Ginetta: Young Kuwait racer Haytham Qarajouli unveils new car design as rain stops play at Croft Circuit

Ginetta: Young Kuwait racer Haytham Qarajouli unveils new car design as rain stops play at Croft Circuit

Jun 21, 2019– Round 4 of the Ginetta Junior Championship took place at Croft Circuit, in North Yorkshire last weekend with the British weather again playing a big part in the proceedings. However, with a new car design ready for the weekend, Haytham was upbeat despite the bleak weather forecast.

The race weekend started off with a dry, but cloudy qualifying on Saturday afternoon. Haytham did not have the ideal pace, trying to find the best setup, having never tested at the 2 miles long Croft circuit before. It was all totally new to him. Finally, unable to find the crucial few seconds, he settled for 23rd place start on the grid.

Later that afternoon, for first race of the day, the heavens opened and the circuit had a few hours of heavy rainfall which curtailed other races running before the Ginetta Juniors.

Hoping for a break in the weather, the 25 young drivers lined up to start. Starting behind the safety car, the race was soon red flagged and postponed due to the fact that the down pour had flooded parts of the track. The race was moved to the Sunday, and race two, originally planned for Sunday will be held at another round later in the year.

“I’m pleased that I gained some places to finish in 15th from my 23rd start position. This is my first season of racing, so everything is a steep learning curve. I just need to keep chipping away, taking small gains where I can and hopefully the points will come.”

“I’m also grateful to all my family, friends and sponsors who came to support me again this weekend, and of course the TCR team because without all of them none of this would be possible,” concluded Haytham.

On Sunday, the race started on a damp and cloudy note, but brightened up slightly by the start of Race 1 at 2:10pm.

A few laps into the 10-lap race there was a large incident at turn 4, Haytham managed to avoided the spinning cars and held his ground for the main part of the race, despite a coming together with another car on the last turn which caused some damage to the front right. On the final lap Haytham caught the wet grass at the last hairpin which sent him into the mud, however he regained control to finish in an admirable 15th place.

Haytham is currently 18th overall in the Championship and 9th in the Rookies class.

Next round is Oulton Park on 29/30th June before the championship breaks for the summer in July.

 

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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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2 hrs ago

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:

🇮🇹: 1x 12H Monza,
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Great news coming from France!

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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! 

#thisisendurance #24hseries #12HMONZA #24HPORTIMAO #9HPAULRICARD #24HBARCELONA #12HIMOLA #24HSeries2020

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

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MotoGP

🇯🇵 Suzuki starts from maiden pole!
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Watch the eventful early exchanges as #Moto3 arrived at Misano in 2019!

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Tutondele papa a foto diaku diambote

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