Bahraini racing driver Erza Idafar picked up his third victory of the season during the latest round of the 2010/2011 WGA Chevrolet Supercars ME Championship. Despite it being his first visit to the Reem International Circuit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the 18 year old was still able to take victory in the SC06 Class.
The youngster headed into the meeting with a 12 point lead in the the SC06 standings, after a double win at the first meeting of the season at Bahrain. After getting acclimiatised to the new tracdk during practice, Idafar qualified his Chevrolet Lumina second in class for both race.
A good start saw him quickly take the class lead in the opener and he never looked back as he stormed away to take the win, setting the fastest lap in the process. He looked to replicate this in the meeting's second race, but an engine failed forced him into retirement.
Despite the DNF, Idafar was happy with his weekends work: “I really enjoyed the racing in Saudi Arabia. It was great to win race one and I'm sure we could have challenged for the win again in race two but the engine blew. Obviously that was a shame but I still had a great time at Reem, it's quite a technical track and is a lot of fun to drive.”
The first race win sees Idafar remain at the top of the SC06 standings as the series returns to the Bahrain International Circuit for rounds five and six, in support of the popular GP2 Asia Series.