Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Oman- Ahmad's team wraps up pre-season test at Donington Park  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 10/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Ahmad al Harthy, Oman's top racer, and his Oman Racing Team struck a positive note ahead of the 2014 British GT Championship after finishing in the overall top-ten during pre-season testing and Media Day at the Donington Park Grand Prix circuit in the UK on Tuesday.


Around 30 cars took part in the afternoon's two outings, with Ahmad driving his new Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3. After lapping fifth fastest in the opening session, with a best time of 1m30.799s, the Oman Racing Team car - which Ahmad shares with 2013 teammate Michael Caine - registered an improved lap of 1m29.981s in the second session, ending the day in tenth overall.


The 32 year old Ahmad said he was happy with the performance, adding that the focus of the test was to 'gain understanding' of the new car in preparation for the first two races of the season later this month. ''It was great to kick-start the British GT season. Michael [Caine] and I learned a lot and the whole team was very happy with the progress we made, the car's handling and the set-up,'' said Ahmad.


''We weren't aiming for any particular lap times, that wasn't the point of the test. The focus was on prparing the new car for the first round of the season at Oulton Park a couple of weeks from now.'' The competition will be tough for the Oman Racing Team at the British GT Championship, with several strong teams confirming participation. Ahmad's team will look to improve on the top-five championship finish it achieved during its maiden campaign in 2013.


''Donington gave us a strong indication of the level of competition this year. There is a big grid again and some fantastic drivers and teams,'' Ahmad said. ''We know it is not going to be easy, but we are feeling confident. I know the circuits and I am learning more about the car with every lap. I think we are in a strong position for the year ahead.''


Rounds one and two of the 2014 British GT Championship will take place at the Oulton Park International Circuit in Cheshire, UK, on April 21. But before that, Ahmad will be competing in the opening round of the five-event Blancpain Endurance Series at Monza, Italy on April 13.


Ahmad will partner British GT teammate Caine and Briton Stephen Jelley in the series. The practice session will be held on April 11, with the qualifying session taking place the next

 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 29 2016 - Kuwait- Speaker Al-Ghanim condemns Turkey's terrorist' attackKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Ataturk Airport in Turkey''s Istanbul ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Iraq parliament chairman arrives in KuwaitKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Dr. Salim Al-Jabouri, accompanied by a delegation, arrived in Kuwait on Wednesday starting a day-long ...

 Jun 29 2016 - EU ready to work closely with Turkey to fight terrorismKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- The European Union reiterated Wednesday its continuing solidarity with Turkey, its government and its people and reaffirmed its ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Japan condemns Turkish airport attackKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TOKYO, June 29 (KUNA) -- Japan has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that hit the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Belgium, NATO condemn Istanbul terror attackKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, June 29 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has strongly condemned the "horrific attacks at Istanbul''s Ataturk Airport " that took place ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Kuwait- His Highness the Amir receives visiting top Iraq legislatorKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT, June 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, on Wednesday at Seif Palace, the visiting Speaker of Iraqi ...

 Jun 29 2016 - 15 strikes in Syria, 17 in Iraq target IS -- coalitionKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) WASHINGTON, June 29 (KUNA) -- Coalition military forces continued to attack the so-called Islamic State (IS), conducting 15 strikes in Syria and 17 in Iraq, the ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Taynal Mosque, crown jewel of Islamic architecture in LebanonKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Photo feature by Waseem Haider BEIRUT, June 29 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese capital of Tripoli is home to several architectural treasures that reflect the history of ...

 Jun 29 2016 - Media Invite: Nairobi Launch of Housing, Land and Property PublicationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Media Invite: Nairobi Launch of Housing, Land and Property Publication OSLO, Norway, June 28, 2016/APO/ -- TO: Media Agencies based in Nairobi, Kenya FROM: Norwegian Refugee Council, ...

 Jun 29 2016 - July 6 Telephonic Press Briefing with Margaret McKelvey, Director, Office of Assistance for Africa Bureau of Population, Refugees, and MigrationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) July 6 Telephonic Press Briefing with Margaret McKelvey, Director, Office of Assistance for Africa Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration WASHINGTON D.C., United States of ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

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

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

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
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


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


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help