Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : UIM X-Cat World Powerboat Series heads to Fujairah
UIM X-Cat World Powerboat Series heads to Fujairah

'UIM X-Cat World Powerboat Series 2012'    © DIMC    Click Here to view large photo

Fujairah Grand Prix, the fifth and final heat of the UIM X-CAT World Powerboat Series, is being held this weekend over the 12th and 13th April in Fujairah.

The combination of Mohammed Al Nasr and Hamad Jasim Mohammed were off to a slow start as the Qatar Team slipped down the order to finish in sixth at the end of the fourth round held at the Dubai International Marine Club last weekend.

The 95 points earned through that place gave the Qataris a total of 920 points, still 297 adrift of the Victory Team-owned Fazza duo of Arif Al Zaffain and Mohammed Al Marri, who managed to assume leadership with a start to finish run last Saturday.

The Qatar Team had shown early promise this season with two second place finishes and a third going into last week’s round in Dubai. But the sixth place at the Dubai Grand Prix severely handicapped their position at the top of the standings as Fazza took over.

In contrast, Fazza has improved with every race. The Dubai team won the opener, but finished down the order in the second in Abu Dhabi on January 20. But Al Zaffain and Al Marri hauled their campaign back on track with a brand-new boat to win the last two races and now place themselves as hot favourites for yet another world crown.

However, they will have to be wary of Mouawad. The Omar Daniel-driven and Gary Ballough-throttled boat has been consistent while picking up two second spots in the last two rounds to take their tally to 1050 points, and along with it the right to be genuine challengers to Fazza along with the Qatar Team.

And Swiss driver Daniel knows that Mouawad will have to stay competitive, if not go one beyond, should they be among the genuine aspirants for a maiden world title this week in Fujairah.

'Our aim is to go out there and win the race. We have done well to come in second in the last two races. It is now time to try and go one better and win it so that we give ourselves the chance for a title,' Daniel said.

In fourth position is Extreme Marine (662 points), followed by Abu Dhabi Racing Team (521), Spirit of Abu Dhabi (389) and Consul Brokers (307).

Action will get under way on Thursday with the official practice at 10.30 am followed the new concept of the Speed Cat Run from 2.30 to 3.30 pm.

On Friday, the Pole Position run will be held between 9.30 to 11 am followed by the fifth and final round of the 2012 UIM X-CAT World Series at 3.30 pm.

Overall standings:
1. Fazza (1217)
2. Mouawad (1050)
3. Qatar Team (920)
4. Extreme Marine (662)
5. Abu Dhabi Racing Team (521)
6. Spirit of Abu Dhabi (389)
7. Consul Brokers (307)
8. Marine Investmenti Sud (224)
9. Westerlung Racing (219)
10. Skydive Dubai (169)
11. Inshaallah (158)
12. Raheeb (143)
13. Kingfisher (142)
14. La vida Loca (53)

UIM X-Cat World Powerboat Series 2012 -  © DIMC   Click Here to view large photo

DIMC website
X-Cat World Series website


by DIMC

  

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

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=95938

12:14 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012GMT


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







Power Boat News



Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,










Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,












































Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea finale to decide P1 champions
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42
GT15 and GT30 European Championships - Jelf takes to the podium twice
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour   
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival   
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina   
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend   
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   
Powerful Yanmar 12AY Diesel Series revealed   
Buy a slice of Solar Sailor history *Feature   
Swan celebrates sales success *Feature   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon   


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 NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT