The UAE boats are preparing to participate in the Formula 1 Grand Prix of China (the second round of the 2023 World Championship), which will start from tomorrow until next Sunday on the waters of the Yellow River, with the participation of 20 boats, led by two boats of the Victorian team, in addition to the boats of the two Abu Dhabi teams. and Sharjah.
China’s hosting of the tournament again comes after an absence that lasted for years since the last hosting in the 2019 season for one of the tournament’s rounds.
The first round of the tournament, which was held in Indonesia last February, witnessed a strong drama with the difference and climate change before the main race was held, of which only a few minutes were counted. The Polish Patrick Marszalek won the first place, and the second was the captain of the Sharjah boat, Sami Sileo, and the representative of the Victorian team, Eric, came second. Stark, while Thani Al Qamzi finished fifth, while Sean Torrente achieved ninth place after he was in first place, but due to a start error, his position dropped to ninth, while our hero Ahmed Abdul Karim Al Fahim, captain of the Victory 3 boat, succeeded in completing the race in his first participation and obtaining the Tenth place, placing the first point in his balance.
Abu Dhabi team
The Abu Dhabi team, the holder of the championship title, aspires to defend the title it achieved last season for the ninth time in the history of its participation in the world championship. Last season, the Abu Dhabi team’s boats monopolized the full championship titles by winning the general title, the speed title, and the teams title, with the distinguished effort of the second contestants. Al-Qamzi and Shawn Torrente, and the Abu Dhabi team has won the title eight times since 1997. On the general level, the Italian Guido Capelli has the best balance in the competition with 10 titles. The numbers are currently across the tournament.
And participating through the Chinese station of the championship, the contestant Sean Torrente on the Abu Dhabi boat 1 and the Emirati contestant Rashid Al Qamzi on the Abu Dhabi boat 2, who enters as a substitute for the veteran competitor Thani Al Qamzi who is absent from the audience in this round. The Formula 2 World Championship title and the Formula 4 World Championship title, in addition to participation credits in the classic Rouen Challenge for Formula 2 boats and the Augusto Challenge for the 12-hour boats.
The Abu Dhabi team delegation included Nasser Al Dhaheri, head of the mission, and the contestant Rashid Al Qamzi, as the team’s technical staff and contestant Sean Torrente also preceded the mission.
Dubai Maritime Club
The arrival of the Dubai International Marine Club delegation was completed, while the Executive Director of the Dubai International Marine Sports Club, Muhammad Abdullah Hareb Al Falahi, is leaving today to China to head the delegation that preceded him by arriving early at the event site to prepare and arrange for participation, accompanied by Ahmed Al Sumaiti, Director of the Victorian Department, and the contestants Ahmed Abdul Karim Al Fahim, the leader. Victory boat 3 and fellow Swede Eric Stark, captain of Victory boat 4, and the technical and administrative staff.
Al-Falahi expressed his great confidence in the capabilities of the team and the capabilities of the administrative and technical staff and the competitors in following up the successes achieved in the opening round of the world championship, indicating that the positive results will be a motive for improving performance and developing boats to compete in the stages.
Up to the podiums and raising the country’s flag high.
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