Motorbase Look To Keep Points Run Alive In Holland


Motorbase's Michael Caine and Ahmad Al Harthy have been awarded the win (Credit: Chris Gurton Photography)

The Oman Air Motorbase team head to Zandvoort this weekend with its sights set firmly on continuing its unbroken 2013 points-scoring run.

The Dutch race is likely to be a highlight of the year for many drivers, being the only race off of the British mainland, with two one-hour races set for the iconic Zandvoort circuit.

With just two rounds remaining, Motorbase drivers Ahmad Al Harthy and Michael Caine hold fifth in the championship standings and are determined to get themselves in to the coveted top three.

The team’s Porsche 997 GT3R has had to carry a significant weight penalty this season, meaning the consistent points results have been a real struggle for the team.

“It really has been a great season so far in British GT”, said Al Harthy, “We’ve had to fight hard all year against the extra weight we have to carry in the car, but even with that we’ve managed to score in every round which is a fantastic achievement.

“All of the guys at the team have been working so hard to make sure the Porsche runs like clockwork and it has all season. Even though qualifying is always a compromise for us, in the races our pace is consistently strong and I’m sure that’ll be the case at Zandvoort. I’m looking forward to racing there for the first time, it’s a track with a lot of history and provides a real challenge which is what I enjoy.”