UIM Nations Cup Sharjah Qatar quickest in qualifying, UAE win match race

UIM Nations Cup Sharjah Qatar quickest in qualifying, UAE win match race

30.03.2012: Khor Fakkan - Sharjah, UAE - 28/30 March 2012 Team Qatar and Team UAE shared the spoils taking a top spot apiece in today’s official

Khor Fakkan - Sharjah, UAE - 28/30 March 2012

Team Qatar and Team UAE shared the spoils taking a top spot apiece in today’s official qualifying session and Match Race on a day of drama on Khor Fakkan Bay which saw Brazil’s Lebos Chaguri and Brunei’s Nordin bin Hj Mohammed collide and crash out in the morning session.

The two Middle East rivals dominated activities, locking out the top three places in qualifying with all four of their drivers getting through to the semi-finals of the Match Race and force a Qatar – UAE showdown in the final.

In qualifying it was Qatar’s Khalid Al Shamlan who stole through to win an interrupted qualifying session by less than 2/10ths of a second to put Team Qatar in pole position for race 1 of UIM Nations Cup, Khor Fakkan.

Al Shamlan and Team UAE’s Majed al Mansoori traded times and places during the morning qualifying session with Al Shamlan snatching the pole from provisional pole sitter, Mansoori, setting a time of 48.92secs around the 1639 metre circuit - just moments before the yellow flag came out with just over 10 minutes of the session to run.

Mansoori’s teammate Rashed Al Tayer had to overcome a strong challenge from Finland’s Risto Painio - the pair swapping times in the early part of qualifying - with Al Tayer holding out to take third spot, posting a time of 50.37secs.

Painio came under pressure and was bumped down to fifth spot after a late charge by Rhys Coles, who was drafted in to run in Team Brazil’s number two boat. Ismail bin Hj Kabon completed the top six for Team Brunei.

With Team Hungary unable to make it to Khor Fakkan and Brazil and Brunei each a boat and driver down for the Match Race, the top four in qualifying, Al Shamlan, Mansoori, Al Tayer and Coles automatically qualified for the quarter-finals.

In the top half of the draw, Al Shamlan’s route to the final saw him take out Malaysia’s Mohammad Kadri and the UAE’s Rashed Al Tayer in the semi-final, whilst Al Mansoori disposed of South Africa’s Timothy Fetherstonhaugh and Qatar’s Khalid Al Kuwari, setting up a final shoot-out between the two fastest men on the day, with Mansoori taking the final with two straight wins - Al Tayer taking third spot after beating Al Kuwari.

In qualifying Ismail bin Hj Kabon gave Team Brunei something to smile about posting a top-six time, with the Kadri brothers continuing their solid Nations Cup debuts with Alffian posting the seventh fastest time in qualifying and both getting through to the quarter finals of the Match Race to put Team Malaysia third in the points table.

Frustrations continued to build for Team South Africa with Fetherstonhaugh unable to find the pace he showed in yesterday’s practice sessions and Mark Shepherd finding even less, with what he considers an underpowered engine – but the duo did enough to end the day in fourth place overall with 27 points.

Today’s results give Team UAE the upper hand in the points’ standings going into tomorrow’s sprint races, and top the table with 45 points - 15 points clear of rivals Qatar.

Friday, 30 March

13.30-14.30        free practice
16.30                       parade lap
16.40-17.00        UIM Nations Cup Khor Fakkan – race 1
17.15-17.35        UIM Nations Cup Khor Fakkan – race 2
Match Race

1    6    AL MANSOORI Majed    UAE    Team UAE    25
2    7    AL SHAMLAN Khalid    QAT    Team Qatar    22
3    5    AL TAYER Rashed    UAE    Team UAE    20
4    8    AL KUWARI Khalid    QAT    Team Qatar    18
5    19    FETHERSTONHAUGH Tim    RSA    Team South Africa    16
6    12    KADRI Mohammad    MAS    Team Malaysia    15
7    10    KADRI Alffian    MAS    Team Malaysia    14
8    16    COLES Rhys    AUS    Team Brazil    13
9    3    PAINIO Risto    FIN    Team Finland    12
10    14    KABON Ismail    BRU    Team Brunei    11
10    4    PAINIO Meeri    FIN    Team Finland    11
10    20    SHEPHERD Mark    RSA    Team South Africa    11

F1H2O Nations Cup also photos

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/f1h20-uim-nations-cup-sharjah-qatar-qualifying-uae-win-race---97757.html

30.03.2012 / MaP

More News

F1H20 Khor Fakkan Sharjah season opener for UIM Nations Cup
KHOR FAKKAN - SHARJAH SEASON OPENER FOR UIM NATIONS CUPUIM Nations Cup Khor Fakkan - Sharjah, UAE - 28/30 March 2012   *Team UAE start title defence*16 drivers from 8 countries line up in Khor Fakkan more >>
Team Abu Dhabi at Pearl Qatar Grand-Prix
Team Abu Dhabi in New Pearl Qatar Grand Prix 2012
Rashid Al-Tayer and Majed Al-Mansoori set to represent Team Abu Dhabi in New Pearl Qatar Grand Prix2012 UIM CLASS ONE WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIPPearl Qatar Grand Prix, March 14-17, 2012 more >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Ahmed Al-Hameli takes victor in Qatar Grand-Prix
- Thani Al-Qamzi loses potential podium finish on lap 31- Team Abu Dhabi finish fifth in second UIM F-4S race; victory for Palfreyman Team Abu Dhabi’s Ahmed Al-Hameli m more >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Hameli and Al-Qamzi qualify in pole position and fourth
...for Saturday's Grand-Prix of Qatar 2012 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Grand Prix of Qatar – March 8-10Team Abu Dhabi’s debutant Mohamed Al-Maharbi finishes sixth in F-4S more >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Hameli and Al-Qamzi start campaign to win
...2012 UIM F1 H20 World Championship Title more >>
Qatar Grand Prix Titles for Lemoine, Poret, Balzer and Florjancic
Qatar Grand Prix - Doha - 1/3 March 2012French duo Cyrille Lemoine and Jeremy Poret, Italy’s Stefania Balzer and Slovenia’s Rok Florjancic took overall category honours in the Qatar Grand Prix, Lemoine finishing third in today’s more >>
Qatar GP Heat 1 Wins for Lemoine, Poret, Bulteau and Rok Florjancic
UIM-APB Aquabike World ChampionshipQatar Grand Prix, Doha, 1-3 March 2012 - Round 1, Heat 1Cyrille Lemoine added his name to the list of French riders enjoying success in Doha, winning heat 1 of a spectacular and incident-filled race in Runabou more >>
French Trio in Pole Positions for UIM APB Aquabike Heat 1 of the Qatar Grand Prix
UIM-APB Aquabike World ChampionshipQatar Grand Prix, Doha, 1-3 March 2012 - Round 1, QualifyingFrench stars Francois Medori, Jeremy Poret and Julie Bulteau were the standout riders in official qualifying and will start in pole position i more >>
UIM-APB Aquabike World Championship Round 1 in Doha Qatar
WORLD CHAMPIONS SET FOR SEASON-OPENER IN DOHA, QATARQatar Grand Prix - Doha - 1/3 March 2012A raft of World Champions head an impressive list of international riders who will line up on Doha Bay, Qatar for the opening round of t more >>
South Africa's Caudwell Racing Brings 4-Stroke Technology To F1!
A new page in the history of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship Series is about to be turned with the long awaited arrival of South Africa's Caudwell Racing and their 4-stroke Infinity 3.5 litre dual overhead cam base engine to Doha, Qatar for the opening round of the championship for the more >>
Torrente replaces Price in Qatar Team for 2012 UIM F1 H2O World Championship
2012 UIM F1 H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Qatar Team •    Price resigns and brings an end to historic association with Qatar•  &nb more >>
Alex Carella's 2011 World Title Turns a New Page in F1 H2O Series!
  Italian Alex Carella of the Qatar Team used both his driving skills and youthful exuberance to overtake his wily veteran teammate Jay Price of the USA with a victory in Abu Dhabi in early December to win the 2011 UIM F1 H2O World Championship for power boating for the first time i more >>
Qatar's Carella and Price collide on lap one in Sharjah Grand-Prix....
... as Carella claims 2011 UIM F1 H2O World Championship TitleQATAR’S CARELLA AND PRICE COLLIDE ON LAP ONE IN SHARJAH AS CARELLA CLAIMS 2011 UIM F1 H20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE•    Team Abu Dhabi seal more >>
Team Abu Dhabi's Al-Hameli and Al-Qamzi Grand Prix of Sharjah
TEAM ABU DHABI’S AL-HAMELI AND AL-QAMZI FINISH FIRST AND SECOND IN THRILLING GRAND PRIX OF SHARJAH  - Al-Qamzi and Al-Hameli claim third and fourth in World Championship- Qatar&rsquo more >>
Al Hameli Wins; Qatar Team Crash Gives Carella World Title!
What was expected to be a 37-lap battle for the 2011 UIM F1 H2O World Championship at the 13th Grand Prix of Sharjah ended three corners into the opening lap when Qatar Team driver Jay Price got tangled up with his teammate Alex Carella going into the circuits tighte more >>
Al Hameli Secures Pole for Grand Prix of Sharjah!
The stage is set for a nailbiting finale to the 2011 season as Abu Dhabi's Ahmed Al Hameli clinched pole position ahead of one of the contenders for the 2011 world crown Jay Price of Team Qatar.Price had led qualifying until the final sessio more >>
Qatar's Price Hoping not Relive Nightmare of 2010 in Sharjah!
The story one year ago was quite different than this weekend for Qatar Team driver Jay Price as the 2008 World Champion was leading by four points heading into the final round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship. His rival, F more >>
Carella Moves to Top of Championship with Win in Abu Dhabi!
  Italian Alex Carella of the Qatar Team held off rival Ahmed Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi and teammate Jay Price to move into first overall in the UIM F1 H2O World Championship drivers standings going into the final race of the 2011 season next Friday in the United A more >>
Qatar's Carella seals Abu Dhabi Race win
... to move ahead of team-mate price in World Championship•    Jay Price finishes third and slips to second in title race•    Qatar Team confirms 2011 Teams’ Champ more >>
Italian Alex Carella Stuns Field With Dominating Pole Position!
 Italian Alex Carella fought off sickness and seventeen other drivers to capture his second pole position of the season and his fourth of his career with a 49.66 second lap and a speed of 166.73 kph and will lead the field for tomorrow's 20th Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi along th more >>
Shaun Torrente is Rising From the Ashes in Abu Dhabi!
  It's taken weeks of planning, a trip to Canada and a flight halfway around the world for both boat and driver but Rookie-of-the-Year front runner Shaun Torrente arrives from Miami to race for the Qatar Team looking to change his luck for this weekend's 20th Grand Pri more >>
Team Abu Dhabi Looking to Stop Losing Streak at Home!
As the UIM F1 H2O World Championship race teams roll into the paddock area surrounded by the lovely area around the city of Abu Dhabi, two things are starting to stand out as story lines for this pivotal sixth round of the championship that will be run this Friday at 15:30 (11: more >>
Abu Dhabi to Mark it's 20th Grand Prix Event!!
As the UIM F1 H2O World Championship heads into its final critical two Grand Prix's of the season, the sixth round of the 2011 season which is set for the 8th and 9th of December along the corniche in Abu Dhabi will also be hosting it's 20th race in its history dating back to more >>
F1H2O Nations Cup Singapore 2011 Match race result/points
F1H2O SINGAPORE GP  MARINA BAY 2011  Match Race1       6    UAE / Ahmed Al Hameli – 25pts2       4    Qatar / Khalid Al S more >>
Al Hameli Match Race King Of ‘Lion City’
Ahmed Al Hameli backed up his pole position in qualifying to win this afternoon’s F1H2O Nations Cup Match Race and complete an impressive double for Team UAE.   And for the second time today Team Qatar’s Khalid Al Shamlan ha more >>
F1H2O Nations Cup Singapore official qualifying results
F1H2O SINGAPORE GP  MARINA BAY Qualifying 20111.    6   UAE / Ahmed Al Hameli – 35.33s2.    4   Qatar / Khalid Al Shamlan – 36.20s3.    5&nbs more >>
Team Uae On Pole Position For First F1h2o Nations Cup Grand Prix in Singapore!
  Team UAE’s Ahmed Al Hameli will line up in pole position for tomorrow’s F1H2O Nations Cup Singapore Grand Prix after posting the fastest time in this morning’s official qualifying session.After struggling in practice yes more >>
Team South Africa Set The Pace In Practice in Singapore
  South Africa and Qatar were the pace setters when teams took to the waters of Marina Bay for the first practice session of the inaugural F1H2O Nations Cup in Singapore. A closely contested session saw 14 of the 20 boats post more >>
Shaun Torrente Joins Qatar Team For Emirates Events!
Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Shaun Torrente of Miami, Florida returns to the UIM F1H2O World Championship series at the 20th Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on the eighth and ninth of December along the Corniche which expects tens of thousands of fans to take in the two day festival of speed on water more >>
Portugal's Benavente Ready for His 100th F1 Race!
In just over one weeks time Portugal's favorite son Duarte Benavente will do something only a handful of drivers on the UIM F1 H2O World Championship tour have ever done, start his 100th career Grand Prix.   To build the drama to an even higher level is more >>
Price Leads Cinderella 1-2 Qatar Team Finish in Doha!
   Qatar Team drivers Jay Price and Alex Carella couldn't have dreamed up a better conclusion as the American driver hounded defending World Champion Sami Selio of Finland for 29 of the 35 laps and slid past him with less than six laps to go, to capture his second straight win more >>
H2O Racing appoints Technical Director
Nicolò Di San Germano has announced the appointment of Gianfranco Venturelli as technical director of H2O Racing.The position will see Venturelli undertake a broad range of responsibilities across all World Championship disciplines under the H2O Racing umbrella: F1H2O, F1 Nations Cup, Aquabike and Class 1. "It is essential that we have more >>
Video F1 H2o Season preview and press conference video
Video F1 H2o  Season preview Find here more informationalso great press conference VIDEO HERE more >>
F1H2O calendars 2011
  UIM F1H2O POWERBOAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP4/5 March - Doha, Qatar21/22 May - Portimao, Portugal2/3 July - St Petersburg, Russia16/17 July - Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan30/ more >>
H2o RACING to stage 28 World Championship events in 2011
2011 is set to be a groundbreaking year for powerboat promoter Nicolò di San Germano in collaboration with the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).San Germano, whose UAE company h2o Racing with headquarters in Abu more >>
Ahmad Al Hameli wins Sharjah GP while Sami Selio takes the 2010 World Championship
The Grand Prix of Sharjah was won by Ahmad Al Hameli after 35 laps leading from start to finish ahead of Sami Selio (Team Mad Croc) and team mate and pole man, rookie Alex Carella who finished third.  The race was very exciting from start to finish a more >>
Nissan V6 modern four-stroke engine technology could revolutionise Formula one Powerboat
At a press conference staged at the Cornish Al Buheira hotel, Nicolo di San Germano, promoter of the UIM World F1 Series together with John Caudwell and Mike Beachy Head of South African-based Caudwell Marine™ High Performance unveiled a unique new engine/drive package that could revolutionize Formula One Powerboat. more >>
UIM F1 H2O : Mad Croc goes 1-2 in Qualifying, Price 3rd in Abu Dhabi
AL HAMELI WINS POLE POSITION CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A FOURTH PLACE POSITION!When they needed it most Sami Selio and his teammate Alex Carella set the first and second quickest time in Q3 qualifying in their Mad Croc sponsored boats and will start one-two for tomorrow's 19th Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, the Seventh Round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship on the 2.6 k more >>


STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright