Ghanem wins Maserati Trofeo

February 20, 2012 - 8:37:01 pm


Doha: Lebanese driver Joe Ghanem once again showed his driving prowess in Round 4 of the Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK, which took place at Losail International Circuit this weekend.

The first race got under way just after lunch on Saturday and it was another nail biting 30-minutes of non-stop action.

Patrick Zamparini lead early on in the race after getting the jump over Joe Ghanem, however Joe Ghanem battled hard to regain his position and passed Zamparini with just 5-minutes left on the clock.

Saadon Al Kuwari took the 3rd step on the podium.

Race 2, Joe Ghanem finished at 59.973 seconds. Behind him, Patrick Zamparini had to work hard to secure the second step of the podium as he came under pressure from fellow countryman Alberto Vesconi, Justino de Azcarate Riiveroll from Venezuela and home talent Saadon Al Kuwari. It was the Qatari driver who bagged 3rd place at the end of the race as Alberto Vesconi and Justino de Azcarate Riiveroll took their battle one step too far and knocked each other out of the race.

For the first time in the Maserati GranTurismo MC Trofeo race car, the two driver pairing from the QMMF made up of Marwan Mussabeh and Rashid Al Sulaiti finished 5th and 9th in their respective races. In the F1 three seater car event, some of the privileged guests were GAC (Gulf Agency Company), the freight company.

The Peninsula