XCAT 2018 – FUJAIRAH RACE TWO

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Teams started the second of the weekend’s races from the positions that they finished race one on Thursday afternoon. That meant ‘Dubai Police 3’ headed ‘222 Offshore’ and ‘Swecat Racing’ into the green flag, with ‘Team Abu Dhabi’s 4 and 5 lining up in fourth and seventh positions. Damage sustained by ‘Maritimo’ in a start lap accident in race one kept the Australian crew out of the race that was held over one start lap, 14 normal laps and two long laps.

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Action began in calmer conditions, but the wind strengthened after around five laps and then ‘Team Abu Dhabi 4’ left the fray. ‘Dubai Police’ continued to lead from ‘New Star’ and ‘Team Abu Dhabi 5’ through lap 11, after ‘Swecat Racing’ retired and ‘222 Offshore’ began to slow on the subsequent lap. ‘New Star’ was the last of the surviving crews to take a second long lap and the Russians maintained second place after lap 13, but ‘Team Australia’ managed to find a way past ‘Team Abu Dhabi 5’ on the 15th tour of the course and snatched third place. The flying Norwegian duo then managed to overtake ‘New Star’ on the last lap to finish second behind ‘Dubai Polic’e.

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UIM XCAT racing resumes in late summer with several race meetings in China, although the final calendar and actual venues are still being finalised.

2018 UIM XCAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – POSITIONS AFTER RACE 2
1. Dubai Police 3 – Arif Saif Al-Zafeen (UAE)/Nadir bin Hendi (UAE) – 70pts
2. New Star 9 – Mikhail Kitashev (RUS)/Dmitry Vandyshev (RUS) – 44pts
3. 222 Offshore 10 – Giovanni Carpitella (ITA)/Darren Nicholson (AUS) – 40pts
4. Team Abu Dhabi – Rashed Al-Tayer (UAE)/Majed Al-Mansoori (UAE) – 34pts
5. Team Australia 8 – Pål-Virik Nilsen (NOR)/Jan Trygve Braaten (NOR) – 30pts
6. Kuwait 17 – Abdullatef Al-Omani (KUW)/Mustafa Al-Dashti (KUW) – 28pts
7. Fujairah 46 – Diego Testa (ITA)/Andrea Comello (ITA) – 27pts
8. Swecat Racing 2 – Mikael Bengtsson (SWE)/Erik Stark (SWE) – 26pts
9. Team Abu Dhabi 4 – Shaun Torrente (USA)/Faleh Al-Mansoori (UAE) – 22pts
10. CRB Offshore/HPI 96 – François Pinelli (FRA)/Rosario Schiano (ITA) – 21pts
11. Videx 22 – Alfredo Amato (ITA)/Joakhim Kumlin (SWE) – 16pts
12. Maritimo 12 – Tom-Barry Cotter (AUS)/Ross Willaton (AUS) – 0pts

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