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Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mulla makes it ten wins in a row

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Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Mulla underlined his status as the world’s top freestyle aquabike rider with outright victory in the Grand Prix of Sharjah today.

The Emirati, who secured a second successive UIM-ABP Aquabike World Championship crown by winning the first two motos on Wednesday, completed a Sharjah hat-trick to extend his winning sequence to ten Grand Prix.

Team-mate Rashed Al Tayer was denied a podium finish to end the 2019 series when mechanical problems put him out of the final Runabout GP1 moto of the season.

The real drama followed when Denmark’s championship and race leader, Marcus Jorgensen, was agonizingly halted by engine failure on the last lap, allowing Jeremy Perez of France to take the moto victory and retain his world title.

Final freestyle world championship standings

1 RASHID AL MULLA UAE 225

2 ROBERTO MARIANI IT 192

3 SERGEY CHEMEZOV RU 171

4 JAROSLAV TIRNER CZ 166

5 PAULO NUNES PT 133

6 NIELS WILLEMS BE 71

7 ALEXANDER KURAMSHIN RU 63

8 VLADISLAV VOROBEV RU 51

9 YASSINE FADLI UAE 45

10 ALBERTO CAMERLENGO IT 29

Final Runabout GP1 world championship standings

1 JEREMY PEREZ FR 159

2 SAMUEL JOHANSSON SE 149

3 MARCUS JORGENSEN DK 140

4 ANDRZEJ WISNIEWSKI PL 122

5 JOHAN JOHANSSON SE 115

6 YOUSEF AL ABDULRAZZAQ KW 105

7 RASHED AL TAYER UAE 104

8 ANTON PANKRATOV EE 99

9 LINO ARAUJO PT 88

10 MATTIA FRACASSO IT 84

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Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis, is a former British print and BBC broadcast journalist with more than 40 years’ media and PR experience.

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