Al Azhari eyes honours

DUBAI - Al Nabooda Racing’s Porsche driving ace Karim Al Azhari of the UAE’s is determined to make an even bigger impression next season.

By (KT Report)

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Published: Tue 19 Jun 2012, 12:12 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:56 PM

One most experienced racing drivers, Al Azhari aims to sharpen his skills on the race tracks of Europe this summer as he looks to boost his assault on the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East next season, according to a media statement. Al Azhari made an immediate impact on the Porsche one-make series last season, surprising even himself with two podium finishes after entering the 12-round championship at the half way stage.

With the new season still several months away, he will be looking to snatch an advantage over some of his main rivals during the summer months.

“I believe the best preparation for racing is to spend as much time as you can in the car, both during the season and our off season between April and November,” said Al Azhari.

“During the summer I go racing in Europe while other drivers spend time in the gym. That may make them fitter, but by the time the new season comes around I’ll be sharper as a driver.

“This has always been one of my strengths. If I was out of racing for four months I’d be useless. I’m never out of a racing car for more than a few weeks at a time. That’s what keeps me at my top level.”

He added: “I’m competing in a series of races in Europe this summer at FIA GT3 level. I’ve already done one race a few weeks ago in a Porsche at the Nurburgring where I finished on the podium.

“The aim is continue my advancement in motor sport internationally. Racing in Europe during the summer will also be beneficial for me in Porsche GT3.

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