By Sports Reporter
The overall winners of fifth round of the Qatar Off Road Championship, organised by the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, celebrate on the podium during the presentation ceremony at Sealine.
Kuwaiti rider Abdullah al-Shatti emerged victorious in the fifth round after completing 14 laps in one hour nine minutes and 40.544 seconds to challenge the Championship leader Mohamed al-Balooshi for the title.
Emirati al-Balooshi, who finished 8th in Round 5, is at 74 points in the points table, same as al-Shatti, with one more round remaining for the completion of the season.
Apart from winning the penultimate round, al-Shatti also clocked the fastest lap-time, completing the 5.7km course in 4 minutes and 48.035 secs. South African Michael Anderson came second in the overall classification as well as Class 1, after completing the round 32.269 secs behind al-Shatti. Khalid al-Falasi of the UAE won the third place. Yaghoob Azadi of Qatar (Class 2) and Emiel Stuckens of Belgium (Class 3) won their respective classes.
1: Abdullah al-Shatti (Kuwait); 2: Michael Anderson (South Africa); 3: Khalid al-Falasi (UAE)
Class 2: 1: Yaghoob Azadi (Qatar); 2: Jaco Anderson (South Africa); 3: Ahmed AlJaber (Saudi Arabia)
Class 3: 1: Emiel Stuckens (Belgium); 2: Dawood al-Sharshani (Qatar); 3: Hussain al-Sharshani (Qatar)
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