Team Abu Dhabi plan big title drive as XCAT season reaches climax in Dubai
Dubai – Torrente states emphasis gets on aiding colleagues take the battle to Dubai Authorities
The fight for the 2021 UIM XCAT Globe Champion goes to a grand ending in this weekend break’s Dubai Grand Prix, with Group Abu Dhabi placing their complete weight behind a significant title press by Rashed Al Tayer and also Majed Al Mansoori.
The Emirati set in Abu Dhabi 5 route champion leaders Arif Al Zaffain and also Low Point Container Hendi in Dubai Authorities by 13 factors in advance of the back-to-back Grand Prix races on Friday and also Saturday which will certainly determine this year’s reduced XCAT collection.
While the chances are piled in favour of Dubai Authorities following their total triumph in last weekend break’s Fujairah Grand Prix, Group Abu Dhabi are functioning night and day to offer Al Tayer and also Al Mansoori a benefit in tomorrow’s (Thursday) important lead face-off.
With their very own title wishes interfered with by an initial race engine failing in Fujairah, 2018 champs Shaun Torrente and also Faleh Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 4 likewise desire a large surface to contribute to their fightback race triumph last Thursday.
” From our viewpoint, we simply require to head out to win races,” stated Torrente. “As for Abu Dhabi 5 are worried, they have actually corresponded and also running well, and also they’re within striking range of the lead.
” We have actually been striving on their watercraft to attempt to boost it. Our single emphasis has actually been to place them in a placement to obtain race victories, and also take the battle to Dubai authorities.”
Included Torrente: “I took pride in the means we resisted in Fujairah to win race 2. In the 3rd race, I simply really did not obtain the begin right, so currently we have actually obtained an uphill struggle.”
The very first target in Dubai for Abu Dhabi 4 is to shut the void on third-placed Tomaso Polli and also Matteo Nicolini in 6 (MC), and also really hope that their team-mates can do the exact same to stack the stress on Dubai Authorities.
That might establish the phase for a remarkable last race of the period on Saturday, with all 3 champion platform placements hanging in the equilibrium.
Arranged by Dubai International Marine Club, the Dubai Grand Prix happens at Sundown Coastline. The XCATS activity starts with complimentary method at 1pm today (Wednesday), with a main practice beginning at 10.30 the complying with early morning.
The tussle for lead obtains under means at 12.00 on Thursday complied with by the Rate Feline Run for the Dubai Prize at 3pm. Both Grand Prix races on Friday and also Saturday have 3pm begins.
UIM XCAT Globe Champion standings:
1. Dubai Authorities (UAE) Arif Al Zaffain/Nadir Container Hendi 91pts
2. Abu Dhabi 5 (UAE) Rashed Al Tayer/Majed Al Mansoori 78pts
3. 6 (MC) Tomaso Polli/Matteo Nicolini 74pts
4. Abu Dhabi 4 (UAE) Shaun Torrente/Faleh Al Mansoori 57pts
5. Triumph Group (UAE) Erik Stark/Mohamed Alyammahi 52pts
6. New Celebrity (RU) Mikhail Kitashev/Dmitry Vandyshev 48pts
7. 222 Offshore (IT/AU) Giovanni Carpitella/Darren Nicholson 47pts
8. Pasta Amato (IT) Alfredo Amato/Saul Bubacco 29pts
9. HPI Competing Group (IT) Rosario Schiano Di Cola/G. S. Di Soda Pop 23pts
10. Foresti E Suardi (IT) Roberto Lo Piano/Giampaolo Montavoci 22pts