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Norway plans a Finnish Invasion?

F2 Team Association / Chris Davies It was something that their Viking ancestors never considered. A small army of Norwegian racers are making their way to the spa resort of Peuruka in central Finland to see if they can plunder the trophy cabinet at the opening round the 2016 UIM F2 World Championship. For some of them including the likes of Mette Brandt Bjerknaes and Tobias Munthe-Kaas it will be their chance to début brand new raceboats. Bjerknaes commented, We have just finished my second test weekend with the new Moore hull. There were some issues with the power steering but hopefully the problem is now solved. Whilst working alongside the 2015 F2 World Champion, Pierre Lundin, she has gained an incredible amount of race craft during those test sessions. We have practised a lot together in Sweden, in race…

Victory Team make it 3 in row at XCAT Lugano GP

A Fantastic win for the ARIF AL ZAFFAIN and NADIR BIN HENDI of the Victory Team after a clear start and maintaining the lead throughout the race reach speeds of up to 160 Kmh making it 3 Wins in a row. The first and only penalty of the race was given to boat number 22 CARPISA YAMAMAY for destroying a Buoy on one of the turns on the circuit. After the teams completion of 2 long laps saw the positions stabilize with Victory Team in 1st place, Abu Dhabi Team in 2nd and Gold Coats Australia in 3rd. Around Lap 11 we saw boat number 6 pull out with possible mechanical issues. After Victory Team and Abu Dhabi Team completed their final long lap, Gold Coast Australia came out of nowhere to pass RASHED SUHAIL AL TAYER and FALEH KHALFAN…

Team Abu Dhabi Al-tayer And Al-mansoori Shadow Victory Team’s Al-zafeen And Bin Hendi To Finish Third In Lugano Grand Prix

The Team Abu Dhabi 5 crew of Rashed Al-Tayer and Faleh Al-Mansoori shadowed the Victory Team crew of Arif Saif Al-Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi from the opening lap to finish third overall after a pulsating Lugano Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. The runaway UIM XCAT World Series leaders snatched the lead when the pole-sitting Gold Coast Australia crew of Tom-Barry Cotter and Ross Willaton made a poor start and Al-Zafeen and Bin Hendi stole a march on their rivals to hit the front. Their Team Abu Dhabi rivals delivered a professional performance without taking undue risks to collect valuable championship points for third place after being passed on the penultimate lap by a flying Gold Coast Australia, who had dropped as low as seventh earlier in the race. Al-Zafeen and Bin Hendi extended their series lead with a third…

Welsh Wizzards do it again on the Mersey

The Welsh pairing of Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink – Ahmad Tea completed a ‘clean sweep’ of Enduro wins at Liverpool this weekend. Winning both races today in Round 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship, and with a pair of wins in the bin from yesterday, Davies and Phillips have given their title challenge a huge boost. Microlink – Ahmad Tea Team Manager, Martin Tummuscheit told me, We are very pleased that our hard work is paying off. We are doing all of the engineering ‘in house’ as well as developing our own props. Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome in Seavacation had another good day, two second places just reward for their form in the Enduro racing. James Tapp and Mark Blackman took the final podium spot driving Ragworm. Photos: Brian Lunt

ThunderCat Enduro racing on the Mersey

With two Enduro races on the River Mersey counting for Round 5 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship today, Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink – Ahmad Tea positively dominated. Overtaking early leaders Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome in Seavacation the Welsh duo claimed their second ever ThunderCat Racing Enduro win and then added to that tally with a convincing Race 2 victory. Seavacation are hitting top form, Jerome re-joined the team last month after a year out through a nasty injury, his come back is certainly proving successful. Mathews told me after, We didn’t have the speed on Microlink – Ahmad Tea today, particularly when the river chopped up. Having said that, we are thrilled with second. World Champion James Tapp made another ‘guest appearance’ this season, today with the Ragworm team. Showing his usual flair and determination, he steered co-driver Mark Blackman to third overall…

Third-placed Team Abu Dhabi ‘s Al-tayer And Al-mansoori Perfectly Placed To Challenge For Lugano Grand Prix Honours

Switzerland’s Lake Lugano played host to its first ever pole position qualifying for a UIM XCAT World Series event on Saturday afternoon. The Team Abu Dhabi 5 crew of Rashed Al-Tayer and Faleh Al-Mansoori qualified for Sunday’s race in third position, with pole honours going to the Gold Coast Australia crew of Tom-Barry Cotter and Ross Willaton. The series-leading Victory Team crew of Arif Saif Al-Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi qualified in fourth and Lady Spain’s Jay Price and Joakhim Kumlin finished a fine second. After a pair of back-to-back races in the United Arab Emirates in the spring, the calmer waters of Lake Lugano were a welcome change for the impressive field of 14 boats that lined up for pole qualifying and the Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Runs later in the afternoon. Team Abu Dhabi runs out of…

Gold Coast take Lugano XCAT EMAAR Pole

The Top Boats were looking to capitalize on their times achieved in the Official Practice Run yesterday. After yesterday’s fastest lap at the Practice Run, Victory Team’s Nadir Bin Hendi said that he was very happy with yesterday’s performance, The boat ran as expected, conditions were fantastic, it was a great run on a challenging new course. It was a close ending to the to the EMAAR Pole Position run which gave us a great battle between Gold Coast Australia and Lady Spain for 1st and 2nd Place and Abu Dhabi Team coming 3rd with Victory Team coming in at 4th place. Official Times and Speeds below: 1st Gold Coast Australia – 02.26.723 2nd Lady Spain – 02.26.987 3rd Abu Dhabi Team – 02.27.827 4th Victory Team – 02.29.686 The Dubai Duty Free Speed Cat Run is to follow this…

Olderin and Coleman team-up in US P1 Superstock.

Veronica Olderin and Daisy Coleman have teamed up this weekend to compete in US P1 Superstock. BoaterChicks.com run by Allison and Keith Barco put the lady racers together to enable them to compete in the US P1 SuperStock race in Jacksonville, Florida this weekend. Olderin from Sweden, is the current UIM 3B World Champion after steering her Twister Cat to success in Oskarshamn last year. Coleman, from Saundersfoot in Wales first raced in the Cowes Poole Cowes race in 2012 and was runner up in last year’s UK P1 Superstock Championship. The combination of Veronica and Daisy will certainly be something to watch and should be favourites for a place on the podium under the Floridian sun this weekend.

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