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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7 hrs ago


Throwing it back to the #Moto2 race of the #BritishGP 2012 🇬🇧

Enjoy the last laps battle for the 2nd place between Marquez and Redding! ⚔️

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I was there.....Brilliant racing!!

Very drunk day but remember the race. Loved watching Scott race. All packed and ready for Silverstone Thursday morning.

Fantastic battle 👍

I was there, great finish. Home crowd went wild when Redding got back in front, then deadly silent when Marquez had a look up inside on last bend, then wild again when Redding cut back across. Amazing stuff!

Un genio muy buenos

Awesome pictures!


Very nice

Very nice

All these guys are big talents. Many riders like Pol Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista, Bradley Smith, Antony West & many more are great riders and capable of winning championships ( capable ). People underestimate these guys by their bad results, but material is key in these classes, especially in the MotoGp class. Give them a solid ride and they'll blow your mind

Redding never got the ride he deserved.

special suter chassis for marc and mysterious team 😉 after marc step up to motogp, this team directly disappear, nobody know where are they now.

2019, #93 is the winner..😋🏁

Nice to see Scott Redding giving him lesson <3 (y)

Just shows how good Redding was but never really got the bike to really take it to them in Motogp.

Man, I miss Scott Redding in the padock "let's get it babi"

Muy buena carrera no apta para cardíacos 🤭🤭🤭

Forget just how good Redding could have been with a decent bike

duel one on one in the final lap marquez lose .....


Nice to see maq battle for other place than 1st

Kaj mu je pa SCOTT REDDING naredil,šale in kape.😀

Bring back Redding

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10 hrs ago


The dramatic moment which cost Marc Márquez a shot at victory at Silverstone two years ago! 😱

The world champion's misfortune opened the door for Andrea Dovizioso to snatch the win! 💨

#BritishGP 🇬🇧
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Good Day all.

Unlikely to be repeated! Hope Dovi brings his A game though. 👍🏼👍🏼

Saya Mie Halim moh top fan sama sama

Gave the rest a chance

So what's new?? Sometimes these kind of technical failures happens in Motorsport... Very rare that engine blow sky high to premier class bike.

Fast forward >>>> he is the world champion!!

I love coming here and waiting for all the Yellow gob smokers.

I thought "the legend" was gonna win that day.. 😅

Was at this race, and that bike blowing up was almost as good as a Rossi win 😀

RAre footage for sure

Ah, I could watch that Honda blow up all day every day...

Alex Groenewold finger cross 😅👍.. voor komend weekend

#MM93 Come Back STRONGER! 💪💪💪😎👍👍👍



And finaly , the boss MM93 won the title one more time

Nothing can stop him not even a broken bike ! Simply the king of MotoGP !

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12 hrs ago


Cue the celebrations, Bob! 🍾👏 ... See Less

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( •_•) ( >💎 oh! Preciosa insignia! /︶\

Must be an awesome feeling..I certainly Would love to work with f1 even if it was to clean a window.

Nice. Long time lots of great words over the years

Awesome to get behind the scenes!

I love the voice of that guy

Cheers to the great Bob!!!

Amazing. I remember this voice. Thanks.

More than 660 wow ! I mean that’s amazingly nice, being with the next generation sharing your experience & catching something new from them it’s a nice way. Good going Bob keep it up & don’t forget to change the baton when you still can... 👍

It’s nice to now be able to put a name/face to the voice. Keep up the good work Bob. 🎤 🔈

Bobs Brilliant we love Bob in our house 👍🏻

Love these little insights into the F1 community 👍

Amazing with the “carmen opera” music

Awesome to put the face to the voice.

Hey I’m a top fan again, but it is really cool to put a face to the voice. I never really thought about it till I saw this

Big respect for Bob cheers 🍾🍾

I now have proof of what he does when he goes away. He is my legend

I should celebrate with champagne too after being promoted to top fan for god knows what reason 😂

I always wondered who did the podium announcements and if it was done locally or in England. 👍

Finally we get to see the man! 🙌🏻

Thanks for the Top Fan position!

Never seen the man behind the legendary announcements !

Wait, what if he is the meow guy! 😆

Always wondered who did the podium announcements and now we can put a face to the voice

660 races and counting .....give Bob some champaaaaaaaagne!! 🍾🍾

The unsung hero of F1 😁😂🍾

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