Today, the Dubai Grand Prix for speedboats "X Cat" kicks off the final round of the 2019 World Championship, organized by Dubai International Marine Sports Club, with the support and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the club, and continues until tomorrow.
The event, which is being held at Jumeirah Beach 3 in the new location behind the Sunset Mall, will witness the participation of 12 boats led by Emirates boats, the Dubai Police 3 leaders team led by world duo Aref Al Zafin and Nader bin Hindi, and the title holder Abu Dhabi 4 boat led by world duo Faleh Al Mansoori and Shawn Torrenti , The Abu Dhabi boat 5 was led by the Rashid Rashid Al Tayer and Majid Al Mansoori, and the 33 Victory boat led by the world duo Salem Al Adidi and Isa Al Ali.
Eight other boats are also participating in the race, including Maritimo 12 (Australia), Triple 10 (Italy-Australia), HPI 96 (Italy), New Star 9 (Russia), Terrible 17 (Kuwait), and De Mitri 20 (Italy). , FedEx 22 (Italy) and Console Brokers (Italy), while on this tour, the Australian 8 and the Sowikat 2 boats are absent from the event.
Today's boats are running in two-stage best-time qualifiers, starting at nine in the morning, where all teams are locked in open attempts that will last for 45 minutes, after which the five best boats are determined to achieve the numbers to go to the second crucial stage to determine the first-place winner in the main race that takes place in Three o'clock in the afternoon, and the participating boats are slated to cross 57.63 nautical miles in the total race distance, which includes the starting lap and 14 laps around the race course, in addition to two long turns.
1- Dubai Police 3 (143 points).
2- Maritimo 12 (137 points).
3- Abu Dhabi 4 (136 points).
4- Abu Dhabi 5 (113 points).
5- Triple Two 10 (71 points).
6- HPI 96 (64 points).
7- Z Blue Row 8 (48 points).
8- New Star 9 (47 points).
9 - Suikat 2 (44 points).
10- Terrible 17 (42 points).