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.

Petr-Kacirek-wins-Race-Two-of-NGK-Racing-Series

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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We CAN'T get tired of watching this🤩

Sit back and enjoy the battle for second between Rossi and Lorenzo at the 2016 #AragonGP 🏁
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god job

Love how marquez just stands it up over the line

Why all of sudden your post it's about Rossi's throwback? Will he retired? 😭😭 I hope not 😭😭

And the runaway leader goes to : #MM93Alien

Rossi’s bike always struggles on acceleration out of slow corners even compared to other Yamahas

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It was an incident-packed second practice under the lights in Singapore 😮

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Very interesting race weekend. Third practice with the event gear box will be an exciting one ..

That stroll is the best driver tho! 😊

Stroll is my favourite driver

Good job racing point 🥴

Both driver at racing point should have been watching the F1 from tv

Thanks for describing me the video, Mr. Commentary Man. Wouldn't know what to do without you.

Racing point is up to no good this weekend 😂

Both Racing Point drivers showed why they are in F1... money

Racing point... 🤦‍♂️

P3 grazie tutti Matthew Rozdilsky

These guys need to fold that badly.. worst drivers in the field 😖

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WHAT CH IS QUALIFYING AIRED ON!!??? EVER SINCE ESPN TOOK OVER, THEY HAVE SCREWED THE FANS BIG TIME AND IM REALLY GETTING PISSED OFF!! THEY DECIDED TO AIR FP3 INSTEAD OF QUALIFYING!!! HUH!!?? PLEASE HELP ME REMAIN A F1 FAN BY TELLING US WHAT CH QUALIFYING IS AIRED ON? I've been a F1 fan for over 18 years and this season has frustrated THE CRAP out of me and all of my friends. ESPN SUCKS!!

Go Leclerc

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I don't know why***

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Stroll it’s a bag of potatoes on wheels! Jizz!

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the 2 stupids drivers on the grid

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Perez is Magnussen's Kryptonite

The Stewards determined that the manoeuvre by Perez met the definition of driving “unnecessarily slowly, erratically or in a manner which could be deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers” and therefore ordered a reprimand.

Am glad Checo gave Magnussen a dose of one's own medicine!

Bring back memories where perez slammed into Sirotkin.. so talented!

Perez driving slow, looked over, drove deliberately in front of magnussen. Starts his lap. Complains about his own actions. People is saying karma. If this was your precious Hamilton it would have been a different view right? Or max, or leclerc. Yes I thought so.

Love Singapore track, lots of action💪🏁Forza Ferrari🇮🇹

No sane F1 driver, on a warm-up lap, would try to pass another driver also on a warm-up lap on the outside in the run down to the last corner as both cars were about to begin a lap. That's the absolute last thing the driver ahead would anticipate him doing. And for all you geniuses who think that Perez turned into him, he was moving to the right to begin accelerating ahead of the last corner to begin a flying lap. The last corner is a left, so the natural entry line is on the right.

It's not like Kevin is an angel on track. The only reason he has mirrors on his car, is to generate airflow.

Nice to see they implemented a "minimum speed limit on track" after the last races farce. Ooh look, it was the pink cars fault... AGAIN!

Magnussen is probably the first driver in the history of F1 that managed to anger every driver on the grid, says it all tbf what kind of driver he is, like what the hell?😂

Once again Perez being a 🔔🔚 in Singapore! Must be something in the air

Perez wanted room to start a hotlap and Mag did not cede this space, so the touch... If Mag wasn't around fast, you should have facilitated Perez's work!

I won't even bother trying to explain this one, as 99% of the fan base clearly expect the drivers to treat the racetrack like a highway.

These two worth each other, only Grosjean is "better'! 😉 :v

Perez doing great in Singapore putting people in the wall as usual. Slim’s money is the only reason he’s still in a car.

This was all mags fault in my opinion. Checo was just about to start his flying lap for. Qual sim run.

Perez is always doing this even on the last race in Singapore he did that to Ocon

Not a mistake,, deliberate. Perez loves being a d***k. Deserved a Pen

The track was clear on the other side, but he loves sandwiches

Actually is a qualy lap in f1 2019 game start the qualy and that moment a car exit

I swear a lot of you twats don’t even know the rules set by the stewards so you just comment just for the hell of it.

Both pay drivers.....

Small mistake but worth a 3 place penalty

Haas has issues with the car and the drivers.

What is with these Haas guys, consistently getting into trouble with others/each other

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