19 Feb 2018 – 11:46

Perfect Hamad Al Asam notches double at QTCC

Podium winners at the Fourth Round of Qatar Touring Car Championship receiving their prizes from an official at Losail International Circuit on Saturday.

The Peninsula

Doha: Qatar’s Hamad Al Asam got a perfect weekend during the fourth round of Qatar Touring Car Championship at Losail International Circuit.

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On Friday, Al Asam got the pole positon with a lap time of 2:24.011 and on Saturday he won both races in front of the leader of the championship, Abdullah Al Khelaifi.

Al Khelaifi, finished second in both races and he already secured the QTCC championship with only one round to go.

The third position in both races went to a newcomer, Ahmed Al Kuwari.

Al Asam was extremely happy with his result during the weekend.

“First of all congratulations to Abdullah as the champion of the season. I did a hat-trick so this is perfect. It took a lot time to be on the podium but finally we made it. I did the best pole position this year, the car was fantastic. I had a lot of pressure in race one, fighting in the four first laps with Adham and later on with Abdullah. In race two, I knew that my car would perform better and I enjoyed a lot, I had fun with Abdullah and at the last lap I kept the position. Hopefully I can get the second position in the final championship.” Al Asam said.

Al Khelaifi plan was to secure the championship this weekend.

“I was planning to maintain at least third position to secure the championship and then push harder if I can. In first race I started to put pressure on Adham at the beginning, he had some mistakes so I planned to overtake him but unfortunately, he had a mechanical problem and had to abandon. From then, I was alone with Hamad, fighting till the end, it was really hard,”said Al Khelaifi.