NC Al-Qemzi and Al-Remeithi to represent Team UAE in UIM Nations Cup in Qatar


Grand Prix of Qatar – March 9-11


Doha Bay to stage UIM Nations Cup racing on Tuesday and Wednesday
Teams from UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Russia, Germany and Italy set for showdown
Two crucial sprint races planned for Wednesday afternoon

DOHA (QATAR): Monday, March 9: Team UAE will join racers from Qatar, Belarus, Russia, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia at this week’s UIM Nations Cup World Series races in Doha Bay.

Practice was permitted on the Doha Bay course on Monday, but the meat of the action gets underway with match races on Tuesday and the all-important pair of sprint races will be staged on Wednesday afternoon.

The UIM Nations Cup World Series is organised by H2O Racing and is a fitting curtain raiser for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Qatar, round one of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship, which will take centre stage on Friday and Saturday.

Team Belarus pipped Team Italy by a single point to success in a weather-interrupted UIM Nations Cup in Qatar last March in the absence of Team UAE. Team Malaysia edged Team Qatar out of third place.

Rashid Al-Qemzi won both the sprint races at the UIM Nations Cup race meeting in Abu Dhabi two years ago and the Emirati will be hoping that he and Rashed Al-Remeithi can build upon that success and win this year’s trophy in Doha Bay when they represent Tem UAE. It will not be easy, with impressive UIM F-4S Trophy racer Mike Szymura lining up for Team Germany and the experienced local driver Khalid Abdullah Al-Kuwari joining Mohammed Al-Obaidly in Team Qatar.

Team Saudi Arabia also makes a welcome return to UIM Nations Cup action with Nasem Mohammed Al-Kedawi and Ahmed Saud Abdulaziz representing the Kingdom in Qatar.

“We have exciting plans at Team Abu Dhabi this season and it would be the perfect way to get our season of single-seater racing off to a winning start,” said Al-Qemzi. “The Nations Cup is a superb format and an excellent way to bring the countries together to race against each other in similar boats with similar power and performance.”

The UIM Nations Cup boats weigh around 455kg, use Dewald propellers and were designed and built through promoter H2O Racing. All the boats are powered by Mercury Optimax 200XS SST engines that develop around 220hp at 8,000rpm. This gives them a 0-100km/h time across the water of less than five seconds and a top speed of over 200 km/h.

Team UAE runs under the auspices of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC). Salem Al-Romaithi acts as the team head and works alongside new team manager and 10-time UIM F1 H20 World Champion Guido Cappellini.

The team runs under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, advisor to the Head of State and President of the board of directors of the ADIMSC. Etihad Airways is the official carrier for Team Abu Dhabi.

2015 UIM Nations Cup World Series – Grand Prix of Qatar entrants:
Team UAE Rashed Al-Qemzi
Team UAE Rashed Al-Remeithi
Team Belarus Dmitriy Malkin
Team Belarus Roman Vanyshev
Team Qatar Khalid Abdullah Al-Kuwari
Team Qatar Mohammed Al-Obaidly
Team Saudi Arabia Nasem Mohammed Al-Kedawi
Team Saudi Arabia Ahmed Saud Abdulaziz
Team Germany Mike Szymura
Team Germany Bernd Enzenhofer
Team Russia Andrey Panyushkin
Team Russia Konstantin Ustinov
Team Italy Domenico Leidi
Team Italy Roberto Lo Piano

2015 UIM Nations Cup World Series – Qatar timetable of events

Tuesday, March 10
09.00 – 09.30 UIM Nations Cup drivers’ briefing
10.00 – 11.00 UIM Nations Cup time trials
14.00 – 15.30 UIM Nations Cup Match race

Wednesday, March 11
09.00 – 09.30 UIM Nations Cup drivers’ briefing
10.00 – 11.00 UIM Nations Cup free practice
13-15 UIM Nations Cup parade lap
13.30 – 13.50 UIM Nations Cup 1st sprint race
15.30 – 15.50 UIM Nations Cup 2nd sprint race
16.00 Prize giving

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For further media information and information about Team Abu Dhabi:
Please contact: Khalid Al Saadi, Media Incharge, Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, P.O. Box 45656, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Mobile Telephone: + 971 50 768 6761, E-mail: media@adimsc.ae



Date issued: 09/03/2015

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