As always, Team Abu Dhabi is extremely well prepared and showed up in San Nazzaro, Italy for their European pre-season test sessions which will last for three days.
The racecourse for the F1H2O season opener in Macon, France has been laid out on the Po River and now Shaun Torrente has flown in from his home in Florida and Thani Al Qemzi his F1 team-mate has travelled with his fellow Emirati from Abu Dhabi.
It was not just the F1H2O guys that were here in Italy to test. UIM F2 World champion, Rashed Al Qemzi was joined by Mansoor Al Mansoori along with a pair of brand new UIM F2 DAC race boats.
When PRW asked Thani Al Qemzi about his ambitions for the coming season his answer was both quick and to the point.
To win the F1H2O Drivers and Team World Championship titles.
After his first time on the water, he spoke to us again.
As usual, the team has prepared an amazingly fast boat for me. First day of testing was incredibly good. We are satisfied.
Torrente told PRW
It’s always great to be back in the boat after a long break, that’s when you realise just how much you enjoy it. First day was good. We did what we came to do.