Muscat: Oman’s Sanad Al Rawahi and Shihab Al Habsi excelled in Round 10 of the UAE Rotax Max Challenge at Dubai Kartdrome during the weekend.
According to news posted on the www.dubaiautodrome.com, Sanad took top honours in the DD2 Class while Shihab clinched third place in the Mini Max Class.
According to the report, Round 10 was packed with incidents and controversies as a result of very close racing.
Pascal Pook once again dominate the Max Class, with Sanad Al Rawahi winning the DD2 Class, Hussein Umid Ali tops in the DD2 Masters, Enzo Fontanella winning his first ever Junior Max final, Theo Kekati claiming victory in the Mini Max and Ali Al Shamsi winning for the first time in the Micro Max Class.
After dominating Round 9 a day earlier, Pascal Pook was again in fine form on the Speedway configuration of the Kartdrome as he powered to victory in the Max Final and with it put himself in a strong position for the championship title with two rounds to go. He was followed across the line by Jakob Robinson in second and third place going to Abigail Birch.
Sanad Al Rawahi was untouchable in the DD2 Class, winning the final with ease while behind him Hussein Umid Ali and Kevin Day tussled it out. In the end Umid Ali claimed second place and Day following in third, with Umid Ali taking maximum points in the DD2 Masters.
Enzo Fontanella claimed his maiden win in the UAE Championship, winning the Junior Max Final after starting from the back of the grid.
Although Tehmur Chohan crossed the finish line first, he suffered a penalty which promoted Fontanella to first place, followed by Marcus Lee Marker in second and Taymour Kermanshahchi third.
Theo Kekati took a popular win in the Mini Max Class Final, from Ziggy Kermanshahchi in second and Shihab Al Habsi in third.
Daman Speed Academy driver Ali Al Shamsi scored his first UAE Championship win in the Micro Max Class, ahead of Diaraf Keinde in second and also his highest finish at national level, with Fahad Al Khaled in third.
Special mention also goes to eight year old Keanu Al Azhari who finished fifth, in his debut weekend, in the tightly fought Micro Max Final, for which he was awarded top rookie of the race on both days at the Kartdrome.