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Pro-Am1 Leader Al Harthy Hails “Perfect” Weekend

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Ahmad Al Harthy doubled his championship lead in the Thruxton rain - Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Ahmad Al Harthy doubled his championship lead in the Thruxton rain - Photo: Jakob Ebrey Photography

To say Ahmad Al Harthy was pleased with his Pro-Am1 clean sweep in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship at Thruxton would be an understatement.

The 30-year-old doubled his class lead to 31 points with his third and fourth wins of the season, and says they were more satisfying than when he achieved the feat last time out at Donington.

“Donington was amazing but this is even better, perfect,” he said. “To win required a lot more than the wins at Donington, I don't think we've ever done this before – to drive a completely wet track on slicks.”

The Oman Air Racing driver won the first race of the weekend by more than 20 seconds, setting fastest lap along the way, in a dominating performance in very wet conditions.

His performance in Round Six was even more impressive, his slick-shod, Redline Racing run-car finishing almost half a minute in front of the opposition. The track was still very slippery from the earlier rainfall and more came down during the race, but the championship leader remained unnerved on his way to victory.

He said: “The amount of concentration needed was huge, the rain was coming, then it stopped, then the rain came again and you just didn't know how hard to push.

“We pushed though, all weekend, and the team did a really great job for me. The car was amazing, we ran on wets in race one but before race two we took a last minute decision to go with slicks, it was a risk but you have to take these risks at this level of racing and competition. I'm so delighted to have won both races.”

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