Ginetta: High speed action for Kuwait’s young driver Haytham Qarajouli at thrilling Thruxton round

Ginetta: High speed action for Kuwait’s young driver Haytham Qarajouli at thrilling Thruxton round

May 19th 2019 -Round three of the Ginetta Junior Championship headed to Thruxton Race Circuit in Hampshire. A double header weekend, supporting the British Touring Car Championship, delivering Live Television action across the UK to millions of homes.

Thruxton Race Circuit is often referred to as the “Fastest Circuit in the UK”. It is also one of the longest, at 2.4 miles per lap and is uniquely formed around the old perimeter road of an active airfield, with flight activity suspended for the race weekends.

This famous circuit is a top speed circuit with a lot of corners that can be taken flat out, and two tight chicanes. The most crucial to get correct is “Club Chicane”, the last corner before the pit entry. This corner would prove to be important in the race results for Haytham.

The sun shone for the first time for Haytham, who up until this point had only had a few days of dry weather whilst testing since he started racing.


Sporting a brand-new car body shell from Ginetta, the #75 G40 Junior car looked as good as new when Haytham took to the track in free practice on Saturday morning.

“Thruxton Race Circuit had its ups and downs for me, it’s one of the fastest circuits in UK and has a few tricky chicanes which I had to nail perfectly. I had a disappointing qualifying result on Saturday, being a few seconds off the pace, so I started near the back in 20th position,” commented Haytham.

On Sunday mornings opening race, Haytham made good progress, but suffered a few lock ups at the infamous “Club Chicane” which knocked him back and he finished in 20th place, where he started, with just one championship point to show for his efforts.

Race two, on Sunday afternoon couldn’t have been more different, the team had made some changes to the car set up as Haytham had requested. He started 19th on the grid and right from the very beginning, the race proved to be extremely exciting.

Haytham got a fantastic start and managed to keep a good pace throughout the race, chasing the mid pack to begin with. Whilst battling to gain a position he made a crucial error, causing his breaks to lock up causing him to slip back 3 places. He then battled his way back up the grid to finish in 13th position.

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“I got some valuable points and I’m now 18th overall in the Championship and 9th in the Rookie class. I am hoping improve my overall position in the next round at Croft.” he commented.

Haytham has proved himself as one of the top true rookies, in his first year of motor racing, having never had any karting background or race experience of any type.

Haytham is undertaking an enormous challenge to race in one of the most competitive Championships for junior drivers, all aged between the ages of 14 to 17 years. Haytham joined the series at age 14 years old, and has just turned 15 at the end of March.

Haytham’s next race weekend will be at Croft circuit on the 14th and 15th of June. Another new challenge awaits this young driver from Kuwait.

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52 minutes ago

F1

How cool is this?! 😮😍
Drone footage of the new MCL35 - McLaren 👏👏👏
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Drones are very fast. Especially the ones are custom made can easily catch an F1. Maybe not a full 300kmh but up to 200kmh. All in bling of an eye.

Just highlights how gash that new final complex is at Barcelona They should go back to the original last 2 corners for better opportunities to overtake after the final turn

Been thinking about why not f1 and others have integrated this yet? Helicopter shots are great but this is another necessary dimension.

Really amazing footage, specially at low speed corners at the chicane.. wow !!

A Drone faster than a MCL 🤔 2020 won't be a good year for McLaren..

SUCH a cool shot! I want more of this!!! That poor McLaren was really waiting on the drone though! 😂

I would love to build a copter that can easily keep up with F1 and shoot proper vid. If someone covers the costs that is 😉

Drone shots would be good, but what happens when the signal fails and the drone drops on the track. Or theres a mechanical fault and the drone drops on track. Or the battery runs out and the drone drops on track.

That should be a sport! Drones racing around an F1 circuit. Did you see that cornering?

We need this type of footages live on race days. "Wheel to wheel" battles might look cool from this angles...

How can a drone keep up with an F1 engine? It's the most advanced technology in the history of the planet...comon...

Fantastic, it would be nice if it were broadcast like that. how exciting that sound. Beautiful MacLaren, and that sound, it's really good to hear

More impressed at the skills of the drone pilot 😂

That needs to be how they cover the races on television. That is spectacular and definitely entertaining.

Carlos driving the McLaren...maybe Lando is driving the drone🤔. McLaren's children are still playing, for sure😃

I vote for drone cameras for the starting grid for lights out!

Think the drone was beyond track limits there...

Ive been flying drones over Open Wheelers for 3 years now. Just finished TRS 2020. We've done both live stream and record for post shows.

Is this a preview of "Formula Drone"

This make it looks slow... keep copter view when skyview is needed

Be great if they added this as a live camera on race weekends

Wow! Would be great if they add this view while broadcasting.

How is this drone keeping up with the speed of a F1 car?! 😮🧐

Paint that Halo BLUE!

Is it just me or is does the power unit sound different to last year?

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24H Series

VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8's at:

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VORTEX V8 will be joning us again this season! The French team that build their own cars will be joining multiple races this season. The team will join with their Vortex Light V8s at:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
🇵🇹: 1x 24H Portimao,
🇫🇷: 2x 9H Paul Ricard,
🇪🇸: 2x 24H Barcelona and
🇮🇹: 2x 12H Imola

Great news coming from France! 

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Great news! This little pretty car is a nice presence in series 👍

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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

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