South African Superbike champion Arushen Moodley made it ten out of ten wins in the UAE Sportbike Championship by powering to victory in the two races of the Sportbike Festival at Dubai Autodrome on Friday, 26 February.
Moodley, riding the Duseja Aprilia RSV4, started the day as the man to beat on the shorter Club Circuit configuration of the Dubai circuit. Once again the Championship leader did not disappoint his team and fans, winning race one comfortably by 2.6 seconds from Kawasaki mounted Scott Smart who finished second.
In race two Moodley was made to work hard by Smart but still managed to win albeit by less than a motorcycle length and thus notch up two victories on a windy day in Dubai. Smart was second in both races and had the consolation of setting the fastest lap of the day in the final race.
Moodley said after his 10 wins, "The Aprilia RSV4 is an awesome bike to ride, making my job of winning 10 races straight a whole lot easier, even though the temperature today is soaring at above 36 degrees. My chief technician Dean Bosch with the help of Eddie, from Duseja Aprilia, has been fine tuning my bike on their Dynojet dyno, sqeezing out a few more extra horse power. A big thanks to my sponsors Aprilia UAE, IPONE, Dynojet and Von Zipper for all their support."
Saudi ace Abdulaziz Binladin (Aprilia) was third in race one and race two, with Rod Scott (Yamaha) best of the locally based riders in fourth. His team mate Hussein Al Kooheji was fifth in both races.