Al Faisal in im­pres­sive form

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Mus­cat – Tal­ented rac­ing teenager Al Faisal al Zubair dis­played his skills in am­ple mea­sure dur­ing the qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion for the fifth round of the pres­ti­gious Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per­cup at the Sil­ver­stone Grand Prix cir­cuit in Eng­land on Satur­day.

The 19 year old Al Faisal of FZ Rac­ing pro­duced com­pet­i­tive pace and qual­i­fied 15th for Sun­day's race. The Lech­ner Rac­ing Mid­dle East team driver clocked a fastest lap of two min­utes 05.789 sec­onds, a mere 0.947 sec­onds off pole po­si­tion.

“I am very happy with how qual­i­fy­ing went this morn­ing,” said Al Faisal. “We have showed that with our pace over the past two week­ends that we can be among the top 15. I am im­prov­ing all the time. The qual­i­fy­ing could have been even bet­ter. I was on a fast lap and was blocked in one of the cor­ners.

“With the grid dif­fer­ences so small, a few tenths (of a sec­ond) could have put me in the top ten. I look for­ward to push harder in the race to­mor­row and my aim would be a top-ten finish.”

Den­nis Olsen qual­i­fied on pole po­si­tion with a fastest lap of 2m:04.842s to finish the ses­sion 0.109 sec­onds quicker than Dy­lan Pereira. Se­ries leader Michael Am­mer­müller qual­i­fied in third po­si­tion.

Teams were per­mit­ted time to prac­tice on the 5.898km cir­cuit on Fri­day af­ter­noon. Am­mer­müller had been quick­est in that ses­sion with a time of 2m:05.688s from Olsen and Mat­tia Drudi. Al Faisal was 17th.

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