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Round 2 Of SWS Sprint Races At The Kartdrome
Posted by: newsla on Feb 10, 2014 - 09:20 AM
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Round 2 Of SWS Sprint Races At The Kartdrome

SWS Debut for Bale and Annivas, as Chatenay makes comeback
Fast and furious racing on a cold noght at Dubai Kartdrome
Wins for Al Barwani and Umid Ali in the SWS RX7 races
Wins for Al Sarraj and Connor in SWS LR4 races


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The Dubai Kartdrome hosted the second round of the 2014 SWS Sprint Series for SWS RX7 Seniors and SWS LR4 Juniors, which attracted some of the UAE’s top leisure karting talent to the venue on Sunday night.

Welcome ‘newcomers’ to the SWS RX7 field were Clio Cup front runner Alex Annivas and junor karting champion, Dubai schoolboy, Tom Bale, while 2013 SWS World Finals runner-up Paul Chatenay made a return after a lay off of several months. The trio were to have an evening of mixed fortunes.

It was a chilly night for competitors, on a ‘green’ track thanks to the morning rains, but the pace was hot from the start of qualifying with Ali Al Mansoori claiming top spot on the grid with a best time of 1:12.334 – the top ten behind him were within a second of his best time whch set the scene for some of the closest racing so far this season.

As always the action throughout the 33 kart field was fast and furious, with the key to success being to stay out of trouble during the frenetic 12 lap sprint races.

Hussain Umid Ali, perhaps inspired by the fact he will represent the UAE at Le Mans in May at the SWS World Finals, was in blistering form taking the race one win from Al Mansoori who saw his pole start turn to second place, and third going to promising youngster Hashim Vahedna, ahead of another SWS World Finals qualifier Atef Al Barwani in fourth, Maz Nawaz in fifth and young Bale finishing sixth on the occasion of his debut.

Race two was equally action packed with UAE SWS reigning champion Al Barwani showing his quality with a comfortable win. Behind him Bale fought off Al Mansoori and Umid Ali – in what must go down as the ‘battle of the night’ – the trio finishing second, third and fourth respectively – with a mere half second separating them as they crossed the finish line.

George Gibbons was fifth, with Chatenay finding his form to take sixth place, while Adrian Jones took home the Best Rookie award.
Earlier in the evening Alex Connor scored his first ever win in the Junior LR4 series by taking top honours in race one, and followed that up with second place in race two.

SWS World Finals qualifier Mansour Sarraj bounced back from fourth place in the first race to win race two by a comfortable margin, while Sam Garbutt took home two trophies for finishing second in race one and thrid in race two. Kamal Agha was third in race one, with Luis Velasco taking home the Best Novice trophy for his efforts on the night.

The UAE edition of the SWS Sprint Series counts towards the international ranking, with the top drivers qualifying for the SWS World Finals in 2015.

Round three of the 2013 SWS Sprint Series takes place at the Kartdrome on 3 March.

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