Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa showcased his immense potential in front of an international crowd today as he topped the practice timesheet in the final round of the 2017/2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

The meeting is being held in support of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Shaikh Isa had a best lap time of 2 minutes 05.908 seconds. The Team Bahrain ace completed 13 laps of work and his peak speed was 154.741kph.

Shaikh Isa is competing in the challenge’s Silver category.

Al Faisal Al Zubair of Oman ended the session in second place 0.177 seconds off the pace, while Saul Hack was classified third 0.341s.

Rounding out the top six were Dutchman Charlie Frijns, Swede Christoffer Bergstroem and Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer.

A total of 16 drivers took part in the practice.

The Porsche runners get back on track for Qualifying at 4.40pm.

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