Dubai: Four series contest National Race Days Power weekend at Dubai Autodrome

Dubai: Four series contest National Race Days Power weekend at Dubai Autodrome

 

Mahmoud Tannir leads UAE Sportbike Championship

Mahmoud Tannir leads UAE Sportbike Championship

Dubai, UAE, 19 February 2017:  Two days of motorsport action concluded on Saturday (18 February) at Dubai Autodrome as the National Race Days Power Weekend highlighted four championship series including the NGK Racing Series, the UAE Sportbike Championship, the Formula Gulf Academy and the new Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Winter Series Middle East

The Super Trofeo, a one-make series featuring exotic Lamborghini Huracáns, is already established in Europe, Asia and North America.  This weekend was the first appearance of the series in Dubai and 2017 marks the first year for the championship in the Middle East.

The new series was greeted with difficult windy conditions on the 4.29 kilometre International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome, but the weather was not enough to deter fifteen roaring Lamborghinis from lining up at the start grid on Friday.

The Austrian duo of Paul Scheuschner and Hendrik Still of Konrad Motorsport earned pole position after Still secured a best lap time of 1:36.766 in the first of two qualifying sessions.  However, it would be the second place team, GDL Racing, with drivers Axcil Jeffries and Rik Breukers, who would eventually control the contest.

The Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini led for most of Race One, but was eventually reeled in and overtaken by Dutchman Rik Breukers.  Breukers went on to take the chequered flag 7.047 seconds ahead of another GDL Racing car piloted by Andrew Haryanto of Indonesia.  Australian Richard Goddard, who took over from young German sensation Carrie Schreiner, secured third place for FFF Racing Team by ACM.

Breukers started Race Two taking the lead over Goddard, handing the car over during pit stops to his capable Zimbabwean teammate Jeffries, who powered home to a convincing victory, 13.219 seconds ahead of Haryanto, with Schreiner trailing in for third.

The two overall wins wrapped up maximum points in the Pro Class for Breukers and Jeffries.  Haryanto topped the Am Class, while Scheuschner and Still were best in Pro-Am.

GDL Racing’s Axcil Jeffries commented, “It is only going to be good for the region, obviously, to have such high profile championships coming here.  It’s great for the region and I hope to see it continue to grow.”

NGK Racing Series

Czech racer Petr Kacirek of Duck Racing started the weekend well by putting his Audi RS LMS Ultra in pole position by dominating qualifying with a best lap time of 1:42.836, just 0.190 seconds faster than the Dragon Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Leon Price.

The top spot was short lived for the pole sitter, however, as Price jumped into the lead in Race One and then cruised on to victory 36.755 seconds in front of Kacirek.  Costas Papantonis of Mouhritsa Racing propelled his Seat Leon Super Copa in for third place.

Price did not start Race Two, leaving the door wide open for the Czech driver to take a comfortable victory in Race Two.  Kacirek’s Audi crossed the finish line 57.753 seconds ahead of Dragon Racing’s Bill Martin, driving a Porsche GT4 Clubsport.  Ashan Silva’s Honda Civic seized third.

Price and Kacirek split Class Three victories, while Papantonis topped Class One.  Sri Lankan Ashan Silva did well for his championship ambitions with a pair of Class Two wins, jumping to the top of the standings over his British rival Willie Morrison.

Morrison, however, still placed high enough over the weekend to maintain his lead in the Clio Cup sub-category over Alexandros Annivas of Mouhritsa Racing.

Ian Roberts in his Caterham and Noel Ebdon driving a Peugeot 206 Gti, each acquired Class Six honours, while Bill Martin was the standout in Class Five.

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Petr Kacirek wins Race Two of NGK Racing Series

UAE Sportbike Championship

Mahmoud Tannir tightened his grip on the 600cc Championship with a faultless display, topping qualifying early on and then taking two comfortable class victories.  With only four races to go, Tannir has 181 points total and a massive 63 point gap on his nearest rival, Ahmed Almuyini.

Magnus Mossberg, back in Dubai for the first time this season riding a Yahama R6, was best-of-the-rest of the 600cc riders, grabbing second place silverware in both races.  Nawaf Al Shuaibi and Nasir Syed each captured a third place finish.

South African Brendan Zaimaan, racing a Honda CBR600RR, got a big boost over the weekend, grabbing two 600cc Rookie class victories and edging him closer to Rookie championship leader Sunit Gonsalves of NERDS Racing, riding a Yamaha R6.

Emirati Nasser Al Shaiba on his Yamaha R1 went two-for-two overall and in the 1000cc category, getting narrow wins over Fahad Al Gharbally on his BMW S1000RR.

Aleks Karkosik wins two Formula Gulf Academy races at Dubai Autodrome

Aleks Karkosik wins two Formula Gulf Academy races at Dubai Autodrome

Formula Gulf Academy

Polish driver Aleks Karkosik is now much closer to securing a GulfSport $20,000 scholarship, winning both races at Dubai Autodrome and putting him firmly in control of the championship.

Saudi Omar Gazzaz and Saeed Al Ali of the UAE both tried their best to chase down the championship leader under difficult track conditions, but Karkosik was simply unstoppable.

 

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6 hrs ago

F1

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We stand with all those fighting against racism in any form

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We stand with #F1 do you always have to reminded of true responsibility by the Champ #LewisHamilton Proudly black/colored❤️👌🙏👀

Really F1? And yet they held a Bahrain Grand Prix literally while the locals were protesting and being oppressed. One post created by your PR team while you’ve done nothing for real change seems quite meaningless. Do better.

Hamilton was on the receiving end of racism during the pre season tests at Catalunya in 2008, so he knows what it’s like firsthand. Good job he spoke out, especially with what happened in Minneapolis last week

Took a bit of criticism from your best driver for you to say something about it as a whole. We do this together.

Will F1 really take a stand and not hold events in countries with systemic human rights violations? I doubt it.

So much racism in F1. I can’t wait for the day a person of color drives the best car on the grid, makes the most money, and becomes a multiple world champion... oh wait... never mind 🙄

Whatever..day late..dollar short..only speaking up after prodding from Lewis...PR lip service...

Humans are imperfect and forever will be. I doubt you can oppose and eradicate it. Each and every individual need to decide to not let these evil things from inside to take control of him. Once all the protests are over it will silence down only for it to come back again. How soon another protest will happen doesn't matter. How capable EACH and EVERY human is from getting controlled from the evil within is the real challenge. The lack of self control is the greatest human imperfection.

Nice to finally hear from the American owners of F1. Been left to Lewis to lead the charge again.

Let's be real, had Lewis Hamilton not called them out. They wouldn't have said anything.

You missed the caveat... *yet we’ll still continue to do business & hold races in Russia, China, Bahrain, Vietnam & Abu Dhabi as well as for pushing for a deal with Saudi Arabia. Because human rights & oppression doesn’t bother us when there’s $ to be made.

Let's fight against police brutality also! Why none entity can write it explicitly?

What about all of the roits, and looting. Nothing will be said about it? People’s businesses ruined by this. But nothing will be said about it?

Seems like a miscalculated PR stunt to me. I don't think F1 has any business talking about anything other than racing, considering that F1 races are regularly held in countries with questionable-at-best records in human rights and equality. Also, what does the tragic failure of American politics and law enforcement have to do with racing? This is all rather disappointing, but what can you expect from an American-owned series.

We have to fight against this racism together. And also against the police brutality.

Should have done this before Lewis accused the whole paddock of racism

Lewis Hamilton is the voice of F1

What is this about?

I hope this isn't supporting the beating of innocent people and the burning/looting of innocent peoples businesses!

they're not gonna buy tickets or subscriptions, bro.

This is the first time F1 has a “political” view on things. Next: terminate the contracts with China?

This is better I can support this message forever !!! Every other company charity and celebrity that are jumping on the band wagon can just do one ! Well done F1

Why do people get so angry when people try to say something good?

Looks as though LH got his way...whining works

Well done Lewis for forcing this reaction and well done to F1 for putting it out!

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Shoulder barging, late braking and (in some cases) a total disregard for track limits! 😂

The #VirtualBritishGP re-wrote the rule book on overtaking! 🎮
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Hopefully some real action soon 🙏

MotoGP game is not at the level of the F1 . Why?

Terrible physics engine lol awful game

for 2020 the graphics and gameplay are pretty shit I have to say

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24H Series

The Hankook 24H PORTIMAO will be broadcast live on our Youtube and Facebook channel. 💥

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