Maiden SWS Senior Cup Victory for Al Hammadi
After a collection of previous looks on the reduced steps of the podium, Ahmed Al Hammadi finally secured the leading action with a persuading win throughout the Sodi World Series (SWS) race evening on Monday (7 August) at the Dubai Kartdrome.
Veteran racer Carsten Winter returned to the platform with a Masters accomplishment, rejecting Mohammed Ismail a third consecutive victory.
An unique race style was introduced for the night, which included two factor scoring heats complied with by a winner-take-all last race.
Coming off a win from the last round, Rami Azzam proceeded his supremacy, topping the grid of thirty racers with an ideal certifying lap time of 1:11.892, clipping Allen Khoury's ideal time by only 0.033 secs.
The post caretaker got a clean beginning in warm one and took care of to repel challenges from his opponents. Khoury hung back while Romaldo Labrooy went up from 3rd and Ahmed Al Hammadi moved up from 4th to test for the lead. Azzam held on for the win, crossing the line 0.145 seconds ahead of Labrooy, while Al Hammadi was one more 0.117 secs back to declare third.
Azzam found it much more challenging in heat two, as Anjum Shaikh signed up with the pack of challengers, in addition to Labrooy and Al Hammadi. The 4 racers scrapped it out with constant lead modifications, yet Azzam dropped back to third place while Labrooy took place to take the chequered flag and Shaikh confiscated second.
Labrooy, Azzam and Shaikh lined up in the very first three spots on the final grid, with Al Hammadi kicking back in 4th. When the begin lights blinked out thirty karts barked into turn one and disorder ensued.
With all to win in the last race, drivers were fighting for every single corner to gain placement. Al Hammadi awaited his chance to pounce on the three vehicle drivers in advance.
The Emirati recalled, "I saw every person fighting, so I took the possibility and passed them." As soon as in the lead, Al Hammadi really did not recall. He opened up a space and went across the finish line a complete 3.172 seconds ahead of Azzam, while Allen Khoury went up from 5th on the grid to protect 3rd place and his first podium look.
On obtaining his first SWS victory Al Hammadi claimed, "It was great. I'm very, really lucky today." His next objective is to gain sufficient race indicate contend in the SWS World Finals in Paris next year.
In the Masters classification of the Senior Cup, for vehicle drivers 35 years or older, Mohammed Ismail was targeting a 3rd successive course win, but Carsten Winter season and Atef Al Barwani prepared to challenge him.
Several SWS Senior Champ Al Barwani, that recently starting auto racing in the Masters group, has promptly made an influence. He topped certifying and after that went on to take two course success, however was not lucky in the final decisive race.
Winter months couldn't overtake Al Barwani a lot of the evening, however the German chauffeur capitalized on the altercations on track to snatch a class triumph. Ismail took 2nd place, simply losing out on the hat-trick, while Al Barwani had to choose third.
The next SWS Sprint Series round will certainly occur on Monday evening, 21 August at Dubai Kartdrome.
1. SWS Senior Cup and Masters Podium at Dubai Kartdrome 7 August 2017
2. Ahmed Al Hammadi winning the final race