Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Al Harthy Closes In On Podium Finish

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Ahmad Al Harthy came close to securing a podium position this weekend in the second race of the day at Croft. Following a disappointing first race which saw him retire due to a misfire as a result of a sensor failure, the Oman driver took to the track for the second race fourth in class.

“Race one was very unfortunate, just a problem with a small sensor which meant we had the misfire and that forced the retirement”, said Al Harthy, “I'm not disappointed though because it's motor sport, you can get an electrical or mechanical issue at any point. The important thing is that you compose yourself for the next race and come back strong, which we did in race two.”

A strong performance in the race saw Al Harthy record a fastest lap of 1:25.222, quicker than that of third placed Tony Gilham and within nine-tenths of a second of class winner Ollie Jackson.

As the laps counted down the 28-year-old piled the pressure on Gilham, but despite his best efforts he had settle for fourth in class, just 0.526s adrift from the #34 car.

“I drove a good race and I'm pleased with the pace we had, I didn't take any risks and I came very close to being on the Pro-Am 1 podium again. Aside from the race one problem, it's been another strong weekend where we've made good progress. We have a long summer break before the next event but hopefully we'll be able to keep our momentum going and improve some more.”

Al Harthy leaves Croft placed fourth in the pro-am1 class championship and will return to track at Snetterton in August when the series resumes after the sumer break.

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