Schmid wins again as Al Kuwari scores Porsche GT3 Cup silver title success.
Bahrain. Austrian Clemens Schmid scored a convincing victory in the 12thand final round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East today while Qatar’s Saadon Al Kuwari celebrated a title success at Bahrain International Circuit.
Schmid won by ten seconds from Bandar Alesayi who edged out newly-crowned champion and fellow-Saudi Abdulaziz Al Faisal as they fought out a gripping duel for second place.
UAE driver Musaed Al Murar finished fourth, just ahead of veteran Al Kuwari who secured the Michelin Silver Trophy after dominating the intermediate class this season.
After clinching pole position for the ninth time in 12 rounds, Schmid was never troubled as he notched up his sixth victory of the 2011-12 campaign to secure third place overall.
Alesayi made sure of finishing runner-up to Abdulaziz in the Porsche GT3 Cup series as he swept past the two-times champion on the seventh of 12 laps. The UAE’s Karim Al Azhari failed to finish after a collision with Swiss driver Armin Schmid.
Finishing ninth overall on the day, German driver Hannes Waimer secured the Mobil 1 Trophy after topping the bronze class.