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Team Abu Dhabi to defend Class S2 Rouen title with two boat team

Team Abu Dhabi returns to northern France this weekend to take part in the 54th edition of the world renowned 24 Hours of Rouen endurance race on the River Seine. The team running out of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) achieved a memorable Class S2 victory last year, courtesy of Thani Al-Qemzi, Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate, in Team Abu Dhabi 35. The ADIMSC is determined to repeat a success that saw them run for 792 laps on the 3.8km course to beat Navikart Racing by an impressive 37 laps. Rashed Al-Tayer replaces Abbate in Team Abu Dhabi 35 on this occasion. Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashed Al-Qemzi, Alberto Comparato and Rashed Al-Tayer were not so fortunate last year in Team Abu Dhabi 36 . They were running as high as sixth before Comparato crashed and the…

UIM Necko Endurance Race – Poland – Team Abu Dhabi 36 take the win

Team Abu Dhabi’s Emirati quartet of Rashid Al-Tayer, Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashid Al-Qamzi and Faleh Al-Mansoori stunned their more experienced rivals to claim a memorable win in the first of two World Endurance Championship races on Augustów’s Necko Lake in northern Poland at the weekend. Thani Al-Qamzi, double UIM F1 H2O world champion Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Italian Tullio Abbate led the opening race before dropping back to fifth place in Team Abu Dhabi 35 after engine issues cost them valuable laps. The two boats then took part in a second endurance race on Sunday afternoon and Team Abu Dhabi 36 held fourth after three hours, with Team Abu Dhabi 35 down in fifth position. New Star 20 held the lead from Navicart Racing heading into the closing stages. Winning the first of the races was a great start to…

Team Abu Dhabi set to tackle two six-hour UIM World Endurance races with two boat line-up in Poland

Team Abu Dhabi continues its exciting summer of competing in European power boating events by entering two boats in the renowned Double 6 Hours of Augustów – the Necko Endurance race – in northern Poland this weekend (July 9-10). The race is organised by the Augustowski Klub Sportowy Sparta and has run since 2005. It takes place on the stunning Necko Lake and is a round of the World Endurance Championship running under the auspices of the UIM. There will be two six-hour races in the time schedule for three boat classes – S1, S2 and S3. Team Abu Dhabi has entered boats 35 and 36 in the S2 class with similar driver line-ups to the ones used at the 24 Hours of Rouen in France. Double UIM F1 H2O world champion Alex Carella, teams up with the Emirati duo…

Team Abu Dhabi #35 seals Rouen 24 Class S2 win

Thani Al-Qamzi, Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate shadow CTIC China Team to finish Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashid Al-Qamzi, Alberto Comparato and Rashid Al-Tayer retire Team Abu Dhabi 36 The Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) enjoyed a superb weekend of endurance racing on their debut at the punishing 24 Hours of Rouen in northern France. The team entered two DAC boats in the world famous race and the Team Abu Dhabi 35 quartet of Alex Carella, Thani Al-Qamzi, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate finished first in the S2 class and third overall in their DAC after completing 792 laps of the 3.8km course on the River Seine. “This was an amazing experience for me and the entire team,” said Thani Al-Qamzi. “It’s hard to put into words the experience of running at speeds for very long periods where…

4th consecutive Rouen 24 hour victory for Chiappe

Current UIM F1h2o World Champion Philippe Chiappe added a 4th consecutive 24 heures motonautiques de Rouen win to his burgeoning trophy cabinet today. Sharing driving duties with Nelson Morin and Peter Morin, the FI China CTIC Team finished the famous endurance race 41 laps ahead of their nearest rivals, Team Cegelec SDEM ITM. Team Abu Dhabi #35 made an impressive debut in France, they finished third overall and first in class (S2). Event ‘regulars’ Navikart #32 and New Star #20 joined the UAE team on the S2 podium. Arion Racing #41 led their class, S3 for an incredible 23 hours. They were followed home by Team Buddy Drivers and Team Touax Heritage. Photography kindly supplied by Peter ‘Pepe’ Moorkens and Luc Vermeiren Powerboatracing.be @powerboatracing

Team Abu Dhabi enter 24 heures motonautiques de Rouen

Thani Al-Qamzi, Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate to crew Team Abu Dhabi 35 Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashid Al-Qamzi, Alberto Comparato and Rashid Al-Tayer line up in second 36 boat In an exciting break from taking part in the UIM XCAT World Series and the UIM F1 H2O World Championship, Team Abu Dhabi is currently in northern France preparing for this weekend’s 53rd edition of the world famous 24 Hours of Rouen, the marine version of motor sport’s legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team from the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) has entered two DAC boats in the race for the very first time and four drivers will take turns to crew each of the race hulls during 24 gruelling hours of competition on the demanding Rouen course on France’s famous River Seine. On an entry…

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