Dubai: Triller takes victory in NGK Racing Series at Dubai Autodrome

Dubai: Triller takes victory in NGK Racing Series at Dubai Autodrome
Leon Price (Ferrari) versus Wolfgang Triller (Porsche ) in the NGK Racing Series

Leon Price (Ferrari) versus Wolfgang Triller (Porsche ) in the NGK Racing Series

Weekend action from NGK Racing Series, UAE Superbikes, Radical Middle East Cup and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East

Dubai, UAE, 30 January, 2016: Wolfgang Triller powered to overall victory in both the NGK Racing Series races in his TriSpa Porsche GT3 at the Dubai Autodrome, with second place going to Leon Price in his Dragon Racing Ferrari 458.

There was little to separate the pair all day, with Price running Triller close in the first race and then appeared to have the better of the Porsche driver in Race 2 but a mistake cost him time and allowed the Porsche driver to claim the double on the day. Price nevertheless set the best lap time of the day.

In Class 1, Costas Papantonis posted two victories in his Gulf Petrochem SEAT, as did Alqassim Hamidaddin who bagged both wins in Class 2 at the wheel of his Honda Civic.

Reigning Clio Cup champion Alexandros Annivas was untouchable in the Gulf PetroChem Renault Clio in both races, with Colin Boyle in second and Thierry Seys third in both races.

William Martin was third overall in the second Dragon Racing entered Ferrari 458. Multiple UAE champion Costas Papantonis won Class 1 at the wheel of his Gulf PetroChem SEAT Leon Super Copa, with Peter England second in class in a Vauxhaul Astra.

Aqassim Hamidaddin won Class 2 to in his Honda Civic, with Alexandros Annivas second in class, but doing enough to take top spot in the Clio Cup category, ahead of Colin Boyle and Thierry Seys.

After dominating the two UAE Sportbike races on day one, Kawasaki rider Abdulaziz Binladen was again unstoppable, winning twice and with it bagging maximum points on all four rounds held on the weekend.

It was a remarkable two days for the Saudi Falcons rider who said, “I want to thank my crew and sponsors for a great bike this weekend. It was windy and slippery, so there were some challenges, but I can say that we had the pace and with that we made it happen. I am very happy.”

Kawasaki rider Ahmed Almuyni and Mahmoud Tannir on a Honda scrapped throughout the weekend, and finished second and third respectively in both races on the final day.

Yamaha rider Kris Murphy was top rookie in the first race, but Friday’s big winner Leigh Young, also on a Yamaha, bounced back from a DNF in Race 1 to claim victory in Race 2.

Richard Ardolino drove to impressive and controlled win in the Radical Middle East Cup mini-enduro race by a 17 seconds margin over Julian Griffin who was next across the line -the pair doing the race solo.

As they crossed the finish line at the end of 45 minutes of racing, second placed Griffin was 0.787 of a second ahead of the car shared Paulo Necchi and Catalin Voicu.

Friday race winners Ludovic Loffreda and Romain Lutter were fifth this time out.

Al Nabooda Racing driver Jeffrey Schmidt turned the disappointment of a first lap collision, in Race 1 on Friday, into the joy of victory when he took first place in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

Schmidt controlled the race to score his seventh win in eight starts, claiming the fastest lap of the race too, and thus extending his lead in the championship standings.

Behind him Charlie Frijns chased hard in the Frijns Structural Steel backed car, but had to settle for second with Friday’s race winner Ryan Cullen, in third, pushing him hard all the way to the finish line.

 

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Get well soon Dovi !! ... See Less

27 minutes ago

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Less than ecstatic after the race 👊

P2 for Marc Márquez on the day but P1 in the championship 💪

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Amazing race by amazing pilots.

I love the whole sportsman ships these racers have for each other, 1 of the reasons to love Motogp ❤

The only time he talks about how good points are for the championship is when he loses in a race for 1st place

What a fantastic young man. So sad that some supposed MotoGP fans can't see beyond their hateful bias against him. Ultimately blamed himself for making a mistake on the last corner, acknowledged Rins race craft for remaining in second, and disappointed that Dovi crashed out - what more do you want?

Congrats MM u did very well fighting off Rins but at the end Rins was the winner. Well deserved win. Lets bounce back with the next race. Sad about Dovi hope he is doing ok.

congratulations Alex Rins you made my day

Well done 42 rins ya dancer 😃😃😃💪👍

He seemed ok to me in that interview. Was a great race from start to finish.

One of the best race ever

MM i Love you 💙

😘😘😘

BURNERS OF ANO ... IN THE FAMILY .... THE BROTHER THAT WAS SOLD ... LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL SLEEPING ... 😂😂😂😂

Spoilt child. He was at max for too long and wiped out his tyres, whereas Rins never looked anything other than at ease and riding within himself which kept his tyres fresh so he could get drive out of the final corner. Marc shot his tyres hence why he nearly lost it coming through Woodcote and why he had to throttle back and had no traction.

New era god of MotoGP!

❤️❤️❤️

🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

Glad to see mm eat some humble pie

Chris Hill

+ 78 campione ✌💪🏁

Bastien Lukasik Maxence Tout Court Bastien Toucour 1.39min " I TRY TO PUSH !!

There are some very bitter Rossi fans on here lol. Shame for Dovi as that's the championship more or less finished for this year.

Il perd le sourire ? 😂

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2 hrs ago

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What a dramatic start we saw at Silverstone! 😱

Thankfully, Fabio Quartararo and Andrea Dovizioso were able to walk away from this scary crash! 💥

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Hope Dovi will be fine 🤕

That was vicious. No life threatening injuries? Good day. Thank god for quality equipment.

Hope both riders are ok wish them both a speedy recovery

Wishing Dovi a speedy recovery.

Dovi is out of luck this season. So sad to see a competitive rider ruling out of the race.

Absolutely horrific. Was anxious to see if Dovi got up. Thankfully he did. Wishing both riders swift recovery.

I hope Fabio and Dovi are both okay

I was right next to this incident, both Dovi and Fabio were limping as they walked away, hope both are ok, what a fantastic race, Rins and Marc in a dogfight to the end, top day !!

Did anybody know if they have injuries?

Quel dommage pour ces deux superbes pilotes! #20

A very dangerous game yet we love it soooo much. Thanks to all rider who deliver a very competitive race every year. Dovi n Fabio, speed recovery please. I believe anyone who sit on that situation cant avoid hitting the loose bike.

Was scary was right in front of us 😱🏍❤️

Athleticism of MotoGP riders are amazing.. be safe.

Get well soon.. A big thanks to Quart and Dovi, Rossi got the 4th or else he will be 6th 😂

Dovi was lucky to walk away from that .

Hope Dovi is ok and back racing real soon

Dovi lost his memory after the crash.. 😢

I just hope that Dovi is okay that was a terrible thing to watch.

In situations where dovi needs the most points 😱

Never nice to see anyone hit the tarmac that hard. I think it could’ve been a proper scrap at the front if they had both been in the mix

Unlucky that's only an expression thoug ☺ but they're desire a luck to fulfilling their achievement

Why did his bike catch fire, very unusual. Just one of those things.

Any update news from medic about dovi's situation?

The problem started with Rins who had to brake and almost lost The front.

Both walking away? Dovi was on the brancard and in the hospital.

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2 hrs ago

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"I've beaten two legends: Rossi in Texas and Marquez today" - Alex Rins

Hear his reaction after his impressive last corner win yesterday! 🏆

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Well done for a well deserved win! But to be a real champion, you Need to be the best more consistently.

Rins, you were great, you got everything out of the bike. in the curves you were flying with Suzuki. You are always in our hearts, great champion.

Spectacular effort, congratulations on an awesome win.

A fantastic demonstration of race craft by Rins. A brilliant race. Congratulations.

You are so beautiful, Amy

Well done mate a great ride.

Congratulations to Rins and Suzuki can’t wait to see the Suzuki boys at Phillip island 🌴

A superb race Alex. Once more, Congratulations. You certainly deserve them. A remarkable finish and fight till the finish line. This is what Moto GP should be all about. Great job 😉

A fantastic rider with an amazing machine!!! Congratulations Álex Rins!!!

Congratulations

Congrats Alex!!

Be great to see suzuki up near the top👍. He's a talented rider.

So, MM can be beaten at his own game. Every dog has its day.

Félicitations. Superbe dépassement dans le finish. Moi j'adore le regarder car il a un style de pilotage assez particulier. Il est très droit sur la moto. On a l'impression qu'il force pas. 😁

Good to see marquez not on the top step this time. Congratulations Rins! Shame for Dovi.

One fact he gracefully accepts there are only two legends on the current grid: "I've beaten two legends: Rossi in Texas and Marquez today"

Credit where it's due, great ride. The Suzuki is where Yamaha should be.

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Congratulations Rins👏👏💪

You are amazing and i mean not only as a rider but as a person TODA GAS

Love this guy so honest not like MM93

And the coverage kept showing the yamaha pit why

During the race Rin's was definitely by far the better rider💪🏼+ the bike Suzuki performed well under pressure 🔥..

Yamaha m1, factory team need to replace Rossi, to progress, That's from a top Rossi fan.

Il lui as mis sa dose au Marquez. 2 gp de suite qu'il se fait cramer 😂😂😂 #marqueznecongelepluslecarburant

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15 hrs ago

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I would say Williams for the most reliability and focused pit crew. They're only left to improve on pace.

I'm a Mercedes fan but have to say McLaren have done an amazing job this year considering their performance over the last few years.

McLaren has impressed the most because last season they where horrible and now they are best of the rest. Also Red Bull and Honda seem to be a nice match, would love to see Max finish what Jos started with Honda. Most disappointing this season are Haas and Renault. Renault because they wanted to close the gap to the top 3, but right now they are 6th. And they are the only unreliable engine in the field right now. Haas is having a horrible season, they seem to be getting worse during the season instead of improving.

Good to see that McLaren is performing well. I'm sure the team's ability to improve will be remarkable with every race from now on.

Must say McLaren, with the team spirit that they have, and results they managed to achieve... Definitely my favourites this season.

Williams have had the worst start to an F1 team in history. And I think with their tiny budget and willpower, the amount they’ve improved is impressive. They’re still far behind but I hope to see them fighting for podiums in 2021

If Bruce was still here he would be proud of his team. Mclaren improved the most.

McLaren. Consistent development and improvement over the season so far. Alfa Romeo has been somewhat of a surprise also.

Being on top is one thing but staying at the top is the art of the game. Kudos to Mercedes for getting it right so far.... #WeMakeItLookEasy

Ferrari have been the most impressive, from being the slowest manufacturer in 2014 to being a reasonable threat and smashing McLaren and Williams comprehensibly. McLaren and Williams should just pack their bags and go home, Ferrari have nailed their coffin shut and it can be considered karma for their various indiscretions in 1990 (senna wiping out prost), 1994, 1997 (Villeneuve incident), 1998, 1999, 2007 (spygate), 2008... The British public couldn't care less about McLaren or Williams they only support whatever "British" team is winning, in this case Mercedes

I’m super impressed with Toro Rosso, hard to believe this is the old Minardi team where both their drivers exceeded all expectations!!

Ferrari fan for life, but McLaren have done an incredible job so far, considering how far back they were

Redbull and Honda engineering. The aerodynamic has been sorted and the engine now also reliable. Watch that space, they could challenge for the title next year!

None the sport is finished and I've followed the sport since the early 80s

Mclaren, they have made a huge turn around this season. With andreas seidl at the helm, the only place they re going is up

Hi F1 and fans .... with all the media attention to the envirement and green thinking etc etc etc. Is there a research or developement posted in any magizine about the developemt of how clean the F1 is today. We all know that all top research of F1 is implemented in the modern cars but i like to read how clean F1 is now in 2019 .. 👍

McLaren (and I'm faraway from being a fan! If there was a person I didn't like in Formula 1, that person was Ron Dennis). Anyway I'm glad to see them finally getting together again and mainly without supposed big shot drivers who can't do nothing but complain! Now they need to find a good engine because with Renault it will be near impossible to go any further...

McLaren is the most impressive.. Mercedes just has luck week after week.. Hoping Ferrari will get their things together for the second half..

Red Bull / HONDA‼️ Young Max may be awesome, but so is the way Red Bull has adapted to Honda’s engine. The last 2 years of griping about the Renault power plant is (almost) justified...

Haas, they have surprised me on how bad they are this year. Compared to last year this year has been terrible. They were fighting Renault for top of the mid pack, this year they are fighting for points at all.

And yet no Ferrari or anyone else 1st with the exception of RB. Hybrid era is killing with the beyond dominance of Merc being so far ahead of everyone else’s pace. Some competition would be nice! Don’t give me that bullshit of everyone should bring it to the table, there’s some crazy advantage behind the scene that you Merc fanboys don’t know about. Yawn.

It would be nice to see Mclaren back up there permanently fighting for the title. Always was a fan

the gap between top three teams and the rest is too much

Quite a gap between 3rd and 4th also between 10th and racing cars.

Williams been sandbagging the first half of the season just to give the others a glimp of hope, beast mode on in second half of the season

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