Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Sports(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
  
Al Dhaheri Triumphs Over Top Ranked Drivers To Win At Adria Raceway
 

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2017:  Rashid Al Dhaheri, overcame one of the toughest fields in junior international karting with a stunning performance to win the fourth edition of the Trofeo Adria Raceway, in Italy on Sunday this weekend.

The nine year-old triumphed over a field of over 50 international drivers in the Mini Class, aged between 8-12, the majority of whom were from the top Italian junior categories and the prestigious WSK championship. After two days of practice and testing, the Abu Dhabi schoolboy signalled his intent early by claiming pole position in qualifying on a hot track that made conditions challenging and careful tyre management essential thanks to an over-abundance of grip.

In the Pre-Final, Rashid started from pole position but dropped a place early on. However, towards the end of the eight lap race he was in a close second, nose to tail with the leader, waiting patiently for the right moment to make his move. On the final lap he attacked, with a gutsy overtake and from there was unchallenged to the flag.

Despite a strong showing all weekend, Al Dhaheri kept his best performance for the final. He started in the lead, but his kart was running slowly as the race began and he was overtaken early on in the first lap. However his engine recovered and he was able to quickly reclaim pole position. For the remainder of the race he built a solid gap over his rivals and despite a yellow flag in the final laps which slowed him considerably he finished in a comfortable first place.

Babyrace Driver Academy's team manager Sandro Lorandi said: 'Stellar racing from Rashid in one of his toughest races yet. He made a perfect start in qualifying and despite the heat, he raced with maturity and intelligence, both in terms of race tactics and managing his tyres. In the Final he also showed his awareness by slowing down for the yellow flag period, but never lost his lead. He showed great race craft, always with a smile on his face. We are very proud of him, he is competing with, some of the top ranked drivers in the world for his age group, and winning, which will be fantastic for his confidence.'

Al Dhaheri said: 'In the final the start was really important. So I focused to get a good start and then concentrated on maintaining a gap. I am really happy, it was a fun weekend and I was proud to be on the podium with the UAE national anthem playing.” 

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 5301 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Saturday, July 15, 2017  11:14:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12...
Next Story : Marco Marcato Produces Aggressive Ride For UAE Team Emirates...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Huawei unveils the long-awaited HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro [13072-Views]
Level Shoes Hosts Christian Louboutin for “Dear India” [9589-Views]
Glamazle.com introduces Super Matte ‘Glambry' lip tints for the perfect pout [9296-Views]
ICONIC Youth Fashion Show Experience [8583-Views]
SCTDA ‘My Destination' Program Kicked Off with SUC Students [8156-Views]
Diamonds Are Everyone's Best Friend! VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show 2017 Makes Its... [7893-Views]
PUMA X Photographer Gunner Stahl For Autumn/Winter 2017 [7448-Views]
The Rado True Shadow - Limited edition timepiece co-created with Japanese designer Kunihik... [7430-Views]
Beauty Night Is Back at Sheraton Dubai Creek [7357-Views]
Reinventing Raymond Weil's Emblematic Chronograph - The Refined Swiss Watchmaking Expertis... [7290-Views]
The Lacoste 12.12 Kids Collection [6856-Views]
MICHAEL Michael Kors: Fall 2017 Sadie Large Leather Satchel [6558-Views]
Dubai Chamber concludes high-level trade mission to Malta [6472-Views]
Versace Fall/Winter 2017 Collection [6356-Views]
GUESS Launches Stunning Array of Collections for Fall17 [6222-Views]
Glambox.me - Get Glam On The Go [6204-Views]
Coffee at the touch of a button with ‘Quespresso' [6155-Views]
Maserati Merchandise Products [6002-Views]
Introducing FitFuse by COÉGA Sunwear [5941-Views]
Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General, Dubai Health Authority Officially Opens Visio... [5856-Views]
More café re-opens its doors [5746-Views]
Renault KOLEOS achieves five-star Euro NCAP rating [5734-Views]
Regional Storytelling Takes Centre Stage at DIFF With Muhr Feature Category [5716-Views]
‘brands4u', the biggest factory outlet opens in Reef Mall, Dubai [5618-Views]
Career of Egyptian Writer Wahid Hamed to Be Honoured With Arab Lifetime Achievement Award ... [5191-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories