KUWAIT: GulfRun 24 hour Karting Endurance 5, powered by Zain, took place over the weekend at Sirbb Circuit in Shuwaikh – starting on Friday at 4:30 pm ending on Saturday 4:30 pm. 20 teams consisting of 180 drivers took part in the practice sessions and the highly competitive and challenging 24-hour endurance race.
After 24 hours of racing, in the Elite class Batelco finished in first place with a total of 1982 laps completed, followed by Zain Racing and Q8 Racing 2. In the Silver class Shamiya Racing team finished in first place with a total of 1967 laps completed, followed by Aston Marting and Ace Racing.
Ahmed Al-Mudhaf of GulfRun said, “We are very proud of the drivers’ performance and the atmosphere at the circuit was exceptionally energetic.” Ahmed Almajed of Pro-Vision Sports Management added, “We have witnessed an exciting race in which all 20 teams completed the race. The skills of the participating teams have been increasing year on year – and they are capable of competing on an international level.”
The GulfRun 24HR Endurance Karting 5 is organized by GulfRun and Pro-Vision Sports Management. The race follows international regulations and certified marshals fly in from the UK to regulate the race in accordance to FIA regulations. The 20 teams comprise of 4 to 12 drivers per team who drive a maximum stint time of roughly 2.5 hours, after which they switch drivers, and keep going for 24 hours of non- stop racing. The GulfRun Karting Endurance Race was first launched in 2011 to create an exciting competition in Kuwait that aligns with GulfRun’s objective to promote automobile racing and training in a safe and secure environment and karting is one of the pillars of motorsports.
GulfRun’s and Pro-Vision Sport Management team extend their gratitude to the continuous support by Kuwait’s private sector, which acknowledges the important role sport plays amongst Kuwait’s youth. GulfRun 24HR Karting Endurance Race is supported by a wide range of sponsors: Title sponsorship by Zain; GR Karting Pace Car: Audi; Platinum Sponsors Algida and American Tax Bureau; Gold sponsorship by Slider Station, The Correspondent, Al-Sawan and Moonlight Studios, Kidsville.