17.02.2012 - In a very tightly fought battle LiME Racing driver Paul Woodfield fought back from sixth to a very credible 3rd on a very sandy Al Forsan. Paul said "despite having a few technical issues, I am very pleased with a third. The Kart seems to be sorted now so the next race in will be a real challenge and we are looking forward to it"
From : ....Mohammed Al Dhaheri kick-started his UAE Rotax Max Challenge campaign with an impressive DD2 class win at Al Forsan on Friday.
The Emirati driver took advantage of a slip up from Maurits Knopjes in the final race to assume the lead and secure his third race win of the season. Championship leader Knopjes suffered rear brake issues throughout the day and ended up third overall after losing second to Oliver George. Al Dhaheri, who has not been able to dedicate as much time as he would have liked to karting this year due to work commitments, was happy with his performance. “I really pushed myself during the final. I could see him at the beginning pulling away from me but I kept it really constant, made sure my tyres were not overheating and then I could see I was catching him slowly,” he said. “I could see the points, made my move - a clear move - and overtook him.”
On his hopes of catching Knopjes at the top of the standings, the Emirati added: “I’m going to push harder, we still have five races to go, and it’s open. This is racing, you don’t know what might happen.” The DD2 class shared the Al Forsan circuit with the Max Master category, with Luc Bauwmans leading the older class home.
He was followed by Walid Al Qassemi in second, with Paul Woodfield third.
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