Dubai, UAE, 7 October 2018: Shonal Kunimal and his parents ventured all the way from Oman to compete in the opening round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday, 6 October at Dubai Kartdrome, and they were rewarded for their efforts when Shonal came home with the winner’s trophy.
Anthony Joe Khalil gave chase all day long, but a slow run in the second session cost him valuable points and ultimately the win.
Shonal Kunimal took time to get going in the first two time-trials, but then he managed to hone his skills and improve over the final two, grabbing a pair of wins to finish the day.
Shonal collected 186 points over the four sessions and the victory for Round One. Anthony Joe Khalil took second-place with 176 points and will be hoping to come back stronger for the next round. Kareem Azzi was the winner in the second time-trial and he claimed third-place for the day on 165 points.
Dubai Kartdrome Manager David Bright said, “Fantastic competition today. Each of the four time-trials was won by less than half a second.”
“Congratulations to Shonal for making the trip to Dubai and winning it all. I was also impressed with the rest of grid; any of these drivers are capable of getting a victory in the next round.”
Report: Aaron Meriwether
Photos: Arthur Rosales