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RASHIDID AL-TAYER COMMENTS ON THE ABU DHABI TEAM WIN
UIM XCAT World Series - Fujairah
FIRE CAUSES RACE FAVOURITE FAZZA TO RETIRE
Team Abu Dhabi win after an engine fire takes out Fazza and T-Bone Station succumbs to mechanical issues
STRONG WINDS FORCE XCAT RACE POSTPONEMENT
30 mph plus winds cause a postponement to 07.00 GMT Saturday
UIM F2 WORLD CHAMPION STARK SECOND IN SPEED RUN
UIM XCAT World Series - Fujairah - Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run
FAZZA FASTEST BY OVER 2 SECONDS
UIM XCAT World Series - Fujairah Pole Position
MUSICAL CHAIRS FOR F1H2o DRIVERS
Carella will join Team Abu Dhabi

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28-Feb-15 12:11
RASHIDID AL-TAYER COMMENTS ON THE ABU DHABI TEAM WIN
UIM XCAT World Series - Fujairah
John Moore

Abu Dhabi Team take the win

"The plan was to get a good start and that went very well for us.

I saved my engines because it was a very long race and then I pushed a little bit.

I saw Fazza pushed too much and broke an engine or something, and also Giovanni Carpitella. I pushed him and eventually they broke too and we continued.

We are very happy to get first place in the first round. Hopefully we can do it in the next round."

A well deserved win for Abu Dhabi Team

 
28-Feb-15 08:30
FIRE CAUSES RACE FAVOURITE FAZZA TO RETIRE
Team Abu Dhabi win after an engine fire takes out Fazza and T-Bone Station succumbs to mechanical issues
John Moore

Fire caused the retirement of Fazza

Round one of the UIM XCAT World Series held in Fujairah certainly had all the elements in place to make a great powerboat race.

T-Bone Station crewed by Giovanni Carpitella and F1H20 driver Ahmed Al Hameli took an early lead, but it was a familiar site when reigning XCAT Champions Nadir Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zaffain pushed Fazza past the Italian entry on the first lap.

Racing through bumpy conditions, left over from yesterday's storm that had forced the race to be be postponed by 24 hours, T-Bone Station kept Fazza honest until the unthinkable happened.

The hard charging Fazza succumbed to an engine fire leaving the door open for a T-Bone Station victory, however, the XCAT script writing gods hadn't finished yet.

With the finish line getting ever closer to T-Bone Station, Carpitella and Al Hameli lost transmission on one engine and a jubilant Faleh Al-Mansoori and Rashid Al-Tayer racing Abu Dhabi Team powered past them on the penultimate lap to take the win.

Matteo Nicolini and Tomaso Polli took the runners up spot in their Hoorsenbuhs sponsored Nicolini Offshore Team with fellow Italian team of Serafino Barlesi and Alessandro Barone in Marine Investimenti Sud rounding off the podium.

UIM F2 World Champion Erik Stark and Michael Bengtsson in the cockpit of the brand new Victory Team built and designed Swecat, gave the Swedes a worthy 4th place in its first race.

All in all, an action packed start to the UIM XCAT World Series in which saw only 6 of the starting 13 boats finish.

Round one Podium of the UIM XCAT World Series

 
27-Feb-15 12:51
STRONG WINDS FORCE XCAT RACE POSTPONEMENT
30 mph plus winds cause a postponement to 07.00 GMT Saturday
John Moore

Simon Palfrader captures the windy conditions in Fujairah

Due to 30 mph plus winds, XCAT Racing officials deemed the conditions in Fujairah unsafe for running Round 1 of the 2015 Championship today.

As a result the Fujairah GP has been postponed to 07.00 GMT tomorrow (Saturday).

 
26-Feb-15 14:27
UIM F2 WORLD CHAMPION STARK SECOND IN SPEED RUN
UIM XCAT World Series - Fujairah - Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run
John Moore

Erik Stark in the cockpit of Swecat

It was interesting to see UIM F2 World Champion Erik Stark in the cockpit of the brand new Victory Team built and designed Swecat and competing for the XCAT World Series - Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run. 

Stark was in the boat taking the place of Veronica Olderin, who had to drop out following a UIM ruling that doesn't allow two XCAT license debutants to race together.

Michael Bengtsson and Stark safely made it through the knockout head-to-head racing heats to make it to the final where they came up against Fazza.

No prizes for guessing that Fazza came out on top in the final.

 
 
 

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