Dubai: Riberas takes top honours in NGK Racing Series with Hanna, Papantonis, Annivas and Taheri taking class wins

Dubai: Riberas takes top honours in NGK Racing Series with Hanna, Papantonis, Annivas and Taheri taking class wins


28 February 2015-Lechner Racing Porsche driver Alex Riberas took a dominant victory in the second race of the NGK Racing Series on day two of the UAE national race day double header at Dubai Autodrome on Saturday.

The Spaniard played second fiddle on Friday to Mark Patterson who won race one in the Dragon Racing Ferrari, but did the business on day two in the 10 laps sprint race.

Behind Riberas Patterson struggled early on in the race, but recovered to finish third, setting the fastest lap in the process, but could not reel in Leon Price in another Dragon Racing Ferrari whose consistency paid off and was rewarded with second place.

In Class 4 Tani Hanna led home Dragon Racing Ferrari teammates Quentin Wahl and Louis Dirrell, the top two slugging out all race long.

Costas Papantonis won Class 1 in his Gulf Petrochem SEAT, with Petr Valek second in his BMW.

It was double victory on the day for Gulf Petrochem as Alex Annivas scooped top prize in Class 2, and the race-within-a-race Clio Cup with Will Morrison and Lars Seistup second and third respectively. Meisam Taheri won Class 6 in his Toyota.

In other races held on the day Abdulaziz Binladen did the double by winning the UAE Sportbikes 600 Class on his Saudi Falcons Kawasaki, ahead of Yamaha rider Vladimir Ivanov in second and Honda mounted Mahmoud Tannir third.

KTM rider Steve Blackney won the 1000 Class invitational race, finishing ahead of Wesley Pearce on a Ducati.

Sergey Shalunov scored his maiden win at the Aurtodrome when he powered to victory in the Radical Middle East Cup race, beating the car shared by Sameh Al Qubaisi and Tarek Elgammal by 34 seconds, with third place going to the pairing of Richard Ardolino and Jordan Grogor.

Tejas Hirani won a closely fought Formula Gulf 1000 race, narrowly beating Ahemd Al Ghanim thanks to a last lap move which gave him the edge as they crossed the line, Mashur Bal Hejaila was third.

The next UAE national race day at Dubai Autodrome takes place on 20 March 2015.


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After 20 gripping laps, it all came down the final few metres! ⚔️

Watch the overtake which saw Álex Rins narrowly get the better of Marc Márquez! 🏁

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Awesome finish... Loved it

Just goes to prove the only lap you have to lead is the last one or in this case the last 10 metres. What an advert for Motogp Congrats Alex!

Not sure y am keep remembering Marco Simoncelli whenever am seeing Alex Rins. It was one hell of a day for Suzuki n team. Brilliant attack Alex

When Marquez points standings approaching world champion can not be pursued by other riders, then we will see extraordinary races like in Texas and Silverstone... Usually Marquez always dominates every race.

Beautiful... He know he can do it at the last corner...

Wasted! Marquez's rear slide followed by front slide ... no more grip. Rin's tires still gripping.

Marques again...marc is moto gp is marc

Magnifique coiffé sur la ligne d'arrivée 😂😂😂

I had to clap for the television, no words for the race Rins did, what a lesson for Marquez and all the others riders

Rossi, Lorenzo, Devizioso and now Rins, Marquez really needs to work on that last corner thing.

prachtig weer in de laatste bocht voorbij gekomen.

Awesome pass on the inside.

Magical move! 🥰

A move Marques would have been proud of.

And rins giving marques the side eye as he crossed the line!!! Well earned victory

That look at Marquez. Priceless.

This is what Moto GP is all about! Realistically, MM has the title sown up, but he's still willing to lay it all on the line to win races. I don't really have a favourite, I just have huge respect for all riders and what they bring to the sport! 🙏

Amazing race.. ee all cheered for you alex 😀

Yes 42INS!!

i had to shout when rins got the W..what a race..marq rear tire got skid a little & it turn out for open to rins..

One of the greatest finish ever!!!

Fantastic last couple of MotoGP races, brilliant win for Rins 🏁

2 right corner again for M.M

Two races in a row now where MM93 hasn’t managed his tires till the end and has lost it in the final stages. He used to be the best at that.

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