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2018-2019 Dubai Bambino Cup: RD1

Dubai, UAE, 7 October 2018:  Shonal Kunimal and his parents ventured all the way from Oman to compete in the opening round of the Dubai Bambino Cup on Saturday, 6 October at Dubai Kartdrome, and they were rewarded for their efforts when Shonal came home with the winner’s trophy.

Anthony Joe Khalil gave chase all day long, but a slow run in the second session cost him valuable points and ultimately the win.

Shonal Kunimal took time to get going in the first two time-trials, but then he managed to hone his skills and improve over the final two, grabbing a pair of wins to finish the day.

Shonal Kunimal on his way to RD1 victory.  Photo: Arthur Rosales
Shonal Kunimal on his way to RD1 victory. Photo: Arthur Rosales


Shonal collected 186 points over the four sessions and the victory for Round One. Anthony Joe Khalil took second-place with 176 points and will be hoping to come back stronger for the next round.  Kareem Azzi was the winner in the second time-trial and he claimed third-place for the day on 165 points.

Dubai Bambino Cup Winners Podium. Photo: Arthur Rosales
Dubai Bambino Cup Winners Podium. Photo: Arthur Rosales


Dubai Kartdrome Manager David Bright said, “Fantastic competition today.  Each of the four time-trials was won by less than half a second.”

“Congratulations to Shonal for making the trip to Dubai and winning it all.  I was also impressed with the rest of grid; any of these drivers are capable of getting a victory in the next round.”

Click here for Dubai Bambino Cup RD1 Results

Report: Aaron Meriwether
Photos: Arthur Rosales

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