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Buelow claims double 2,000cc victory

TDT | Manama                                        

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Andreas Buelow shone brightest under lights last weekend in the fourth and penultimate round of the 2022/2023 BIC 2,000cc Challenge, held as part of National Race Day at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir.

Behind the wheel of a Honda CIVIC, Buelow stormed to an impressive double in the meeting, winning both 12-lap sprints held around the 2.554-kilometre Inner Track at “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”.

The event was organised by BIC in cooperation with the Bahrain Motor Federation (BMF), Circuit Racing Commission (CRC), and Motorsport Marshals Club.

Moaz Elzahrawi kicked the evening off by setting the pace in practice with a best lap of one minute 20.190 seconds.

He then clinched pole position for race one with a fastest time of 1:18.831.

But after starting the opening sprint from row two in third on the grid, Buelow took the lead on lap one and never looked back.


He held on to his advantage all throughout the 12 laps and built a huge gap from the rest of the field.

Buelow took the chequered flag in 16:10.413, with runner-up Wiebke Buelow 17.312 seconds behind.

Isa Ebrahim claimed the final podium spot in third 21.320s from Buelow, while Elzahrawi had to settle for fourth 52.278s back.

Majed Himmo was classified fifth 1:00.508 from the winner.

Buelow posted race one’s fastest lap of 1:19.272.

In race two, Buelow was on the third row with Himmo on pole.

But by the end, it was Buelow who emerged victorious in 16:23.633, enjoying a massive 40.094s gap from Ebrahim in second place.

Himmo came third 1:02.518s behind the victor. Buelow was once again quickest on lap times, clocking the second race’s best of 1:20.854.

Following all the action, the winners were presented their respective trophies in a podium ceremony attended by officials from BIC, the BMF and CRC.

The BIC 2,000cc Challenge is now headed for its season-finale, scheduled for 7 April at BIC, also as a night event.