Dubai, UAE, 26 January 2020: Saudi ace Ahmed Al Muyini (#47) took two victories in a row in a thrilling National Sportsbike Super Series shootout on Saturday (25 January).
Two-wheeled Honda virtuoso Mahmoud Tannir (#10) set the bar high after topping the qualifying session with a best lap time of 1:46.360 on the 4.29-kiolmetre International Circuit at Dubai Autodrome. Christopher Dempsey (#37), riding a Yamaha R6, was only seven thousandths of second of the leader’s pace to start in P2, and Saska Totaro (#5) lining up third on a Ducati 959.
Al Muyini only managed fourth in qualifying, but the AHM Superstock rider would soon find more pace from his Yamaha R6 when it really mattered.
Totaro got the jump on Tannir in the first race and looked destined to control the contest. However, Al Muyini was advancing up the circuit and tracking down the leaders. At the end of ten laps, the Saudi rider managed to overtake both his Italian and Lebanese rivals, crossing the finish line just 0.354 seconds ahead of the #10 Honda CBR.
Tannir came out swinging in the second race, jumping ahead of the pack and leaving Al Muyini to give chase. The Saudi rider stalked his prey patiently and then pounced in the final laps, taking his second chequered flag of the day and leaving Tannir behind by six tenths of a second.
Ahmed Al Muyini finished the day two-for-two overall and clinching the 600cc Superstock category. Mahmoud Tannir may have missed out on overall glory, but the Lebanese rider will be quite satisfied to secure two class victories in 600cc Supersport over Nasir Syed’s Kawasaki ZX6R (#44) of Creative House Scaffolding.
Saska Totaro also had a shot at the top spot, but the Italian had to settle for splitting the Ducati Pro-Twins spoils with a mysterious Romanian Ducati 959 rider, simply known as Petro (#72).
Report: Aaron Meriwether
Photos: Aaron Meriwether & Arthur Rosales