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Carella gets behind the wheel of an XCAT

Chris Davies on 23rd November 2016

There was an XCAT Racing practice session in Abu Dhabi today which also marked the first official XCAT appearance of triple UIM F1 H20 World Champion Alex Carella in Team Abu Dhabi 55.

Three XCATs, Raheeb 17’s Abdullatif Al-Omani (KWT)/Ahmed Al-Suwaidi (KWT) , Dubai 33’s Salem Al-Adidi and Eisa Al-Ali and Faleh Al-Mansoori and  Alex Carella in Team Abu Dhabi 5

The Italian was making his first appearance in an XCAT, although he had run five laps in testing earlier in the week with his team-mate.

Carella said;

It was great, the first time in the water with the XCAT.
We only had five laps together before today.
We found a good feeling together.
It is good for me for Formula One also, because I have to drive the boat really softly and this is like my style in F1H2o.
I think we are in a good place, but we will see tomorrow.

XCAT Practice times

1. Dubai 33 – Salem Al-Adidi (UAE)/Eisa Al-Ali (UAE) – 3min 03.205sec

2. Team Abu Dhabi 55 – Alex Carella (UAE)/Faleh Al-Mansoori (UAE) – 3min 06.895sec

3. Raheeb 17 – Abdullatif Al-Omani (KWT)/Ahmed Al-Suwaidi (KWT) – 3min 25.899sec

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