> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Nations Cup victory for Team UAE
Nations Cup victory for Team UAE


'ABU DHABI-UAE-December 4, 2013- Race 2 for UIM NATIONS CUP World Series Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.'    Vittorio Ubertone
Rashed Al Qemzi achieved two virtuoso performances claiming victory in both sprint races to lead Team UAE to the UIM Nations Cup Abu Dhabi Grand Prix title to win the Nations Cup for the third consecutive year.

Stefano Paoletti and Marco Gambi both delivered strong individual performances, Paoletti finishing fourth and third to take the runners-up place in the Grand Prix rankings on Team Italy’s series debut, ahead of Team Norway’s Stian Slattedalen and Christian Carlsen.

Team Russia led the points table after the Qatar Grand Prix but had to settle for second place with Saudi Arabia taking a well-earned third place in the overall standings.

There was drama at the start of race 2 when Venezuela’s Antonino Spitaleri barrel-rolled just seconds into the race after a clash with one of the Russian boats at the first turn, and then collided with Team Lebanon’s Lebos Chaguri. Both drivers were unhurt but out of the race.

Pole sitter Al Qemzi led race 1 from start-to-finish and apart from an early challenge from Slattedalen was in full control to run out the comfortable winner, with teammate Mohamed Al Mehairbi picking up valuable points in fifth.

Slattedalen’s only challenge came from teammate Carlsen, the Norwegian duo running line astern to the chequered flag.

Italy’s Stefano Paoletti finished a comfortable fourth with Venezuela’s Antonino Spitaleri completing the top six.

In race 2 Al Qemzi produced another blistering start and was moving clear of Slattedalen and Paoletti when the yellow flag came out.

The boats were held for four laps as Spitaleri’s boat was removed from the course and Chaguri limped back to the pits.

Al Qemzi was quick to react when the green flag was raised and immediately started to open a gap over Slattedalen and Paoletti, the leading trio holding station when a second yellow flag came out on lap 13 after Carlsen’s engine gave out.

From the restart Al Qemzi was able to ease away to take the win-double and was followed home by Norway and Italy.

Team Russia’s Kostantin Ustinov and Dmitry Malkin enjoyed a race long tussle, Ustinov passing his teammate on lap 22 of 26, Italy’s Marco Gambi taking sixth.

Saudi Arabia’s Saud Hamad and Naeem Al Kedawi’s consistent performances and top-ten points finishes earned them a well-deserved third overall ahead of Norway, with Qatar beset by technical problems finishing a disappointing fifth ahead of Italy.

Nations Cup Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sprint Race 1
1. 2 Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) – 25pts
2. 8 Stian Slattedalen (NOR) – 22pts
3. 7 Christian Carlsen (NOR) – 20pts
4. 14 Stefano Paoletti (ITA) – 18pts
5. 1 Mohamad Al Mehairbi (UAE) – 16pts
6. 15 Antonino Spitaleri (VEN) – 15pts

Nations Cup Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sprint Race 2
1. 2 Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) – 25pts
2. 8 Stian Slattedalen (NOR) – 22pts
3. 14 Stefano Paoletti (ITA) – 20pts
4. 6 Kostantin Ustinov (RUS) – 18pts
5. 5 Dmitry Malkin (RUS) – 16pts
6. 13 Marco Gambi (ITA) – 15pts

Nations Cup Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Overall Points:
1. Team UAE – 103pts 2. Team Italy – 101pts 3. Team Norway – 91pts 4. Team Russia – 75pts 5. Team Saudi Arabia – 67pts 6. Team Qatar – 47pts 7. Team Venezuela – 27pts 8. Team Lebanon – 22pts

Nations Cup - Overall Championship Points:
1. Team UAE – 184pts 2. Team Russia – 169pts 3. Team Saudi Arabia – 156pts 4. Team Norway – 129pts 5. Team Qatar – 126pts 6. Team Italy – 101pts 7. Team Lebanon – 42pts 8. Team Venezuela – 27pts

Event website


by F1H2O Nations Cup

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117311

7:51 PM Wed 4 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News



Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,




















2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature
If all else fails read the instructions!!
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?   
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem   
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature   
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel   
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature   
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show begins!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour   
Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1   
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August   
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go!   
UK superyacht industry on the rise   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT