(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Sami al Shaibani, one of the three Shaibani siblings, clinched a runner-up finish in the first round of the UAE AutoX Championship that was held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi recently.Participating in the modified category, all the three brothers - Mazin, Sami and Nabeel - came up with good performances against experienced and fancied UAE counterparts. Sami clinched the runner-up spot in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX in the overall modified category, which was won by Daniel Hanna, who also drove a Mitsubishi Evo IX.Hanna put in a consistent performance and was hardly challenged in the modified class. Mazin narrowly missed out on the modified category podium, finishing fourth, but found the third place in the all-wheel drive (AWD) class, under the modified category. Nabeel finished fourth in the AWD class.Speaking to Muscat Daily, Mazin said, ''We are going to compete in all the rounds of the UAE AutoX Championship this year as Team Oman Auto-X'. A formal announcement will be made soon as we plan to launch a national team.'' The second round of the UAE AutoX Championship will take place at the Dubai Autodrome on December 21.