Rashid Al Dhaheri voted best Mini driver of the 2019 season

January 2, 2020

Social media platform positions the young Emirati on top of the international karting racing scene within his category

Abu Dhabi, 24 December 2019: Karting fans from all around the world recently elected young Emirati karting star Rashid Al Dhaheri as the best Mini driver of the 2019 season. The result took into consideration two distinctive parameters: first, the ranking points based on the results obtained during the season and second, the vote of fans. This was a robust way for the fans to determine the one driver who stood out above the rest of the tough competition over the course of the season.

The close of this season has seen the motorsport community showed more and more interest in Rashid’s achievements. Be it a page that is created solely for him, or a page created to archive his race results, his name does not go unnoticed. The recognition from the community of karting fans highlights Rashid’s outstanding performances.

Such polls are echoing at the upper level of the sport as demonstrated by Mohamed Ben Sulayem – FIA Vice President who tweeted: “Well done Rashid, you are the best Mini driver of 2019. Congratulations, I admire young talents and I encourage you to keep performing”.

Through such valuable visibility, the result of the poll gives even more credit to Rashid’s performances and provides the public with the opportunity to get to know who he is and what he has accomplished. This result also reflects Rashid’s complete dedication to his sport and the huge amount of drive and determination that leads him to constantly refine and improve his driving skills. Maintaining a high-performance level and striving for improvement is key to Rashid’s career development and to the Parolin Racing Team. Race results and public recognition show that hard work is paying off.

Rashid said: “I am honoured to be recognized by many motorsport fans as the best driver in my category and I would like to thank all of the fans who voted for me. This shows that my performances are catching attention and public support provides an added motivation that pushes me to always enhance my abilities and remain among the top drivers. My gratitude towards all of those who believe in me is immeasurable and I will continue to thank them by winning more titles with my team, Parolin Racing Kart.”

The 2019 season marks a significant step forward in Rashid’s tempo. Over the last months, the young driver ramped up his performance exploiting the full potential of his Parolin Kart. After its recent WSK Super Master Series successes, for which Rashid contributed by winning the WSK Super Master Championship, the WSK Euro Series Championship and the Rok Cup Italia, Parolin Racing Kart has confirmed his place among the top international karting teams. Behind the wheels of his kart, Rashid has demonstrated great competitiveness over the course of the season and took a decisive lead over his opponents. The young racing driver has advanced strongly throughout the 2019 season with top performances winning several races and culminating with the race and championship’s win at the world’s greatest karting race in Macao at the beginning of the month. This is the first time that a young driver from the Middle East reaches that level of competitiveness in the early stages of the motorsport scene.