Ahmad Al Fahim’s mistake in the second F4-s race this weekend in Portimao gifted Max Stilz victory.
The Victory Team driver was looking unbeatable until he turned his boat over just a few short laps before the chequered flag.
Germany’s Stilz didn’t look a ‘Gift Horse in the Mouth’ and sealed the win.
Vetaran racer, Pedro Fortuna, placed second, 5.86 seconds behind, while Mohammed Al Mehairbi gave the Abu Dhabi Team a third.
Race 2 - 2019 UIM F1H2o Grand Prix of Portugal
|Driver||#||Team||Hull / Engine|
|Max Stilz||46||Blaze Performance||Blaze / Mercury|
|Pedro Fortuna||41||Team Amaravati||Molgaard / Mercury||5.86|
|Mohammed Al Mehairbi||5||Team Abu Dhabi||Molgaard / Mercury||11.33|
|Alec Weckstrom||29||Sharjah Team||BaBa / Mercury||15.82|
|Bingchen Wu||88||CTIC F1 Shenzhen China||Molgaard / Mercury||18.37|
|Harvey Smith||9||F1 Atlantic Team||Moore / Mercury||36.71|
|Rashed Al Remeithi||6||Team Abu Dhabi||Molgaard / Mercury||L1|
|Julien Beaucourt||73||F1 Maverick Team||Moore / Mercury||L2|
|Ahmad Al Fahim||3||Victory Team||Molgaard / Mercury||DNF|
|Bianca Bastin||7||Team Emirates||Molgaard / Mercury||DNS|
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.