KMT, Kuwait – Kuwait Motor Town successfully hosted its first round of the (KMTC 2K) series on Saturday, the 25th of February, to kickstart the season’s series opener on Kuwait’s National Race Week of the 2022/2023 season.
The thrilling season opener witnessed a hard-fought battle between the seven participating contestants from Kuwait and Qatar, with Ahmed Al Ghanem (Honda S2000), Abdulla Ben Nakhi (Honda Civic), and Mohammad Al Abdalrazzaq (Toyota GT86) representing Kuwait – Abdulla Al Khelaifi (Honda S2000), Ibrahim Al Abdulghani (Honda S2000), Jabor Al Sulaiti (Toyota GT86), and Abdulla Al Abbasi (Honda Civic) representing Qatar.
Abdulla Al Khelaifi of Qatar showcased his skills with an impressive performance in a Honda S2000, placing first in both races 1 and 2, leading the race for 10 laps with a total time of 12:46.981 (Race 1) and 12:48.570 (Race 2), and the fastest lap of 1:14.810 (Race 1) and 1:14.480 (Race2), leading the series with a total of 50 points over the two races.
Kuwait’s very own Ahmed Al Ghanem finished the race with a performance nothing short of impressive in a Honda S2000, placing second in both races 1 and 2, trailing the leader from start to finish with a total time of 12:50.331 (Race 1) and 12:49.800 (Race2), with a fastest lap of 1:16.331 (Race 1) and 1:16.265 (Race 2), earning a second position in the series standings at 36 points over the 2 races of round 1.
Qatari race drivers Ibrahim Al Abdulghani and Jabor Al Sulaiti both made it to the podium for third place for races 1 and 2, respectively, with Al Abdulghani finishing the race in his Honda S2000 with a total time of 13:09.641 (Race 1), with the fastest lap of 1:17.725 (Race 1) earning a total of 21 points over the 2 races of round 1. Al Sulaiti’s consistent performance saw him finish the race in the Toyota GT86 with a total time of 13:22.304 (Race 1) and 13:11.240 (Race 2), with a fastest lap of 1:16.547 (Race 1) and 1:17.925 (Race 2) placing 4th in Race 1, and 3rd in Race 2 earning a third position in the series standings at 27 points in total.