Barff and Price power to victory in Ferrari
10 February 2012
Dubai Autodrome hosted NGK UAE National Race Day 7 on Friday 10 February which included Round 6 of the NGK UAE GT Championship, Round 5 of the UAE Radical Cup and and Round 3 of the Suzuki Swift Cup.
Rob Barff and Leon Price shared the AUH Motorsport prepared Ferrari 458 Italia to overall victory and top honours in the GTA Class of the NGK UAE GT Championship by over a minute and a half after starting from their tenth successive pole position.
Rafael Unzurrunzaga gave chase but had to settle for second place overall in the Mosler GT600.
Price said afterwards: “Again Rob [Barff] did a great job to hand the car over with a healthy lead and all really had to do was to drive it across the line. The Mosler was very fast through the bowl section of the track. He eventually unlapped himself but we managed to take the win. I also want to commend the organisers (DAMC) for allowing us to race despite smaller fields.”
Barff added: “The car was superb and allowed me to build a good margin before I handed over to Leon [Price] who did a good job to bring it home.”
John Iossifidis and Martin Baerschmidt shared the Gulf Racing Aston martin Vantage.
Jonathan Mullan driving a Honda won the Touring Car Invitation – race within a race – from the Moutran broethers second in their Duel Racing Renault with Oliver Grimm taking third and scooping the Cytech Driver of the Day Award for his efforts.
In the UAE Radical Cup it was a good day for the pairing of Tony Wells and James Littlejohn who won both of the 45 minute races in the SR3 Class, with Sean Stevens/Perry Johanssen runner-up in both races.
In the SR8 Class Khaled Al Mudhaf/ Jan Van Meerbeek took top honours in race one with Raeed Hassan/ Bassam Kronfli tops in race two.
Bashar Mardini won both Suzuki Swift Cup races from Mohammed Al Shimy in Race 1 and from Muarice Faber in Race 2.
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