Please select your home edition
Edition
Guy Nowell - Blue 728

UIM F1 H2O World Championship Series - Terry Rinker joins Qatar Team

by F1H2O on 23 Nov 2012
Terry Rinker To Replace Shaun Torrente In Team Qatar For Final Two Races UIM F1 H2O World Championship © http://www.f1boat.com
The Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) and it's Team Manager Khalid Al Kuwari have announced that North American F1 Series Champion Terry Rinker will be driving for the team in the upcoming Grand Prix’s in Abu Dhabi an Sharjah, the final two events of the 2012 UIM F1 H2O World Championship series for power boating.

The defending Team Champions from 2011 are awaiting a UIM decision from the protest filed by the club immediately following the verdict that the UIM race committee made at the last Grand Prix in Liuzhou, China deeming that their second driver, Shaun Torrente, was guilty of dangerous driving in his accident with two-time World Champion Sami Selio of Finland on a race re-start early in the event. The ruling would force Torrente to miss the final two races of the campaign and withdraw his provisional super license.

With the final decision on the protest expected to be handed down sometime next week the Qatar Team elected on bringing in the American veteran from Florida who has loads of talent and a great racing history.

'I'm really over joyed about getting a chance to drive with such a world known team as this one from Doha,' said the driver from Florida. 'Working again with Brendan Power is like old home week, since he and I were together for most of my North American Championships. This is my first time racing on the world circuit I am looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying the competition as well. Let's get it on!'

Terry holds the world record for consecutive F1 victories set back in 2006 on the North American Champboat Tour with seven straight wins. His continuous victory total surpassed 10-time World Champion Guido Cappellini who earned six straight back on the UIM F1 tour in 1996.

Over his career in F1 that dates back to the mid-1990's, Terry has totaled 18 victories racing in Canada and the United States while with his Blackhawk/Rinker Racing Amsoil sponsored Team.

Terry, who began racing for the first time 30 years ago in 1972 in the small J-Stock Hydro class, learned from his father Jan and now has his son Rob racing as well. He is the Owner/President of Rinker Machinery Inc in the Tampa, Florida area.

This year Terry broke five different speed records in the American Powerboat Association (APBA) setting a mark of 126.084 MPH (202.912 KPH) in a ¼ mile straightaway run in the F1 Class.

The Indiana native went even faster in the higher horse powered MOD U class with a 144.346 MPH mark and (232.302 KPH). He also set all-time speed records in the Formula 150, SST-200 and SST-120 classes earning him his fourth APBA Hall-of-Champions induction.

Terry, the Qatar Team and drivers from over 14 different nations, will be on hand for the start of free practice on the 28th of November. Official Qualifying and the battle for pole position is set for 15:00 local time on the 29th. The 21st Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will take place at 15:30 local, 11:30 (GMT) and 06:30 EST on the East Coast of North F1H20 website

Sydney Harbour Boat Storage 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignBarz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Related Articles

Yanmar Power delivers again for Coral Coast Marine Constructions
Elloura II is a custom built catamaran from Rob Goode’s shipyard, Coral Coast Marine Construction (CCMC), at Bundaberg Custom built, high quality aluminium cruising catamarans don’t come any better than Elloura II which is powered by a pair of 700mhp Yanmar 6HYM-WET marine diesel engines.
Posted today at 10:43 am
OceanLED adds a new underwater light to the sport series
OceanLED, the global leader in marine LED lighting, introduced new Sport S3124s as the latest addition to Sport series. OceanLED, the global leader in marine LED lighting, today introduced its new Sport S3124s as the latest addition to the Sport series. Engineered specifically for sport fishing and active cruising, the advanced underwater LED Sport S3124s light packs a powerful 3,000 fixture lumens punch in a stylish dual Ultra White and Midnight Blue light option.
Posted on 1 Dec
Mercury dominant - Stunning results at Bridge to Bridge Classic
Merc Force team is still celebrating after claiming Outright honours in this year’s Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic. Powered by Mercury Racing’s awesome 1650 QC4V power plant, the Merc Force team is still celebrating after claiming Outright honours in this year’s Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic.
Posted on 1 Dec
Kiwi technicians top Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016
Kiwi technicians took out the top two spots at the recent Yamaha Oceania Technician Grand Prix 2016 The Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix, which took place on the 16th of November 2016, is a technical knowledge and skills based contest, held at Yamaha’s National Marine Training facility in Brisbane. The event brings together the very best Yamaha Marine Technicians from Yamaha dealerships all over Australia and New Zealand.
Posted on 30 Nov
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show to showcase Thailand's marine industry
Government investment is at an all time high – a sign of the importance of marine tourism to the national economy Following recent improvements to the rules for international yachts visiting Pattaya, and the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service set to be launched in early 2017, Thailand's marine tourism industry is poised for dramatic growth.
Posted on 24 Nov
Team Wake Effects takes first overall Superboat Unlimited
In a field of 43 boats and three days of racing, world champions were crowned and first time winners took top honors In a field of 43 boats and three days of racing, world champions were crowned and first time winners Team Wake Effects (Superboat Unlimited) and Performance Boat Center (Superboat) took top honors in their respective classes.
Posted on 19 Nov
Mazzorbo Steering Wheel boasts contemporary styling
Schmitt & Ongaro Marine's new Mazzorbo steering wheel is a high-quality addition to any contemporary boat helm. Schmitt & Ongaro Marine's new Mazzorbo steering wheel is a high-quality addition to any contemporary boat helm. The uniquely styled 356mm unit is perfect for runabouts, waterski and wakeboard boats, premium pontoon boats and cruisers.
Posted on 19 Nov
Maritimo going well in world championships before mechanical issues
It was powered by two 1500 horsepower engines and is a tried and proven performer in international standard racing. The team had run fourth in the first day of racing last Thursday and was travelling well on Friday when a blower belt to the supercharger failed.
Posted on 14 Nov
Rescheduled ThunderCat Powerboat Racing heat at Watergate Bay
The rescheduled Watergate Bay heats of the ThunderCat racing championship are to take place on 19-20 November 2016. The rescheduled Watergate Bay heats of the ThunderCat racing championship are to take place between the 19th and 20th November 2016. Originally scheduled to take place in September, the event had to be postponed because of adverse weather conditions and for the protection of the racers, water based marshals and support teams.
Posted on 13 Nov
Exercise ensures South Coast rescue crews ready for boating season
Marine Rescue specialists from State’s South Coast are on the water off Narooma this morning in a major search exercise Marine Rescue specialists from the State’s South Coast are on the water off Narooma this morning in a major search exercise to ensure they are at peak readiness for the summer boating season.
Posted on 12 Nov