Abdulla Buhindi and Khalid Al Saie were the stars of the second round in the SWS Bahrain Championship, held at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir.
Buhindi stormed to an impressive Race One victory while Al Saie followed by claiming Race Two. Both drivers also claimed a podium finish in their non-victories to cap an impressive showing amongst a highly competitive field of racers.
Buhindi made the most of his leading grid position in Race One, completing the 11-lap sprint in 13mins 41.485secs. He finished narrowly ahead of Al Saie, who started from third but managed to wrest away the runner-up spot and finish just 1.175secs behind.
Ali Abdulla finished third 1.560secs back while fourth was Ahmed Ebrahim 1.854secs from first.
Mattar registered the race’s fastest lap of 1min 13.616secs.
In Race Two, it was Al Saie who was triumphant, taking the chequered flag in 13mins 35.918secs.
Buhindi followed 2.215secs behind, while Mattar made it onto the podium in third place finishing 5.860secs back.
Mattar once again clocked the fastest lap of 1min 13.149secs.
Following the second round of action, Buhindi and Abdulla moved into a tie for first place on the championship standings with 74 points apiece. Mattar follows in third place with 72 points. Al Saie is not far behind with 68 markers, while Ebrahim is a distant fifth with 39 points.