Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri ends his 2014 Italian karting season in style

Dubai: Rashid Al Dhaheri ends his 2014 Italian karting season in style

 

The Italian job complete with more silverware for young Rashid

The Italian job – complete with more silverware for young Rashid

JESOLO, ITALY, 28 OCTOBER 2014 – Rashid Al Dhaheri completed his 2014 season of karting in Italy with a successful weekend of competition during the the Academy Champion Kart Series International Grand Finals at Pista Azzura di Jesolo near Venice.

The six year old Abu Dhabi based schoolboy, rose to the challenges of the tight and technical track not far from the Adriatic coast, He was instantly on the pace from the moment practice began on Friday, and during the next two days set himself as the one to beat in the Baby Pre-Agonistica category for 6 to 8 year old drivers.

On the day of the Finals (Sunday) Al Dhaheri carried the UAE flag, as over 100 drivers from around the world took part in the official parade at the Pista Azzura. Since its opening in 1962 the venue has played host to some of the sport’s legends during their karting years on the journey to Formula 1, including the likes Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Riccardo Patrese, Michael Schumacher, Giancarlo Fisichella, Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton to name a few.

On race day, grid order was decided randomly with the UAE’s Little Alonso starting race one from the back of the grid in 17th. However this this did not deter him, but rather fired the youngster up, as he powered through the field. By mid-distance he was in second and chasing down the leader Christian Bertuca who had managed to edge out a useful lead, but in the end despite closing in at about a second a lap Al Dhaheri to settle for the runner-up spot by less than quarter of a second.

In Race 2, Al Dhaheri started from pole and from the moment the field was unleashed he seized the lead where he stayed until the end to claim a well controlled victory, ahead of his Ippoliti Racing teammate Valerio Rinicella who chased hard in second place.

Speaking at the end of three intense days, team manager Fausto Ippoliti said, “In his category Rashid was the boy to beat all weekend long. He improved with every session and most importantly he listened to his coach and mechanics. Delivering what he had to do and this is a great way for him and the team to end the season in Italy. He definitely made a name for himself here in junior karting and for us it is a pleasure to be part of his karting programme.”

Al Dhaheri returns to Abu Dhabi and is set to have a break before partaking in select UAE championship races, while a programme of kart racing is planned for the 2015 season.

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9 hrs ago

MotoGP

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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Redding and Iannone can beat Marquez they just don't get competitive bikes

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!

Amazing

Great performance by Pol & Scott at the end💪🏼..that was a cracker💥..

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 really..top material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

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

however Mac Marquez with his current performance does not have to be Marquez's best

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

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

now whrs redding? gone?

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Bring back Redding

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

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12 hrs ago

MotoGP

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! 💨

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Good Day all.

Encore! Encore! Do it again!

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

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.

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

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Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

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

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14 hrs ago

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“As you can see, I’m a bit high mileage” - 😂 - Bob’s funny! What a lucky guy - I’d give my right arm to work for F1❗️

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

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

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