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2018 Endurance Championship RD4: Mid-Race

Dubai, UAE, 14 December 2018:  After 509 laps of endurance racing, Andre Caiado, Miguel Neto, Duarte Lopes and Anjum Shaikh of Bin Drai Karting Team are still in control of their own destiny to win the race and wrap up the Pro Championship.

Full speed ahead: Bin Drai Karting Team. Photo: Aaron Meriwether
Full speed ahead: Bin Drai Karting Team. Photo: Aaron Meriwether

 

Ten seconds behind Cambridge Middle East Interiors is in the hunt but with one pit stop less than Bin Drai.

Dany Hokayem, Jiby Kuriakose, John Barsi and Mohd Zubair of Team Emirates have clawed their way up through the field to third overall and first in the Corporate category.  The defending Corporate champs now have a real chance to steal the 2018 Corporate title from leaders LD Russia who have tumbled down the grid into eleventh place overall.

Don't call it a comeback: Team Emirates. Photo: Aaron Meriwether
Don’t call it a comeback: Team Emirates. Photo: Aaron Meriwether

 

German drivers Jorg Muller, Sebastian Rumpelhardt, Robert Schlunssen and Marcel Schirmer of 69er Racers are currently in fifth place and have just taken the Nations Cup lead from rookie team Pafbet Openkart Latvia.  Despite the setback, the Latvian squad is making an impressive debut at Dubai Kartdrome.

Nations Cup leader: 69er Racers. Photo: Aaron Meriwether
Nations Cup leader: 69er Racers. Photo: Aaron Meriwether

 

Pit stop strategies now become critical to the overall race.  In just over twelve hours, the teams that got it right will reap the rewards at the finish line.

The final round of the 2018 Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship will conclude on Saturday, 15 December at high noon—champions will be crowned.

Report and photos: Aaron Meriwether

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