2019 Emirates Motorsport Expo Salutes New Race Season
Dubai, UAE, 4 September 2019: Duarte Lopes and Anjum Sheikh of Bin Drai Karting Team finished a perfect three round sweep by winning the third and final round of the 2019 Motorsport Wheels (MSW) Mini Enduro Cup on Monday night (2 September) at Dubai Kartdrome to claim the 2019 title.
Wheels of Fury, with drivers Sam Naylor and Floris Du Bois, finished the night in 15th position, which gave the team just enough points to triumph in the 2019 Masters category championship.
Round Three Highlights
Bin Drai Karting Team did everything required to put the championship out of reach, with Anjum Sheikh setting the bar high early on with the fastest mark in qualifying, a best lap time of 1:14.579, which was two tenths of second clear of Red Arrow in P2.
The team with the greatest chance of a Bin Drai upset, Emirates Racing, began the final endurance race within striking distance, fourth on the grid.
Emirates Racing was now in the hunt for the final two hours and fifteen minutes of the season, chasing down the frontrunners, however, Lopes and Sheikh proved too difficult to catch. Emirates advanced up to P2, right up on the back bumpers of Bin Drai, but when we the chequered flag waved Duarte Lopes crossed the finish line just 0.609 seconds ahead of Emirates Racing to take the third win in a row for Bin Drai Karting Team and the 2019 Overall championship.
It was a more difficult task for the Masters category contender Wheels of Fury. The team qualified way down in 17th position and finished the race behind rivals Blueberry Racing, but Wheels of Fury collected enough points over three rounds to lock in the 2019 Masters title.