Cookie Consent by Privacy Policies Generator website Team Abu Dhabi Primed for Big XCAT Title Battle After 222 Offshore Win Fujairah Opener : GoDubai.com

GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

    Share
Al Tayer, Al Mansoori happy with Grand Prix start as team-mates look to bounce back from engine setback
 
 
04, December, 2021:  Team Abu Dhabi now know the size of the task they face to secure another UIM XCAT World Championship title after Giovanni Carpitella and Darren Nicholson took 222 Offshore to an opening victory at the Fujairah Grand Prix.
 
Rashed Al Tayer and Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 finished runners up to the Italian/Australian duo who had a 19 secs winning margin in the first of three Grand Prix races taking place at Fujairah International Marine Club in the space of four days.
 
Team-mates and 2018 world champions Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 4 were halted by engine problems after five of 16 1aps while holding third place, which was ultimately secured by the Dubai Police pairing of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi
 
The Victory Team's Erik Stark and Mohamed Alyammahi claimed fourth position as Carpitella and Nicholson grabbed the early advantage in the XCAT title race, which concludes with back-to-back races at the Dubai Grand Prix on 10-11 December.
 
“We're happy with second position because we need to save the boat, with two more races to come here and another two in Dubai,” said Al Tayer. “We had no problems today. Everything was very smooth.
 
“We're basically running at the same speed as 222, and now we'll be looking for a good performance in pole position (qualifier) tomorrow.”
Torrente has barely had a chance to catch his breath after helping Team Abu Dhabi land a fourth successive F1H2O team crown on Sunday in Portugal, narrowly missing out on a hat-trick of individual driver titles in the process.
 
“We had a decent start today and everything felt good, but then the left motor suddenly went dead,” said Torrente. “At the moment we're a bit frustrated because we haven't found out yet what went wrong.
 
“But by tomorrow we'll be fine, and we'll change our approach because we need to start pushing to win races. The last few days have been exhausting. I arrived here at 5am in the morning yesterday and went straight into qualifying. But there's no other place I'd like to be.”
 
The impressive XCATS are back in the water at 9.30am tomorrow (Thursday) for official practice followed by the battle for pole position starting at 11am and Race 2 getting under way at 2.30pm. 
 
Fujairah Grand Prix Race 1 leading positions and UIM XCAT World championship standings
1. 222 Offshore (IT/AU) Giovanni Carpitella/Darren Nicholson 47.27.57 35pts
2. Abu Dhabi 5 (UAE) Rashed Al Tayer/Majed Al Mansoori 47.46.80 30pts
3. Dubai Police (UAE) Arif Al Zaffain/Nadir Bin Hendi  48.08.94 25pts
4. Victory Team (UAE) Erik Stark/Mohamed Alyammahi 48.14.72 22pts
5. Six (MC) Tomaso Polli/Matteo Nicolini 48.30.95 18pts
6. Pasta Amato (IT) Alfredo Amato/Saul Bubacco 49.00.82 15pts
7. New Star (RU) Mikhail Kitashev/Dmitry Vandyshev 49.26.19 12pts
8. HPI Racing Team (IT) Rosario Schiano Di Cola/G.S. Di Cola 50.52.01 10pts



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5978 times
Posted on : Saturday, December 4, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Team Abu Dhabi Duo Plan Fight to the Finish as Dubai Police Extend Lead in XCAT Title Race
Next Story : Team Abu Dhabi Ready for Showdown With Dubai Police in Fujairah
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
LG's Newest Innovations Earn Wide Range of Honors at Ces 2022
Amazon Joins Forces with MTE (MENATECH) to Expand Amazon UNIVERSITY Esports to U...
OMEGA Joins Satellite Clean-Up Mission
Sony World Photography Awards Announces Student and Youth Competitions 2022 Shor...
Dubai Customs' Achievements in 2021
Aster DM Healthcare to Set Up its 6th Hospital in Kerala
Experts Behind Samsung's Newest Products and Technologies Discuss Innovating for...
Republic of Paraguay; The Hidden Gem of South America Showcased Country's Eclect...
Dubai Shopping Malls Group's Up to 1 Million Dirhams Prized Weekly Raffles, a Hi...
2022 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Adds World-class Runners to Elite Athlete Fiel...
Ajman University Students Win The Excellence Award In Documentary Films
New Official Operational Hours Announced for Visa Application Centres in Abu Dha...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Continues Inauguration Spree with 3 New Showrooms Across...
Switzerland Hosts a Discussion on Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Water Use...
Ring the New Year with Dubai Shopping Festival Deals from Nissan of Arabian Auto...
Etihad Expands Green Loyalty Offering With Corporate Programme to Reward Organis...
Weekend Max Mara SS 22 - WEEKENDERS KNITS
Arab Health 2022: Connected Oxygen Generators by Gaz Systèmes
Iman Developers Launches New AED 130 Million Residential Development - Oxford 21...
Samsung Electronics Joins Home Connectivity Alliance to Drive the Future of Conn...
Dubai Health Authority Allocates Three New Centres and a Hall for COVID-19 Screening
SEHA to host 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference – A Boost to Ment...
Saeed Hareb: Dubai Stage of UAE Tour to Start and Finish at Expo 2020 Dubai
Electro-Offensive and Number One in Premium Segment: BMW Group Posts Strong Sale...
Secretary General of Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Highlights the Importance of...
Beware of Fake RT PCR Test Results through Third Party Agencies
Fakeeh University Hospital partners with Henkel to provide Occupational Health S...
What if the Solution to Sleep Apnoea Syndrome was to be found at Arab Health 2022 ?
SEHA: Individuals Infected with COVID-19 can Donate Blood After 10 Days
The Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 highlights the importance of Applied Tech for Hu...
Abu Dhabi Energy Services to Deliver Energy-Saving Solutions Across the Emirate
du signs MoU with Security Industry Regulatory Agency to Enhance Services in the UAE
The All-New Niro Embodies Kia's Commitment to a Sustainable Future
Fakeeh University Hospital becomes the First Private Hospital to Join an Initiat...
MBRU to Showcase Dental Education Opportunities at 26th UAE International Dental...
Formula E Season 8: Meet the Heroes Behind the Helmets Who Will Battle for Glory...
Strike Gold at Tanishq This DSF
Dubai Municipality launches My Food Initiative
LG to Showcase Advanced Diagnostic and Imaging Technologies at Arab Health 2022
Setting a New Standard for Smartphones in Our Changing World
LG Announces 2021 Financial Results
DSF 2022 Wow Diamond & Pearl Jewellery Deals
Malabar Gold & Diamonds Opens 6 New Showrooms across Oman, Qatar, Malaysia and India
JOYALUKKAS - Chairman's Republic Day Quote
Summary of Weekly Real Estate Transactions for the Week Ending 21 January 2022
Ajman University Celebrates the Spirit of UAE in Year of the Fiftieth Commenceme...
High turnout of stamp collectors and enthusiasts recorded on days 2 and 3 of Emi...
Kia Partners with League of Legends European Championship 2022 ffering Unique Fa...
Ajman Bank Partners with Arada to Provide AED 152 Million in Financing for Sharj...
Mumbai Spices Restaurant Forays into UAE Celebrating India Republic Day 2022