Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2017: A fantastic qualifying session at Dubai Kartdrome on Monday (9 January) conserved the evening for Zaid Haddad, edging him past Keanu Al Azhari and placing him on the top action of the SWS Junior Cup Platform for the first time. Romaldo Labrooy and Carsten Wintertime both returned to winning ways to declare SWS Senior and Masters trophies.
Zaid Haddad opened the SWS Sprint Collection evening with an ideal qualifying lap time of 1:20.260, which was simply 0.111 secs faster than Keanu Al Azhari. That precious space would later on prove crucial for victory at the end of the occasion.
Going from pole position to the chequered flag in Race One, Haddad clocked a time 5.695 seconds ahead of his nearby rival Maxime Dubos. The Al Azhari bros, Enzo and Keanu trailed in for 3rd and 4th place with both of them featuring prominently in the next contest.
Zaid took control of Race 2 from the start however this time around Keanu and Enzo were right on his back bumper, patiently waiting on the possibility to pounce. That chance wouldn't come up until the last lap of the race when the placing stress finally caused the frontrunner to spin his kart. Both Al Azhari brothers leapt previous with Keanu crossing the finish line first and Enzo in second.
The spin was a disaster for Haddad, who handled to recoup and take 4th place behind Jake Anderson in 3rd. It showed up Zaid's chances for his initial SWS victory were dashed.
When the points were tallied for both races Zaid Haddad and Keanu Al Azhari were level at 71 each. Qualifying results figured out the sudden death, which meagre 0.111 secs gap from the certifying lap sufficed to work out the issue at offer Haddad the top place trophy.
Keanu and Enzo mored than happy to receive 2nd and 3rd place flatware marking the very first time both bros' protected podium places in the SWS Junior Cup.
For the 2nd SWS Senior Cup event in a row Abigail Birch was unstoppable in certifying, taking lead over Anjum Sheikh by a scant 0.025 seconds.
In Race One Birch was unable to take advantage of pole, and she was quickly enveloped by an energetic pack of 4 various other karts. Romaldo Labrooy arised from the scuffle to take the win, 0.156 secs ahead of Ahmed Al Hammadi, while Anjum Sheikh took third.
In Race 2 the top 5 karts were once again hostile for the lead, yet this time Anjum captured the chequered flag by 0.414 secs over Romaldo, with Ahmed pathing just behind.
When the factors were accumulated, the very first and second place finishes were enough to put Labrooy on the top for the night. Anjum Sheikh declared 2nd place silverware and Ahmed Al Hammadi warranted 3rd.
In the SWS Masters group, for drivers 35 years and older, Carsten Winter season went back to the platform with a comfortable factors win. Heiki Eelma scooped up 2nd place and Kelly Fergal nabbed third.
The following SWS Sprint Series will occur Monday night, 23 January 2017 at Dubai Kartdrome.
1. SWS Junior Cup Platform (from entrusted to right), Keanu Al Azhari, Zaid Haddad and Enzo Al Azhari.
2. SWS Senior Cup Platform (from left to right), Carston Winter, Anjum Sheikh, Romaldo Labrooy, Ahmed Al Hammadi, Heiki Eelma and Kelly Fergal.