The final round of the 2019 UIM F2 Powerboat World Championship finally got under way today with the first ‘Free Practice’ session for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
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Following another faultless performance by Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi in Portugal back in September that secured the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship title all eyes will now be focused on those drivers gathered for the season ‘Grand Finale’ in Abu Dhabi with a realistic chance of a top three Championship finish.
Frode Sundsdal returns to action in this weekend’s Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi after breaking his neck earlier this season, and the Norwegian powerboat racing legend says it is no surprise that the UAE capital has produced another world champion.
The Grand Prix of Dhabi brings the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship to a conclusion next weekend at the start of an intriguing month for international powerboat racing which will see three world titles decided in the UAE.
Although next weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will go down in the history books as the first-time a round of the UIM F2 World Championship has taken place there, it certainly isn’t the first time several of those taking part have raced in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Rashed Al Tayer will be competing in the Thai Airways International Jet Ski World Cup in the Pro Runabout GP division over December 3-8.
The Abu Dhabi Team F2 driver badly damaged his DAC hull in the last race in Ribadouro and it was decided by team manager Guido Cappellini that Al Tayer could race in Pattaya City, Thailand.
Stefan Hagin will be racing in Abu Dhabi, the German who currently lies fifth in the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship made the surprise announcement today.
Hagin who won in Tonsberg back in August, will be driving the DAC that Alberto Comparato won the world championship with last year.
Fresh from winning the Norges Båtsportforbund 'Organiser of the year' award, Frode Sundsdal and the organising team of the Tønsberg Båtrace announced at the T11 Conference Center yesterday that ExxonMobil and Esso would be their title sponsor for the 2020 race.