Race #2 started with a bang as the pack headed down to Turn 1 with four cars literally side by side – Omar on the outside, next to Mashuur, who was next to Cato, who was next to Quka. Only three drivers made it through. Mashuur and Cato tangled. Mashuur spun out and Cato had to come into the pits for a new nose.
This presented a great opportunity for the others to get on the podium. As they came round it was Omar Gazzaz in the lead which he held for several laps with Quka and Giulio Peroni chasing him hard. Eventually Quka found a way through and the fight commenced again. Omar was then quicker, setting the fastest lap up until that point, but Quka held him off.
At the finish Quka took his first win and fastest race lap much to the delight of his family who had travelled from Baku to watch their boy race, with Omar Gazzaz a brilliant second and Giulio Peroni taking a very well earned 3rd place trophy. The difference in best lap times of all the drivers was notably less than 8 tenths of a second over a massive 5.5kms circuit with 16 turns. Astounding.
Rounds 9&10 of 14 will be held on 19th February at the Dubai Autodrome.