Al Faisal ends Porsche Su­per Cup sea­son with points-scor­ing fin­ishes

Times of Oman - - SPORTS -

MEX­ICO CITY: Al Faisal Al Zubair rounded off his in­au­gu­ral Porsche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup cam­paign with ex­cel­lent 11th and 12th­placed fin­ishes in the two races held in con­junc­tion with the Mex­i­can F1 Grand Prix at the Au­to­dromo Her­manos Ro­driguez cir­cuit.

The two im­pres­sive points-scor­ing fin­ishes in Mex­ico City lifted the Omani into 14th place in the fi­nal driver rank­ings at the end of his first Su­per Cup and gives him a strong foun­da­tion on which to build his strat­egy to try and fin­ish in­side the top three in the Porsche Mid­dle East Cup this com­ing win­ter.

“It was very good to end the sea­son on such a pos­i­tive note here in Mex­ico, es­pe­cially af­ter not so good qual­i­fy­ing,” FZ Rac­ing’s Al Faisal, who started both races from 17th po­si­tions, said.

“Fin­ish­ing P12 in race two and P11 in the first race was amaz­ing and good points for the cham­pi­onship. We fin­ished in 14th po­si­tion in the cham­pi­onship.

“The tar­get at the start of the sea­son was to be in the top 15. Com­ing into this week­end, we were 17th and I knew I needed two strong re­sults. Not only did I achieve my tar­get, but I also im­proved more than I thought. I think it’s a re­ally good way to end my first sea­son in the Su­per Cup. It’s also a pos­i­tive way to pre­pare for the start of the Mid­dle East Cham­pi­onship.”

Ger­many’s Michael Am­mer­muller ar­rived in Mex­ico City with a three-point lead in the Por- sche Mo­bil 1 Su­per Cup stand­ings over Nor­way’s Den­nis Olsen and he ex­tended that to five points head­ing into the fi­nal race af­ter fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the open­ing en­counter be­hind the Aus­tralian Matt Campbell.

Sec­ond po­si­tion in race two - again be­hind the Aus­tralian - was suf­fi­cient for the Bavar­ian to con­firm the pres­ti­gious ti­tle for the Lech­ner MSG Rac­ing Team. Full story @ time­so­fo­man.com/sports

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