Mark Holroyd extends his lead in the Qatar Challenge after his third win of the season.
Even Holroyd didn’t have the pole position as the fastest driver in the qualifying was Pavel Nedobity. He immediately took the lead of the race just after the start overtaking Pavel in the firsts turns of the race.
Mark and Pavel were very close during the first half of the race and the battling was very intensive but in the sixth lap of the race, Saif Al Naimi had a mechanical problem and he stopped the car so the race was stopped. Peter De Vido was third at the moment of the red flag.
In the re-start of the three laps race, Mark started in the first position on the grid and he took again the lead crossing the chequered flag in first position. After his win, Holroyd said:
It has been the most exciting race, I’ve seen in the Qatar Challenge and that is thanks to Pavel and Peter and the guys for pushing the cars really hard. If it wasn’t for the re-start I think that Pavel would have beat me if I am very honest, but I gave in my best and I was very defensive, it was a very good test of my defensive skills and fortunately at the end of the race I came in the first position. And really looking forward the next race.’
The second place was for Talal Wehbe who was extremely happy after his result. After the race, Wehbe said:
I am super excited for this result because is my first race in group N, and I am also happy that my best lap time was the second fastest in the second race. It was an amazing close race between me and Peter.’
The third position was for David Walker.
In the Radical Middle East cup, the winner of both races was the Russian driver, Sergey Shalunov, from the team, Arloid IntraHouse.
The leader in the Porsche GT3 Cup Middle East Challenge, Clemens Schmid won again the second race of the Losail round. The Al Nabooda Racing team driver won ahead of Zaid Ashkanani with a gap of 0.662. The third place was for Fahad Algosaibi and Saeed Al Mehari ended in fourth position.
The next round of Porsche GT3 CUP, Radical ME and Qatar Challenge will be at Losail International Circuit on 5 and 6 February 2015