Sheikh Hassan and Steve Curtis delay new Qatar Turbine Racer's debut to Sarasota

Sheikh Hassan and Steve Curtis delay new Qatar Turbine Racer's debut to Sarasota

29.05.2013: SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL 2013 ‘Thunder on the Gulf’ Super Boat Grand Prix, Orange Beach, Alabama –June 1-2, 2013

SUPER BOAT INTERNATIONAL 2013
‘Thunder on the Gulf’ Super Boat Grand Prix, Orange Beach, Alabama –June 1-2, 2013



•    Qatar’s Al-Neama and Al-Nasser set for Superboat class battle






His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani and Steve Curtis will not make their turbine class racing debut in Sunday’s ‘Thunder on the Gulf’ Super Boat Grand Prix at Orange Beach in Alabama.


The eagerly awaited new Spirit of Qatar 96 boat is still been prepared and completed in the USA with support from Whispering Turbines and Five-Axis Industries and Sheikh Hassan is now planning to race the boat for the first time at the 25th Annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival at Sarasota in Florida on July 5-7.


The new Mystic hull is powered by a pair of T53 turbine engines, delivering around 1,600hp apiece and capable of propelling the boat to a top speed of 354km/h (200 mph).


“The boat is behind schedule due to the supplier not delivering the parts on time,” said His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani, president of the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF). “But the crew have been working around the clock to get it ready and tested.


We are now targeting Sarasota and we should be ready. A shakedown is planned for mid-June. The engines are in the boat and we are doing the final modifications to the exhaust and the final bits of rigging.”


The Turbine, Superboat Unlimited and Superboat Extreme entrants will take to the water at the same time as the Superboat class entries in this weekend’s Alabama race sanctioned by Super Boat International Inc. 


Qatar’s Ali Al-Neama and Mohammed Al-Nasser finished fifth overall in the Superboat class in the Space Coast Super Boat Grand Prix at Cocoa Beach two weeks ago. They will race the Spirit of Qatar 20 boat in the same class again against the likes of class leader WHM Motorsports and rivals Team CRC, Team Stihl, Warpaint and JD Byrider.


“Ali and Mohammed will still need to be conservative this weekend,” said Sheikh Hassan. “Maybe this time they need to stay with the pack, but we don’t know what the water will look like until Sunday. At the end of the day, we need them to finish and gain more seat time in the boat and Steve and I have time now to support the guys to run faster.


“We will also be following the progress of the H1 Unlimited race in California and our Qatar Team racing in F1 H20 in Brasilia. It has been our objective at the QMSF to race everywhere and this very busy weekend is a case in point.


“It wasn’t surprising to see some boats pushing harder than others in Cocoa Beach. WHM is no stranger to running fast in rough conditions. We raced with SBI before and like the set-up and the format. It was an awesome sight in Cocoa Beach watching such a large number of boats on the water at the same time.”


Race registration and inspections will take place at The Wharf on Orange Beach on Friday morning and teams will be able to test on Saturday afternoon from noon.


The first of the two races for the smaller engine classes starts at 13.00hrs on Sunday afternoon (June 2) and the Qatar boat will take to the water for the main race at 15.00hrs (23.00hrs Qatar time).




Neil Perkins, also photo

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/sheikh-hassan-bin-jabor-al-thani-steve-curtis-qatar-turbine-racer-delay-debut-sarasota---111643.html

29.05.2013 / MaP

Weitere Beiträge

Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Qamzi and Al-Tayer begin defence of F1H20 teams title in Brazil
28.05.2013
2013 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Grand Prix of Brazil –  June 1-2 Recovering Ahmed Al-Hameli travels to Brazil with Team Abu DhabiMohammed Al-Mehairbi set to represent Team Abu Dhabi in UIM F weiter >>
Jonas Andersson Welcomes Back Azerbaijan as Major Partner!
07.05.2013
F1H2O World ChampionshipSwedish racing star Jonas Andersson and the country of Azerbaijan have once again formed a business relationship as Team Azerbaijan in pursuit of their goal in making the popular 38 year-old driver from Fruvi, Sweden World Champio weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Mansoori and Polli finish fourth in second Sanya GP race
30.03.2013
2013 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPSanya Grand Prix, March 28-30, 2013-  Victory 3’s Al-Zafeen and Al-Marri secure second Sanya race win -  Isik and Zaborowski barrel roll Zabo-Isiklar on first turn weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi's rookie Al-Mansoori and new partner Polli finish-fifth in Friday's Sanya Grand-Prix
30.03.2013
2013 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPSanya Grand Prix, March 28-30, 2013 Victory 3’s Al-Zafeen and Al-Marri clinch victory in first weiter >>
UIM Powerboat Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Mansoori and Montavoci qualify 5th position in China
28.03.2013
2013 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPSanya Grand Prix, March 28-30, 2013Pole Position for Victory 3’s Al-Zafeen and Al-Marri in SanyaA last minute crew change meant that Team Abu Dhabi’s Faleh weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Tayer and Al-Mansoori begin 2013 Powerboat Class 1 Racing campaign in China
25.03.2013
2013 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPSanya Grand Prix, March 28-30, 2013ADIMSC-based team face strong competition in season opener in Sanya   Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al-Tayer and throttlema weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi finish class 1 season with fourth place in Abu Dhabi GP
21.12.2012
2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPAbu Dhabi Grand Prix, December 19-21, 2012Victory 3 claim second Abu Dhabi win; Italy’s Fendi Racing in second position weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi finish fourth in first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
20.12.2012
2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPAbu Dhabi Grand Prix, December 19-21, 2012  -  Victory 3 claim Abu Dhabi win to clinch 2012 World and Middle East Championship titles& weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi qualify fourth for Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix
19.12.2012
2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPAbu Dhabi Grand Prix, December 19-21, 2012Pole Position for Victory 3’s Al-Zafeen and Al-MarriTeam Abu Dhabi&r weiter >>
ADIMSC set to host Abu Dhabi Grand Prix season finale this weekend
18.12.2012
Victory 3 and Team Abu Dhabi to go head-go-head for Class 1 titles2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPAbu Dhabi Grand Prix, December 19-21, 2012    The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sp weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi finish second in Sky Dive Dubai Grand Prix
15.12.2012
2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPEmirates-Dubai Duty Free Grand Prix, December 13-15, 2012  - Spirit of Qatar Teams and Fendi Racing withdraw from Dubai race weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi celebrates Championship with HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan
13.12.2012
2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ABU DHABISultan Bin Khalifa hails successful Team Abu Dhabi marine sports teamMembers o weiter >>
Thani Al Qamzi Wins For Team Abu Dhabi In Sharjah!
07.12.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of Sharjah - 6/7 December 2012For the first time this season and for the third time on the Khaled Lagoon in fourteen previous starts, local driver Thani Al Qamzi won the 14th Grand Prix of Sharj weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi claims UIM F1H20 Teams Championship
07.12.2012
... as Thani Al-Qamzi wins Grand Prix of Sharjah2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 14th Grand Prix of Sharjah –  December 6-7Team Abu Dhabi’s Scott Gillman finishes in s weiter >>
Sami Selio Takes A Leg Up With Pole In Sharjah!
06.12.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of Sharjah - 6/7 December 2012Two time World Champion Sami Selio of the Mad Croc Team has taken the early advantage in the fight for finishing runner-up in this years championship with French weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi aims to clinch UIM F1H20 Teams Championship title in Sharjah
03.12.2012
2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Grand Prix of Sharjah –  December 6-7- Team Abu Dhabi’s Al-Mansoori and Gillman look to end season on high note- Sweden’s Forss faces England’s Palfreyman in weiter >>
A Titanic Three Driver Fight For 2nd is Set in Sharjah!
03.12.2012
F1H2O World Championship  Grand Prix of Sharjah - 6/7 December 2012As the Qatar Team and their pilot Alex Carella bask in knowledge that they have won the drivers title for a second straight season, three other teams are chasing glory for t weiter >>
Team Qatar's Alex Carella Wins 2nd Straight Title With Win in Abu Dhabi!
30.11.2012
F1H2O World Championship Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - 29/30 November 2012Italian Alex Carella of the Qatar Team held off three World Champions and a pair of re-starts to take his sixth career victory under a yellow flag winning the 21st Grand weiter >>
Carella Moves Closer to Title With Pole in Abu Dhabi!
29.11.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of Abu Dhabi - 29/30 November 2012Defending World Champion Alex Carella steered his Qatar Team DAC boat to a 46.59 second lap capturing his second straight pole here for tomorrow's 21st Grand Prix of Abu Dha weiter >>
Etihad Airways welcomes Team Abu Dhabi after Grand Prix of China success
07.10.2012
Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qamzi and Majed Al-Mansoori and other team members were given a welcome reception by Ahmed Habroush Al-Remeithi, board member of the Abu weiter >>
UIM Committee withdraws Shaun Torrente's licence
03.10.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipTeam Qatar driver Shaun Torrente will miss the remainder of the season following the decision by the UIM race committee to withdraw his provisional super licence.The incident that resu weiter >>
Carella Holds Off Al Qamzi For Win in Liuzhou!
02.10.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of China - Liuzhou - 1/2 October 2012Defending World Champion Alex Carella of the Qatar Team held off a determined last years winner Thani Al Qamzi of Team Abu Dhabi to win his second race of the season and weiter >>
Al-Qamzi and Al-Mansoori qualify third and nith for Tuesday China GP
01.10.2012
2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Grand Prix of China – October 1-2- Pole Position for Qatar’s Alex Carella in Chinese thriller- Mohammed Al-Mehairbi finishes seventh in first Chinese F-4S weiter >>
Etihad Airways signs sponsorship agreement with ADIMSC ...
26.09.2012
....for Marine Sport Racing Programmes Etihad Airways is official carrier of Team Abu Dhabi’s marine sports teams The Abu Dhabi International Mari weiter >>
Illness Forces Al Hameli To Miss Race In China!
24.09.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of China - Liuzhou - 1/2 October 2012Drivers World Championship points leader Ahmed Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi will be forced to watch the upcoming 18th Grand Prix of China, the fourth stop on the 2012 UIM F1 H2 weiter >>
Per Edwardsen Hannover meeting after Cadore Powerboat GP 2012
30.08.2012
Per Edwardsen Norway UIM European Formula2   Gran Premio d’ Italia62° CADORE POWERBOAT GRAND PRIXAuronzo di Cadore24-25-26 august 2012European Championship F weiter >>
Selio Wins In A Stunner On Day Two In Kiev!
22.07.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipGrand Prix of Ukraine- KIEV - 20/22 July 2012In what took two days to run the 2nd Annual Grand Prix of Ukraine the third event on the UIM F1 H2O World Championship series turned out to be worth the wait. weiter >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Ahmed Al-Hameli extends Championship lead...
22.07.2012
... after snatching second in late Ukraine drama   2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Grand Prix of Ukraine – July 20-22Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al- weiter >>
Ukraine Grand Prix Stopped Because Of Weather In Kiev!
21.07.2012
F1H2O World ChampionshipUkraine Grand Prix - Kiev - 20/22 July 2012The only winner coming off the race course at the 2nd Annual Grand Prix of Ukraine was mother nature as heavy rain, strong winds and heavy swells for the third round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship forced the stoppage of the event after five slow pace laps and will resume tomorrow mo weiter >>

Kategorien

© 2001-2017 automobilsport.com full copyright automobilsport.com