Racing BH tops the six-hour karting race

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Racing BH made it two wins out of two in the 2019/2020 Bahrain Karting Enduro Championship after clinching the season’s six-hour second round held on Saturday at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir.

The trio of Mohammed Mattar, Ali Baslar and Khalid Al Rayyes secured the first place with a total of 281 laps around BIKC’s 1.414-kilometer Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK) Track.

They did just enough to defeat the GO Bahrain, who were just 1.085 seconds behind at the chequered flag.

Racing BH Junior, joined their sister squad on the overall podium by taking third place with 280 laps. They defeated the Bahrain Airport Services (BAS)-A by less than a half-second.

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Despite missing out on the overall podium, BAS A was able to claim a top-three spot in the Pro category. There they were third, as Racing BH and GO Bahrain were also in first and second, respectively, giving them twice the reason to celebrate.

BAS had two of their teams also on the Corporate podium. Their B squad was second with 276 laps, while in third a lap behind were their C team.

3MDG Racing Team was fourth amongst Corporate teams on 271 laps. In fifth with 259 laps were the all-female BAS F squad.

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Following the race, the overall winners and those who triumphed in each class were presented their respective trophies in the awarding ceremony attended by BIKC and Bahrain International Circuit officials.

Saturday’s six-hour race is scheduled to be followed by Round Three on January 18 next year and it will be a 12-hour event. Round Four will then be the championship-finale and the ultimate challenge of the season: a 24-hour race, scheduled for February 14 and 15.



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