Dubai: Reigning champions Al Nabooda Racing aim to take a decisive step towards another double title triumph in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East on home territory at Dubai Autodrome this weekend.
Carrying a formidable 51-point lead into rounds nine and 10 on Friday and Saturday, Clemens Schmid and Karim Al Azhari are on the verge of retaining the team crown they won so convincingly last season, with the final race weekend to follow in Bahrain next month.
Once again the dominant driver this season with six wins in eight races, Schmid also looks unstoppable as he homes in on another individual title, leading the standings by 39 points and aiming to add to his winning record in Dubai.
While the team and drivers’ championships look certain to be decided at Bahrain International Circuit, where Al Nabooda Racing secured both titles last season, Schmid and Al Azhari are determined to put on a show in Dubai this weekend.
“It’s our home circuit and we want to do well,” said Al Azhari, currently lying fifth in the drivers’ standings. “It’s been a fantastic season for Al Nabooda Racing. I’m very excited that we now have a stronger lead in the team championship than we had at this stage last season.”