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XCAT Xiamen Grand Prix officially cancelled

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Following on from the Powerboat Racing World article, ‘Is the 2018 XCAT season over?’ which was published yesterday, the XCAT Xiamen Grand Prix has now been officially cancelled.

Xiamen in China was due to stage 2 XCAT races next weekend that would have constituted rounds 9 and 10 of the 2018 World Championship, however the local promoter cancelled at the last minute.

The final XCAT date on the official UIM calendar is in Dubai over 29 November – 1 December, the official word from the XCAT organisers:

It remains as planned.

If the 2 race UAE event does go ahead, it will set-up the contest between Championship leaders, Team Abu Dhabi 4’s Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al-Mansoori battling it out against the local heroes, Nadir Bin Hendi and Arif Saif Al-Zafeen in Dubai Police.

An arresting prospect.

Photo: Marzia Benincasa

2018 UIM XCAT World Championship – positions after race 8

1. Team Abu Dhabi 4 213pts

2. Dubai Police 3 204pts

3. Team Abu Dhabi 5 184pts

4. Team Australia 8 162pts

5. 222 Offshore 10 159pts

6. HPI 96 97pts

7. Kuwait 17 93pts

8. New Star 9 91pts

9. Venus Bali/Viniexsport/Pastamato 46 81pts

10. Yacht Club Como 20 79pts

11. Videx/Ribot 22 65pts

12. Swecat Racing 2 46pts

13. Maritimo 12 0pts

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