Ahmad Al Harthy came away from Silverstone happy after two strong performances secured third and fourth in the Pro-Am 1 class of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship.
Round 13 saw Al Harthy move in to the top six positions in the Pro-Am 1 class by the end of the first lap following a mistake by Martin Ohlin, which saw the Swedish driver push a little too hard while battling with Robbie Kerr at Luffield. Next target for Al Harthy would be team-mate Archie Hamilton, who he would pass at Brooklands for fifth on the eighth lap. Lap 27 would see the Oman driver inherit fourth place after Jonas Gelzinis was forced to retire.
The second lap of Round 14 would see Al Harthy set his targets on Martin Ohlin after a stunning first lap moved him up to fourth in class. Lap eight would prove lucky once again as he produced a superb pass on Ohlin to take third in class.
With a safety car period closing up the field Al Harthy would pile the pressure on Euan Hankey whilst doing his best to hold off Ohlin. Despite the pressure Al Harthy would hold on for third just a second adrift of Hankey.
“It's amazing to be back on the podium”, said an Al Harthy, “I'm so pleased to be back and especially after such a good drive – I want to thank all of my sponsors for helping to put me here. I got my best start of the season in terms of launching the car and I knew I had to push hard, not worry who was behind me and just attack.
“I was able to run my own race and I passed (Martin) Ohlin with a very nice overtake to go third in Pro-Am 1. From there I drove a perfect race really, lap after lap. Although qualifying wasn't quite as we wanted with the traffic, we were still positive for today as we knew we had strong race pace.”
With the series heading north to Scotland next he admits it’s going to be a challenge. “Knockhill will be completely from scratch”, he commented, “I've never been there so everything will be completely new but I'm not thinking about that yet, it's two weeks away so until then we're going to enjoy being back on the podium!”