“It would be good to see Sarhan and Ali Dadi, the 2009 champion, run against each other in a field dominated by Bahraini drivers.” in Gulf Daily News
the Seniors division winner of Bahrain’s Rotax National Karting Championship of 2009 the Bahraini Ali Dadi… this post is about him!
starting by what i know he has achieved with his limited time, limited financial situation, the limited help he gets and limited support he has!!! He was the winner of Bahrain’s first-ever Rotax National Karting Championship in the Seniors division that was held in 2009. he has also been racing in Rotax Grand Finals 2009 Sharm el Sheikh where he finished 21st over his group max of 125 drivers from all over the world, as it’s also worth mentioning he is the first Bahraini ever participating in such an international event and race.
He also participated in 2009 Toyota Tony Karting Championship in Jeddah where he faced bad luck and got his kart broken but his team got his car back to racing condition for the sixth and last round for him to win the race finishing over 10 seconds a head of Abdullah Al Muttaire who finished second place while the Saudi karting champion Hussain Al Shareef resigned that race due to technical problems in his kart saying it was one stressful race when shaking hands with the winner, congratulated him and invited him for dinner! Ali also had a great comments and the encouragement of Abdullah Bakhashab, Saudi Arabia’s most successful rally driver who also was so shocked from a talent like Ali Dadi not having a sponsor nor financial support from his country!
Ali Dadi was also known by the name of Ali Turbo when he used to play basketball which he started at the age of 9 and since climbed on the leader to professional and played in the Manama club. injuring his knee and having an operation in 2002 made it difficult for him to continue but made him also start his driving when he went and participated in his first 24h race… he was the shining star of his team and when the race was over The Betelco Karting team who finished in second place that race asked him to join them. he stayed with them for 5 years then moved to Al Manaseer Karting team. Ali went racing around 20 races of the 24h races through out all with the 2 teams… showing his talent over the years. after he changed to his own Dadi Racing team.
he reached where he is with his limited time as he is a full time employee in Mena Telecom Bahrain. used to be working long shifts 6 days a week till recently he was moved to the main office where he gets to work 5 days instead of 6 which I’m hoping will give him more time for his hobby that he his amazingly talented in!
this young talent that has showed his country (Bahrain) how much potential he carries… and showed his teams over the years that he was truly worth the support and to be given the main driver’s position in any team he would race for … but Ali Dadi never have been offered any help except from his own family and friends which them selves have very limited abilities to help! so where are the sponsors??? where is the country’s support??? where is the Bahraini Karting from such talent??? or because he is from a simple family and not well known family name he doesn’t deserve it??? i know few drivers that don’t have 1/2 of Dadi’s talent getting all the support just because they have well known names… some of them are friends of mine so i will not mention any names! but i always found it so unfair for people to get what other’s deserve just because their father knows so and so…
Ali Dadi is in need of sponsor and most importantly he is in need of a new kart… so hoping he will find the help and support to participate in the upcoming championship.
his close friends are his mechanics and team… they support him till the end… always been next to him trying to put his broken kart back together with duct tape just to help him to finish the race… and most of the times he ended up with that kart on the podium… i would like to thank those friends for their support… i do believe if it wasn’t for them Ali would never had the chance as no one else seems to care!!! so may you all be blessed and hope to always see you around him! Ali himself told me by words that he won’t be who hi is if it wasn’t for those friends and his family members!
my personal interview with Ali Dadi and spending few days with him around beautiful Bahrain, gave me even better knowledge about who he is.
a young gentleman. so full of life and positive look for future! he always talks good about people even the ones that disappointed him when he asked for sponsors, help or support… he comes from a good Bahraini family. his father, mother and 6 brothers seems to have taught each other respect for life and how to appreciate the good things as they all have been through a lot to become who they are! Ali is such a friendly person who can make friends with any one where ever he goes. everyone that gets to know him personally always asks about him directly or through people. the only thing i didn’t like in him that he complains about 1/2 the food… “i don’t eat this or that” he says when he and his friends were trying to think where to go for dinner.
in the end of my post… i will wish Ali Dadi all the best in life! i hope he will get a sponsor, the financial support he deserves and a new kart for this season… i hope Bahrain will get to help him before it’s too late and feel sad for loosing such a talent and wonderful person that can represent them around the world! and all my best wishes for Ali’s personal life and wish him all the best that life could bring!
good news about Ali Dadi!!!! our 2009 karting champion! he has been invited to jiddah for the Toyota Tony Karting Championship which will be held in november but dates hasn’t been confirmed yet! sadly as it seems his work refusing to give him an unpaid leave… but worse comes to worst i will guess he will give his notice to follow his dreams which makes me proud! and the worst news is that he couldn’t get to race in bahrain championship because of … Read More