EGKC goes two for two at the Dubai Endurance 2019
The Emirates Group Karting Club has won the first two rounds of the 2019 Dubai Kartdrome Endurance Championship.
Round 2 of the Dubai Endurance saw a Sprint Race to determine the starting grid of the 600-lap race. Romaldo Labrooy finished third in the short race to pick up EGKC’s first trophy of the night.
Arjun Manjunath and Mohammed Mattar together with Romaldo then charged for Emirates Racing to lead in the early part of the race. A brief period of safety car saw the EGKC teams react with some early drive-through pit stops. Once the dust was settled with all the 14 mandatory pit stops done, the EGKC pro team emerged 40 seconds ahead of nearest rivals Bin Drai Karting Team. A late push by the rivals cut the lead but Mattar, the final driver for Emirates Racing managed to stay ahead and crossed the line first after 13 hours and 10 minutes to finish first overall and first in the Pro category.
Team Emirates drivers, Jiby Kuriakose, Mohd Zubair and Hugo De Frutos Maeso capped off the amazing night clinching two more trophies – first in the Corporate Category and an impressive third overall, finishing 40 seconds ahead of corporate rivals, LD Russia, bringing the grand total of trophies for the weekend to five.