In an unexpected twist of destiny and drama that took place last weekend on the Dubai autodrome tracks, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge reigning title holder Clemens Schmid has given way to Zaid Ashkanani of Kuwait to top the leader board with 199 points. Barred from the Race 2 for having deemed guilty of causing an accident due to rash driving in Race 1, Clemens is currently tied at second place with two-time champion Abdulaziz AlFaisal of KSA, both with 196 points. Hasher Al Maktoum of Skydive Dubai Falcons has climbed to the fourth place with 166 points.

Zaid Ashakani closing in to finish on top

With one round remaining, Dubai’s remarkably eventful weekend implies that the championship title will remain unpredictable till the last race in Bahrain. A first place is awarded 25 points while the second place will pick up 23 points, followed by 21 for the third and 19 for the fourth.

Al Maktoum and AlFaisal in the tussle for the third spot

However, as a team, Al Nabooda Racing is still on top but the Saudi Falcons have closed in by a large cut from 49 points to 22. Skydive Dubai Falcons is in turn tailgating the second-place holders by 10 points from a previous 16.

Christina Nielsen, the only woman in the race gains in respect with every race

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round 6 will be played out on the Bahrain International Circuit on the 7th and 8th of March.

Dubai ensures thrills last till end of Porsche GT3 Cup was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sudeep Koshy

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