Team Abu Dhabi set sights higher after best season on record

Team Abu Dhabi set sights higher after best season on record

21.12.2015: Team looks to build on 2015 championship programme after delivering two world titles

Team looks to build on 2015 championship programme after delivering two world titles



photo caption:  Salem Al Rumaithi –  confident team can build on its achievements this season



After completing their most successful season on record holding two powerboat racing world titles, Team Abu Dhabi have immediately set their sights higher as they quickly begin preparation for 2016.


The highlight of this year’s campaign was the performance of Gary Ballou and John Tomlinson in delivering the team’s first ever UIM Class 1 World Championship crown to Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club last month.


Within three weeks, Rashid Al Tayer and Faleh Al Mansouri completed their first season in the UIM XCAT World Series by taking their Team Abu Dhabi extreme catamaran to runners up position in the championship.


Then in last weekend’s season-ending Grand Prix of Sharjah, Alex Carella and Thani Al-Qamzi wrapped up the teams title in the 2015 F1H20 World Championship.


With Carella also finishing runner up in the drivers’ championship, it added up to a powerful start for the new-look F1 Team Abu Dhabi in its first year under the guidance of the ten-time world champion, Guido Capelin, as team manager.


“We’re very happy with the way the team has performed across each of the championships this season, and we’re confident that we can build on what has been achieved,” said Salem Al Rumaithi, Assistant Director General of Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club.


“It was a proud moment for all of us in the team when Gary and John won our first Class 1 world championship. So much hard has gone into achieving that over the past few years and of course one of our main aims next season will be to retain that title.


“In their first season in the XCATS, Rashed and Faleh performed superbly and took the fight for the world title right up to the last round. They believe they can go one better next season, just as Alex and Thani do in F1, and we intend giving them every chance to do that.”




photo caption:    Thani Al-Qamzi with Mohammed Al Mehairbi and Rashed Al-Qemzi
.



Based at ADIMSC, Team Abu Dhabi runs under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President and the club’s chairman, and is sponsored by Etihad Airways, the official carrier, Marina Mall and Nirvana Travel & Tourism.


The encouraging performances of its other emerging Emirati talent this season bodes well for the future. Majid Al-Mansoori and Rashid Al-Tayer finished fourth in the 2015 Class 1 World Championship and aim to be serious titles contenders next season.


Majed Al-Mansoori and Rashed Al-Qemzi showed great promise in their limited XCAT programme and look to the future with confidence, while both Mohammed Al-Mehairbi and Al-Qemzi came close to race wins in the F-4S Trophy, finishing fourth and sixth respectively in the championship.


“One of our main priorities in staging powerboat racing events and developing Team Abu Dhabi is to provide opportunities for young Emiratis in the sport, and to give them a chance to achieve success at the highest level, and to inspire other young Emiratis at the same time,” said Al Rumaith.




photo caption:  Thani Al Qamzi in F1 action.



“There is nothing that attracts young people to any sport in any country than a young person from that country becoming a champion, especially a world champion.


“This is why we have placed an emphasis on introducing young Emiratis into the F-4S world championship with Team Abu Dhabi, and recruiting top professionals to work closely with them and help them develop their skills.”





- Tony Lewis, Total Communications Dubai - also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/team-abu-dhabi-best-season-record---144198.html

21.12.2015 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Lechner Racing duo score NGK Endurance win at Dubai Autodrome
19.12.2015
Triller, Frijns win warm-up for Hankook 24H Dubai; Fittipaldi lands MRF Challenge victory photo caption: MRF Challenge Race 4 podium (L to R) third placed Alessio Picariello, winner Pietro Fittipald and third placed Nikita Troitc weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi clinch World Teams Title as Stromoy creates history winning GP of Sharjah
18.12.2015
Norwegian becomes first lady driver to score F1 race victory;Carella, Al-Qamzi deliver second world crown to UAE capital H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre, presented the world teams title to Team Abu Dhabi manager G weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Carella, Al-Qamzi on World Title trail as stark claims pole position in Sharjah
18.12.2015
Al-Mehairbi loses out on maiden UIM F-4S victory; second title for Germany’s Szymuraphoto caption  Team Abu Dhabi's Alex Carella – chasing his second win in 8 daysTeam Abu Dhabi’s Alex Carella and Thani Al-Qamz weiter >>
Audi road safety lesson is fun for Dubai primary school pupils
13.12.2015
Al Nabooda Automobiles teaches children good habits to carry forward in life with Audi ‘Heroes in Training’ programmePhoto Caption:    Children enjoy driving the fleet of Audi R8 Spyder cars in the weiter >>
Zulekha Hospital Sharjah officially recognised...
13.12.2015
....for healthcare facilities for mothers and babiesCaption:    Zulekha Hospital has won the Mother Friendly Healthcare Facility Award at the Sharjah Baby Friendly City campaign launch weiter >>
Dubai Falcon Racing Team claim victory in Endurance Championship at Kartdrome 24 Hours
12.12.2015
CG Racing takes Corporate Championship title; Mini Dubai top in 2015 Nations Cupphoto caption:    Dubai Falcon Racing Team do a lap of honour after winning the Kartd weiter >>
First Intersect by Lexus outside Japan opens in Dubai
11.12.2015
The first Intersect by Lexus luxury brand experience space outside Japan opened this week in Dubai, UAE. Intersect by Lexus goes well beyond the concept of a dealership or traditional retail space, offerin weiter >>
Abu Dhabi the stage for growing moves to tackle global food challenge
09.12.2015
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture highlights UAE commitment to drive global dialogue on food security, climate resiliencephoto caption: Ali Yousef Al Saad of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority: “The events underline UAE commitment to drive a global weiter >>
Dubai Falcons lead standings ahead of epic Endurance Championship climax in Kartdrome 24 Hours
08.12.2015
Photo caption:    The Kartdrome 24 Hours race starts on Friday 11 DecemberThree titles up for grabs with reigning champions CG Racing targeting triple crown; former champions Batelco make welcome return to series weiter >>
Linda Farrow Eyewear wins top accolade at Vision-X VP awards
07.12.2015
Designer eyewear names Bentley, Chloe, Chopard also recognised for very best in design and innovation at regional optical industry eventIconic British designer eyewear brand Linda Farrow took home the Special Jury Award at the weiter >>
Vision X - Frame designer Fakoshima
07.12.2015
Frame designer Fakoshima are displaying their range of avant-garde frames that aim to redefine what is considered fashionable and casual eyewear. They have already made waves in the regional and international markets although they are new name in the industry. weiter >>
Bentley officially launches products at the Vision-X exposition in Dubai.
06.12.2015
Bentley officially launches their international distribution of eyewear products at the Vision-X exposition in Dubai.Opened today, the three-day exhibition and conference features the Style Atelier for leading fashion brands and the most cut weiter >>
Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami opens Vision-X Dubai 2015
06.12.2015
Study shows UAE’s exciting upmarket shopping experience lures tourists, drives luxury eyewear sales Caption:    HUMAID MOHAMMED OBAID AL QUTAMI, DIRECTOR GENERAL, DUBAI HEALTH AUTHORITY OFFICIALLY OPE weiter >>
The best of festive fare at the first BBC Good Food Show Dubai
06.12.2015
Shop til you drop, then savour the taste of tea in salon by Gossip Cafe;  new show offers up a host of treats for all the family Caption:    A range of festive products will be avail weiter >>
New campaign promoting effective use of bariatric surgery offers free obesity assesment
06.12.2015
Caption:    Zulekha Hospital has launched a new bariatric campaign, Obesity Keeps Good Health Away, to help tackle the prevalence of obesity in the UAE.Zulekha Hospital, a pioneer in UAE healthcare, has weiter >>
Vision-X host of international fashion brands - opens tomorrow at Dubai World Trade Centre
05.12.2015
16th edition of Vision-X features host of international fashion brands, new technologies and unrivalled conference agenda with Dubai Health Authority accreditationDubai is the focal point of the $90 billion eyecare industry once again, as more than 140 exhibi weiter >>
Fernando Alonso thrills Dubai Kartdrome
01.12.2015
...setting fastest lapof SWS Sprint Series in Sodi RX7 Kart- Round 15 of race series sees F1 legend battle in a close-fought run; - Al Mansoori and Connor take top honours on the night weiter >>
Al Nabooda Automobiles new cycling team swap cars for bikes as training begins
30.11.2015
Staff from Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen distributor sign up for new BeWell Cycle Tour across the UAECaption:     The new Al Nabooda Automobiles cycling team has signed up to take part in the BeWell Cycle Tour UAE. weiter >>
Vision-X Conference throws spotlight on how to improve children’s vision and eyecare wellbeing
30.11.2015
Caption:     Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, will address regional optical professionals to discuss the increase in myopia in children at the Vision-X Opticare Conference, 6-8 December, DWTC. weiter >>
UAE National Day timepiece designed by Audi Al Nabooda Automobiles - Limited edition
25.11.2015
Exclusive watch commemorates 44th Spirit of the Union in UAE national colours photo caption: Audi Al Nabooda Automobiles has commissioned a special edition UAE National Day watch, availabl weiter >>
UK experts will use Vision-X platform to share solutions for eyewear practices
25.11.2015
.....after financial analysis of retail weaknesses Caption:    Future in Focus – Experts and Entrepreneurs share their wealth of knowledge and experienceIndependent eyewear practices are being told weiter >>
Zulekha Healthcare Group announce new management structure
25.11.2015
Taher Shams steps into new role as Managing Director of UAE healthcare providerCaption:    Mr Taher Shams, left, Ms Zanubia Shams, right and Dr. Zul weiter >>
UAE Rotax Max Challenge double header at Dubai Kartdrome
22.11.2015
Al Rawahi, Pook, Kermanshahchi, Al Habsi brothers all take pole positionsphoto caption    Taymour Kermanshahchi (200) leads from the start in the Junior MAX FinalDubai Kartdrome hosted Round 4 of weiter >>
New York University Abu Dhabi, PA Consulting Group join forces
22.11.2015
.... in new student internship programmeTwo undergraduate students take up roles at consulting, technology and innovation firm in new work placement scheme weiter >>
India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets healthcare pioneer Dr Zulekha Daud
22.11.2015
Caption:    Dr. Zulekha Daud, Chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group is welcomed by Mr. Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.  Arun Jaitle weiter >>
UAE Rotax Max Challenge round three delivers close, tense racing at Dubai Kartdrome
21.11.2015
Pook, Pagani, Kermanshahchi, Day, Al Habsi all winners on the dayphoto caption:    Rotax MAX Final podium (L to R), second place Ahmed Al Khamisi winner Pascal Pook and third placed Giulio PeroniD weiter >>
BBC Good Food Show Dubai
18.11.2015
Silvena Rowe and Ed Baines join James Martin and Paul Hollywood in celebrity chef billing at Show’s international debut photo caption:  Silvena Rowe and Ed Baines will be among the celebrity chefs at the debut weiter >>
Etisalat Fitness Fest Dubai to return in 2016 after strong first edition
17.11.2015
Inaugural Etisalat Fitness Fest saw thousands of visitors, including some of the world’s top athletes and TV stars, attend sporting and fitness extravaganza at Dubai Autodromephoto caption: Organisers of the Etisalat Fitness Fest have pr weiter >>
Her Excellency Amal Bin Adi, director general, Dubai Government Human Resources opens HR Summit & Expo
16.11.2015
Mid East’s largest HR event features packed agenda of guru speakers, 60 free seminars, platform of 70 companies sharing latest HR solutionsphoto caption:  Her Excellency Amal Bin Adi, Director Gener weiter >>
© 2001-2017 copyright automobilsport.com