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    Sport360
    Fuelled by a narrow defeat in the preceding round of the Sodi World Series (SWS) Sprint Series, Saeed Al Mehairi bounced back to take a commanding SWS Senior Cup win at the Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night. With a best lap time of 1:11.188, Rami Azzam opened the contest as the top qualifier, 0.127 seconds ahead of Al Mehairi and 0.193 seconds ahead of Ahmed Al Hammadi in third position. The three drivers began Race One fighting for the lead with Al Hammadi dropping back to sixth position after spinning out. The other two karts carried on and Al Mehairi took control of the race and held on for the win. Azzam harassed the Emirati on every turn but was still 0.598 seconds behind at the finish line. "Things happen sometimes in a race but I'm glad that everyone is happy now," said Al Mahairi. "Even after the race they were shaking hands which is really good." Newcomer Pierre Oliver Chevalier made an instant impact in the Masters category, taking top honours over veteran Heiki Eelma in second ... ...
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    Emirati karting ace Saeed Al Mehairi bagged another win on Monday night (13 March) in the Sodi World Series (SWS) competition, picking up his second Senior Cup win in a row while Kelly Fergal topped Masters and Junior Cup driver Kyle Kumaran reached the top step of the podium for the first time. Al Mehairi has been a dominant force in 2017, racking up an Endurance Championship first place trophy with team Batelco Racing Drag965, a pair of solo SWS Senior Cup trophies, and he will compete in the SWS World Finals in Paris in May. It was Romaldo Labrooy who owned the pace early on during qualifying, beating Al Mehairi to pole by a mere 0.059 seconds, setting a benchmark lap time of 1:11.367. The next eleven drivers set times less than a second off the top mark. Thirty-one Senior Cup karts lined up for Race One, and six of those made a swift getaway at the start to separate from the pack and battle it out for the lead. Al Mehairi jostled his way to the front of the breakaway group and held ... ...
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    The UK's most competitive hire-kart 24-hour race goes global with Sodi World Series. Second event scheduled for October 2017 due to overwhelming demand. One of the most thrilling events on the kart racing calendar, the Daytona 24-Hour, is going international for 2017. Due to the meteoric sell-out of the April 24-hour endurance, Daytona has scheduled a second fantastic opportunity to race over 24 hours at its flagship venue at Milton Keynes on October 7th and 8th. The 2017 Daytona 24-hour Race will also form part of the Sodi World Endurance Series (www.sodiwseries.com), with teams invited of up to 12 drivers from across the UK, Europe and further afield, to compete for World Championship points in its superb Sodi RT8 Race Karts. ...
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    The third Sodi World Series [SWS] event in a row at Dubai Kartdrome has seen a Junior Cup driver reach the highest step of the podium for their first time as Danny Shields took first place on Monday night. Over the season, Shields has often been in the mix with the race leaders but an SWS Junior Cup victory had eluded him,. But, fromseventh on the grid, Shields rocketed off the line in Race One and carved a path through the karts ahead. He grabbed the lead and held off his rivals to take the chequered flag, just 0.173 seconds ahead of Seif Al Naggar. In Race Two there would be even more contenders for the throne as four drivers broke cover and clashed for the lead. The pack kept changing as Alex Connor, Omar Aswat, Samir Malas, and Shields each manoeuvred to take control. After nine aggressive laps, Connor came out on top of the scuffle, crossing the finish line a mere 0.245 seconds ahead of Aswat. Malas secured third and Shields trailed in fourth. When the points were tallied for the ... ...
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    Keanu Al Azhari, son of multiple UAE motorsport champion Karim Al Azhari, battled his way past seasoned veterans to claim his first winner's trophy in the SWS Junior Cup at the Dubai Kartdrome on Monday night. During qualifying, it was Omar Aswat who set the early pace, nailing a best lap time of 1.20.096 to claim pole position. Keanu's brother Enzo Al Azhari was second on the grid and reigning Ramadan Challenge Junior Champion, Kamal Agha, was in third. Agha's experience would come in handy during Race One and after the start lights went out he quickly took control of the field. Keanu Al Azhari rocketed from seventh on the grid up into the lead pack along with Seif Al Naggar, who had started in sixth. After a close campaign Agha was first across the finish line, just .594 seconds ahead of Al Azhari, who eclipsed Al Naggar by a meagre .185 seconds. Al Azhari's will to win was even greater in Race Two; after a few laps of skirmishing with the frontrunners he broke free of the pack and ... ...
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