Shaun Torrente lead Team Abu Dhabi to a win in the 24 Hours of Rouen which add to his 2018 F1H2O and XCAT Word Titles.
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The first session of the 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen took off this morning at 10.00. Team Abu Dhabi made a solid start as reigning F1H2O World Champion Shaun Torrente grabbed the lead with 72 laps completed in front of thousands of spectators lining the banks of the River Seine, Torrente had powered Team Abu Dhabi 35 into a lead of 1:07 over Team Nollet 2 spearheaded by Konstantin Ustinov.
Ben Jelf is preparing for his first 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen today and tomorrow he will experience night time racing for the first time.
2018 UIM F1H2o World Champion Shaun Torrente says Team Abu Dhabi know exactly what they must do to seal victory in the 24 Hours of Rouen endurance race tomorrow, and believes they can bring back another title to the UAE capital.
Team Abu Dhabi are primed for a major effort to secure a second victory in the prestigious 24 Hours of Rouen endurance race which gets under way on the River Seine in Northern France on Tuesday.
Ben Jelf will be the first British racer to compete in the 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen since his uncle Owen raced for Team Performance with Pablo Galiléa, Denis Jarnigon and Tullio Abbate.
Guido Cappellini, the Team Manager of Abu Dhabi announced in Monaco last month that 2018 F1H2o World Champion, Shaun Torrente would not be in his driver line-up for this year’s 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen.
Franque-Emmanuel Coupard, President of the Rouen Yacht Club and organiser of the 24 Heures Motonautiques de Rouen has been expressing his wishes to Tendance Ouest that next year's race should revert to its original uninterrupted 24 hour format.