F1 Atlantic’s Harvey Smith cruised to his second win of the weekend to win the F4-S Sharjah Grand Prix and seal second place in the overall championship standings, write Nigel Quilter.
The 24 lap race was yellow flagged three times, the first came out almost immediately when Sharjah Team’s Manes AL Marzooqi went over on the run to the first turn, the second for Victory’s Ali Langawi who got caught out on lap 14 and the final yellow as a result of Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Remeithi going over on lap 24.
Mohammed Al Mehairbi led from pole for two laps before being passed by Smith who then cantered off into the distance, despite the yellow flags, to take the win under a caution flag, Mehairbi finishing in fifth to finish on the overall championship podium in third.
Second place went to Max Stilz who sealed the 2019 F4-S Drivers and Teams Championship for Blaze Performance in race 1 on Thursday to take the Grand Prix runners up slot, with Victory Team’s Ahmed Al Fahim in third, fourth place for Mathilda Wiberg putting the young Team Sweden driver on the final step of the podium.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.