The Abu Dhabi team won the title of the Formula 2 World Championship for 2019, after the Abu Dhabi boat, led by Rashid Al Qamzi, won the title of the fourth round of the championship, which was held yesterday evening in the city of Ribadoro, Portugal, and Al Qamzi consolidated his lead in the overall standings with 75 points, to move away For the nearest rivals by a very large margin, the title of the tournament is decided before the end of the full round and in the pre-final station.
Al Qamzi won the championship for the second time in the history of the Abu Dhabi team, having won the title for the first time in the 2017 season, and the Abu Dhabi 35 boat started at the beginning of the race from first place, but because of an incident between the boats Stefan Hagen German and Sharjah boat led by Ferdinand Zinderbergen in the session First, the re-start took place, and in the replay the scene of two boats colliding together was repeated in the first Swedish boat tournament, Daniel Sejenmark and Johan Oosterberg, two of the biggest contenders for the Tour title.
After the second incident, Al Qamzi was re-started from the beginning and remains in the lead until the moment of flying the flag, and came second in the Portuguese tour of the Portuguese boat Duarte Benevetti, and third of the Swedish boat first Peterson.
The race witnessed dramatic events, especially the departure of Abu Dhabi 36 under the leadership of Rashid Al Tayer in the twenty-seventh session, after a light collision with the American boat Brent Dillard.
The result ended the world title in favor of Abu Dhabi team, after Al Qamzi reached the 75th point, while the second place in the overall ranking is the Portuguese Duarte with 38 points, which means that Al Qamzi has won the title before the end of the tournament in a full round, to celebrate the UAE team early victory In this season.
For his part, Salim Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Team's Mission, dedicated the achievement to the UAE leadership and people, and congratulated His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the President of the UAE, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors. Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. Al Rumaithi said that the achievement of the UAE champions is a continuation of the rain of the UAE sports achievement this summer for the team, recording the golden positions in all tournaments. For Formula 24 boats, the race was not easy, especially since we saw more than one replay, and also the high winds and the deadly heat of the sun at the beginning, but Qamzi was determined to resolve the title in this round, we are following a plan we set in advance and ensure that we register Excel in each post, and Al Rumaithi added that the support of the UAE's leadership in maritime sport has contributed to the team taking the podium in each competition and continues on the same path for more than 20 months now and non-stop.
Numbers of the race
■ 21 boats participated in the tour, the same number that participated in the race, where he managed to finish the race sessions only 12 boats.
■ 44 races is the number of race and competition sessions that lasted for 43 minutes in an atmosphere during which the temperature at the beginning of the race reached 27 degrees, and later dropped to 24 degrees.
■ 48.66 seconds is the best time to break the race track in one round, and managed to achieve this figure the UAE contestant Rashid Al Qamzi.
■ 75 points earned by Qamzi out of 80 points in the last four rounds to come close to achieving the full mark, where he scored first place in three rounds, and second place in one round.
■ Only 18 boats qualified for the final round of the tournament, which will be officially announced within days.
Rashed Al Qamzi: I dedicate the title to Sultan bin Khalifa
The UAE champion Rashid Al Qamzi presented the title and achievement to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club.He stressed that the support and follow-up of His Highness the permanent team is the incentive to reach the first titles and positions. Regarding the competition, Al-Qamzi said, “The race is difficult, especially since the red flag was raised initially because of the coup. The race was stopped twice. The first time I did not expect there to be a second run-off. The start is one of the toughest times of the race, which means that the motivation of the rider is at the top, and any error may contribute to keep him out of the competition, I had on the radio Nasser Al Dhaheri, who provided me with deep advice and guidance in starting with each replay, then managed to tighten my grip On the lead and stay with the second breakthrough in the foreground until Nha Of the race », he added:« faced strong competition from Portugal's Duarte and Lithuanian Adgrass, but did not give the field for any boat I reach, and I was determined to finish the competition in this round ».
Victory Team congratulates Sultan bin Khalifa and Abu Dhabi team on global achievement
The Board of Directors of the Victorian Tim Foundation congratulated His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, on the occasion of the completion of the champion Rashid Al Qamzi, commander of the Abu Dhabi 35 boat, and the announcement of his crowning of the world title. The Chairman of the Victorian Tim Foundation, Hariz Al Murr Mohammed Bin Huraiz, said that the victory of the contestant Rashed Al Qamzi confirms the high heel of the ambassadors of the sport of the UAE, and reflects the interest, support and follow-up of sport officials in our country, which greatly facilitated the task of the champions and led them to the podiums He congratulated the Abu Dhabi Speedboat family on the outstanding results, and wished the team more victories and excellence in the global arena. Victory 4 captain Ahmed Al Fahim, who is participating for the first time this year, managed to finish seventh in the overall standings, interrupting 43 tournaments in 44:10:04 minutes, putting his first four points in the overall standings. General Mansour Al Mansouri, the captain of the Victory 27, who is participating for the second year in a row in the world championship, finished 43 tournaments in a time of 44:07:29 minutes, putting the first two points in the tournament and in the history of his participation in the world championship.