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Rashid’s Italian karting adventure continues in Siena

9 July 2014 Rashid Al Dhaheri’s Italian journey of karting adventures continued with Round 5 of the Parolin Academy Championship in Siena, on 5-6 July, where once again he impressed with his speed and constantly improving racecraft. The six year old Abu Dhabi schoolboy, popularly known as ‘Little Alonso’, featured at the sharp end of proceedings all weekend, invariably appearing on …

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Rashid continues to shine despite the rain

1 July 2014 Rashid Al Dhaheri continues to progress in his summer of learning, with his recent participation in the Easy Training campaign which is part of Italian Championship at the legendary South Garda Karting track in Lonato during the weekend of 28-29 June 2014. The UAE’s Little Alonso was once again subject to a host of conditions – including …

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Rashid embarks on busy karting summer in Italy

19 June 2014 Summer is going to be a busy period for Rashid Al Dhaheri as he partakes in four race weekends in Italy, at the sport’s most famous venues: Lonato, Siena and Ottobiano. During June and July, Rashid will participate in four karting race weekends at the above mentioned venues, with Rashid also undertaking an intensive training course in Naples …

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Rashid makes history with victory in Italy

19 May 2014 Rashid Al Dhaheri made history on Sunday when he became the youngest ever Emirati racing driver to win a race on the international stage as he powered to victory in the Birel EasyKart Trophy at a round of the Italian National Karting Championship in International Circuit of Castelletto di Branduzo, south of Milan. At the age of …

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Rashid impressive as he begins his Italian campaign

30 April 2014 With the UAE karting season done and dusted one would expect competitors to take a break after a long and gruelling season, but not for ‘Little Alonso’ – Rashid Al Dhaheri – whose campaign has now shifted to Italy. Al Dhaheri is the first non-European youngster to be accepted into the EasyTraining programme conducted by EasyKart in …

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Rashid Al Dhaheri ends his UAE karting season on a high

15 April 2014 Little Alonso ends his season on a high with quadruple win Experts impressed with Rashid Al Dhaheri who has taken the local karting scene by storm Dream to reach Formula 1 is alive and well The 2013-2014 UAE Rotax MAX Challenge Season came to an end this past weekend and one of the highlights of the day …

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Hat-trick of wins for Rashid at Dubai Kartdrome

17 March 2014 Rashid Al Dhaheri clearly enjoys racing at Dubai Kartdrome as on Friday (14 March) he once again shone bright, scoring a hat-trick of wins in the Bambino class during the prestigious O-Plate Race Day at the venue. On a challenging day for drivers, with strong winds blowing and a slippery track due to dust, the young Emirati …

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F1 race child prodigy Rashid’s need for speed

Emirati boy has already notched up nine podiums during his inaugural year Abu Dhabi: At the tender age of five, kids are normally busy memorising their rhymes, watching their favourite cartoon shows or busy trying out their new games in the PlayStation. But five-year-old Rashid Al Dhaheri is a child prodigy nurturing different pursuits. Most of the time, he is …

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Rashid shows fighting spirit at Yas Marina

3 March 2014 Little Alonso makes his debut on home track Yas Marina Rashid finishes in second place after a gutsy fight back In 2011, at the age of three, Rashid Al Dhaheri made his first visit to the Ferrari pit box during the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix and now a just over two years later, this past …

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Little Al Dhaheri shines bright in Al Ain

10 February 2014 Rashid ‘Little Alonso’ Al Dhaheri continued his impressive season with two victories in the Bambino Class at the UAE Rotax MAX Challenge Championship held at Al Ain Raceway International Kart Circuit on Friday, 7 February. In both the Bambino Time Trials he outpaced his closest rivals by over two seconds on his way to scooping the big …

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Rashid Al Dhaheri future F1 driver

29 January 2014 Young Emirati wants to follow in Fernando Alonso’s footsteps While kids play computer games or watch TV on weekends Rashid is training Coach impressed by the determintaion and aptitude of the 5 year old prodigy Rashid al Dhaheri is a little kid who is making a big impact on the local karting scene, with the goal of …

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Sheikh Al Qassimi and Abu Dhabi Racing talk of the future

5 December 2013 Sheikh Khalid Al Qassemi welcomed invited guests to Abu Dhabi Racing’s special event day at Yas Marina Circuit on Thursday. The World Rally Championship driver and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Racing spoke of his team’s vision for the future of motorsport in the UAE. One of the primary targets, through initiatives such as the Daman Speed Academy, …

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