Friday morning’s F1H2o one-hour practice session marked the last opportunity to get the boat set-up perfect for the race.
Several drivers placed more importance on it than others and Marit Strømøy carded the fastest lap of 46.95sec after running 31 tours of the course.
Stark was second, but Rashed and Thani Al-Qemzi ran their DACs for 14 and six laps and were classified in third and eighth positions. Series leader Carella ran at a slow pace for six laps but took no risks on the course.
Sami Selio and Bartek Marszalek sat out the session, but Matthew Palfreyman ran for a short time to test out the Dragon before his GP race debut and suffered ongoing engine issues.
Grant Trask was towed off the course after stopping with technical issues and a spectacular spin and flip involving Shaun Torrente’s Victory DAC brought out a second yellow flag with 18 minutes of the session to run.
Erik Stark encountered electrical issues and was towed back to the pits.