Al Faisal qual­i­fies in 17th po­si­tion for Porsche Su­per Cup fi­nal rounds

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MEX­ICO CITY: Al Faisal Al Zubair qual­i­fied in 17th po­si­tion for the fi­nal two rounds of the Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup at Mex­ico’s Au­to­dromo Her­manos Ro­driguez cir­cuit. Pole win­ning Nor­we­gian driver Den­nis Olsen will go headto-head with Ger­many’s Michael Am­mer­muller to de­cide the out­come of the pres­ti­gious 11-round one-make race series.

Omani Al Zubair ran for 13 laps in the qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion with his Lech­ner Rac­ing Porsche 911 GT3 and carded a best time of two min- utes and 11.934 sec­onds, which was just 1.3 sec­onds down on the pole-win­ning time of two min­utes and 11.930 sec­onds set by Olsen, the re­cently-crowned Porsche Car­rera Cup Ger­many cham­pion.

Aus­tralia’s Matt Camp­bell was a mere one-tenth of a sec­ond be­hind the Nor­we­gian and edged Am­mer­muller out of sec­ond place on the grid by a mere 16/100ths of a sec­ond. Thomas Prein­ing and Dan Cam­mish rounded off the top five, although thirty driv­ers took to the course.

“We qual­i­fied in po­si­tion 17 for both of the races, but I think it was P15 for both of the races with­out the guest driv­ers who are not reg­is­tered for cham­pi­onship points,” said FZ Rac­ing’s Al Faisal. “It should have been bet­ter. We had quite a good lap but the yel­low flags came out and ru­ined that lap. Then, on my sec­ond one, I could not max­imise my tyres as well as be­fore and I got blocked. It is a very tricky cir­cuit and the first time I am here.” Full story @ time­so­fo­man.com/sports

TRICKY TRACK: Oman’s Al Faisal Al Zubair, front, in ac­tion dur­ing the qual­i­fy­ing ses­sion in Mex­ico.

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