s Dragon Racing team, in car #888 completed 586 laps of the Autodrome International circuit and made a total of 19 pit stops over a time of 1hr 15s to achieve the win. The team were second fastest overall in that pit time, with the driver changeovers, tyres and refueling procedures, only 3 seconds off overall race winners Stadler Motorsport Porsche.

“I can’t believe it“, commented Khaled post-race. “We were targeting a clean finish with no impact damage and we wanted to keep our car out of any trouble, we never made initial plans for the win, but as we progressed through the hours, we all soon realized we had built up a credible pace with the other top cars in our class and we all felt very comfortable racing the car at that pace. We decided in the last remaining hours of the night to see if we could strategize for this and we made some adjustments in our calculations which worked out really well and put us in a good position, by daybreak this morning to start to push harder for the win”.

“By the time we looked at our watches in the morning we knew we had to take the chance and with a bit of luck and our fingers crossed we hoped we could dare to think about even being on the podium, let alone win the race, you can never relax and we were all tense as our competitors behind us and in front had seconds between us all, for the last few hours it was quiet a nail-biting experience for everyone.”

“I managed to complete about eight hours of driving in total, over both night and daytime and I have to admit the night shift stints were a little hair-raising at times as the track is in complete darkness and all you see are the headlights, closing speeds of the Ferrari compared to other class cars was challenging to get used to at first but after an hour you soon get comfortable and know what to expect after a while”.

“We didn’t have any accidents only a few body rubs which is to be expected and the car ran faultlessly but we were all shocked to learn of our sister car #88 withdrawal that was damaged heavily, so we owed it to all the guys to try to get the podium as we all had worked so hard to get here”.

Khaled completed a total of eight hours driving during the race and he and his team managed to set consistent fast laps around the 2m 5s mark, this time was the fastest lap time allowed by the cars in the Pro-Am class and was a crucial defining strategy for the class win. However the cars ahead in the Pro category were allowed to race as fast as possible and were lapping at least 5 seconds faster per lap.

I really want to thank my fellow drivers and the entire crew from Dragon Racing who made it all possible and my management team with whom I have worked so hard over the past years towards this aim, It’s a team effort and without them or the support network from friends and family it would not be possible to achieve such goals, so thank you,” commented an emotional Khaled after the race.

Khaled now has his sights set firmly on a repeat of the same success in further endurance races on the calendar aswell as European Le Mans Series and selected events such as Le Mans. Khaled aims to work with his management team to nurture other young racing drivers to take up the sport under a unique new driver management and training programme to be announced soon.

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7 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....

I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Awesome pictures!

Un genio muy buenos


Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

Nice to see Scott Redding giving him lesson <3 (y)

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike


Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

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9 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

#BritishGP 🇬🇧
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Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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12 hrs ago


Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

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More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

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Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

The unsung hero of F1 😁😂🍾

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