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Kumaran, Kurdali and Naylor Rock the Ramadan Challenge

Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2021:  The fourth and final round of the 2021 Ramadan Challenge finished on Monday (3 May) with three new champions crowned at the end to the night at Dubai Kartdrome.

The event was loaded with prizes, courtesy of IAME UAE, Brand Racing and Dojomoto Racing.

Kyle Kumaran demolished the Senior Cup field, going four-for-four on his way to a perfect run in the championship chase.  Former two-time champ Romaldo Labrooy battled the leader in every round, but Kumaran left behind only second-place table scraps for Labrooy each time.

In the age 35 and over category, Sam Naylor managed to upset the multiple SWS champion Atef Al Barwani and take home the Masters Cup crown.  It was close contest, with each driver grabbing two class wins, but Naylor’s consistently higher point hauls assured him the title.

Sultan Kurdali was almost faultless in the Junior Cup, dropping only one round out of four to secure the championship title over fierce competitor Arthur De Doncker.

Dubai Kartdrome Manager David Bright said, “The annual Ramadan Challenge is the highlight of the year for the popular SWS community.  Four weeks of back-to-back racing, with unique formats and large starting grids, utilizing four different circuit layouts – means exciting and close racing.  Lots of superb prizes were up for grabs thanks to our sponsors IAME UAE, Brand Racing and Dojomoto, who all continuously support grass roots motorsport in the UAE.”

Next up is the Dubai Autodrome Karting Festival (26-29 May) and Bright added, “For now we look forward to our karting festival at the end of the month, which will include both SWS Sprint and Endurance races, to be held on the main Dubai Autodrome circuit for the very first time.’’

More info: Dubai Autodrome Karting Festival (26-29 May)

2021 Ramadan Challenge Prize Winners

Senior Champion Prizes: Kyle Kumaran
Free race entry into either an IAME or Rotax Senior/Master Club event during the 2021 season courtesy of Dojomoto Racing (or complimentary one-month practice package with Dojomoto).

One Dubai Kartdrome CIK Karting Suit courtesy of Dojomoto Racing.

Senior Runner-Up Prize: Romaldo Labrooy
One month 2-stroke practice package courtesy of Dojomoto Racing.

Highest Placed Senior (Having Not Raced IAME) Prize: Enzo Mathevet
Free race entry into IAME Senior or IAME X30 Master during the 2021 Summer Cup, courtesy of IAME and RAK TRACK UAE.

Top 10 Senior Drivers Prize
Free test day in an IAME X30 go-kart.

  1. Enzo Mathevet
  2. Enzo Al Azhari
  3. Vasili Zhuraveskii
  4. Oleg Kazakov
  5. Wissam Hatim
  6. Giorgio Miconi
  7. Jairo Jesus
  8. Steve Wilson
  9. Samuel Garbutt
  10. Nicholas Carasso

Masters Champion Prizes: Sam Naylor
One Dubai Kartdrome CIK Karting Suit courtesy of Dojomoto Racing.

Free race entry into IAME Senior or IAME X30 Master during the 2021 Summer Cup, courtesy of IAME and RAK TRACK UAE.

Top 10 Masters Drivers Prize
Free test day in an IAME X30 go-kart.

  1. Sam Naylor
  2. Atef Al Barwani
  3. Greg Watt
  4. Elie Eid
  5. Bruno de Champris
  6. Yannis Volanis
  7. Dario Echeverry
  8. Mubarak Abdulaziz
  9. Philipp Lemmerz
  10. Graham Threlfall

Junior Champion Prize: Sultan Kurdali
One Dubai Kartdrome CIK Karting Suit courtesy of Dojomoto Racing.

Highest Placed Junior (Having Not Raced IAME) Prize: Arthur De Doncker
Free race entry into IAME Cadet or IAME X30 Junior during the 2021 Summer Cup, courtesy of IAME and RAK TRACK UAE.

Top Two Juniors Prize: William van Leersum and Jack Doe
One month 2-stroke practice package courtesy of Brand Racing.

Top 15 Junior Drivers Prize
Free test day in an IAME Mini go-kart.

  1. Arthur De Doncker
  2. William van Leersum
  3. Jack Doe
  4. Rafael Jesus
  5. Daniel Mohajeri
  6. Zakaria Doleh
  7. Adam Elkurd
  8. Jeremy Montgomery-Swan
  9. Yousef Kalbouneh
  10. Theo Palmer
  11. Davit Safaryan
  12. Samuel Hatton
  13. Luca McMurdo
  14. Reaan Dharmadasa
  15. Finn Thomas

Report: Aaron Meriwether
Photo: Hashim Idris

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