Ahmad Al Harthy wins at Snetterton
By staff - Mon Aug 13, 5:33 pm
Al Harthy (Redline/Oman Air) chased the Pro drivers to score a resounding Pro-Am1 victory and make up for the earlier disappointment of being knocked out of the first race. “I’ve had a very good weekend apart from the Gelzinis incident,” said the Oman racer. “We had very good pace.” Victor Jimenez (Redline/Oman Air) bagged second in Pro-Am1 from Oly Mortimer (GT Marques). With two fighting drives to the podium on very limited funds, Mortimer was awarded the ‘driver of the weekend’ award, while GT Marques earned the ‘team of the weekend’ award.
Further down the field Derek Pierce and Pro-Am1 pole-sitter Michael Leonard came together, Pierce spun out and Leonard limped back to the pitlane. Ahmad Al Harthy moved in to the class lead while Leonard pitted for a new front right tyre, unfortunately the Irish luck was not with Leonard and he would retire a lap later with bent steering as a result of the incident.
Jonas Gelzinis pushed hard from fourth with Meadows and Meyrick trying to chase down the flying Tordoff. A small mistake from the Lithuanian resulted in a half spin at Agostini’s, as he rejoined he moved across the track and in to the side of Pro-Am1 leader Al Harthy. Gelzinis would finish the race in eighth but be disqualified after the race and docked four points. Unfortunately for the Oman Air Redline Racing driver he would be forced out of the race.
Omani racing star had a sensational weekend with pole position and a stunning race win to increase the championship lead.