Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Al Qubaisi Vows to Fight for Victory Next Year after Mechanical Blows Prevent Dubai 24 Hours Hat-Trick  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 13/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) The UAE's Khaled Al Qubaisi vowed to return next year to fight for another victory in the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai after a string of mechanical problems denied Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon a hat-trick of victories in the dramatic endurance race



The partnership of Al Qubaisi, Dutchman Jeroen Bleekemolen, Germany's Bernd Schneider and Sweden's Andreas Simonsen had looked firmly in control before a series of problems in the early hours today dropped the team's No.1 Mercedes AMG SLS GT3 from the lead, and eventually out of the race



The consolation for Al Qubaisi and Bleekemolen is that they took third place overall at Dubai Autodrome in the team's No.2 AMG SLS GT3 in partnership with Saudi Arabia's Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki AlFaisal, German Hubert Haupt and Britain's Adam Christodoulou



"We definitely want to keep this team together and hopefully we'll back next year to win again," said Al Qubaisi, who had wanted another victory for Abu Dhabi Racing to follow on from last month's superb win in the Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina Circuit



For much of the race, it seemed that he would get his wish. "Of course we're disappointed not to win because the No.1 car was going so well before we had our problems," he said at the finish, as Swiss-based Stadler Motorsport celebrated victory in their Porsche 997 GT3 R



"The car was a winner. It was in a league of its own, just blasting away before things started to go wrong. Just before midnight we had electrical problems when the exhaust broke



"We lost 18 laps fixing it, and then we had more problems in the morning and that was the end of the race for that car



"Then we had to focus on Car no.2, which had also had some mishaps here and there, including the door getting stuck, and spent around 20 minutes in the pits overall, putting us down by ten laps



"Near the end I lost the car and avoided the wall just by an inch, and then I lost all my brakes and ABS and had to take it easy to the end of the race



"Our consolation was to take third place with car No.2, and given all the things that happened to us, I'm pleasantly surprised that we finished on the podium.



About AL QUBAISI
AL QUBAISI

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 21 2014 - AnastasiaDate Shares Some Truly Inspiring Long Distance Love Stories of MembersMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) AnastasiaDate shares more long–distance real life love stories of their members. By Ana Mauer AnastasiaDate the leading online international dating portal recently shared more long ...

 Aug 21 2014 - The Kitchness Stainless Steel BBQ Basting Brush Is Released For Sale To The General Public On Amazon.comMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Amazon appointed as exclusive Worldwide Distributor for this second-generation BBQ Brush.ARECIBO PUERTO RICO August 20 2014. The long awaited release of the Kitchness Stainless ...

 Aug 21 2014 - AsianDate Offers Valuable Tips on How to Avoid Online Dating ScamsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) AsianDate shares useful tips with members on how to avoid dating scams. By Jia Li Asian Date the trusted and highly established Asia-specific online dating service has shared some ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Experts Find Tinting Your Homes Windows Lowers Energy Consumption ConsiderablyMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) With growing global concerns people are now encouraged to conserve energy and cut back on the energy consumption to preserve the earth's resources for future generations. Among the ...

 Aug 21 2014 - More South Floridians are Keeping Their Automobiles LongerMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) A new car is a major investment that people like to use for as long as the vehicle allows them to but when a car is scratched smashed or scraped in from the corner of the bumper the ...

 Aug 21 2014 - flipb Software Announces Pre-designed TemplatesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) flipb Software a leading provider of digital publishing software announces the recent release of predesigned templates to streamline the PDF to flipbook conversion process.San Jose CA ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Small Business Trends Quotes Joshua B Lee of Stand Out AuthorityMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Joshua B Lee co-founder of Stand Out Authority was just quoted in a story on Small Business Trends publication. The article is about things not to do when pitching investors and ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Clogged Grease Traps can Cause Health Problems in Miami RestaurantsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Restaurants and Eateries have to abide by strict health and hygiene rules and regulation which require them to maintain a specific level of sanitation to ensure that the people who ...

 Aug 21 2014 - The Dental Health Center Joins Smiles Dental Now Smiles Dental RoseburgMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The Dental Health Center a Roseburg OR dentist recently joined Smiles Dental a regionally-focused dental group in order to continue to provide comfortable high-quality dental services ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Online Business Franchise Opportunity Vs Affiliate ProgramMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Buy an online internet business franchise opportunity. Licensees only need a cell phone laptop and internet connection. Unlimited earning potential with an online franchise business ...

more...


 






Google

Taqs

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help