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Torrente and Al Mansoori Make It A Double In Stresa

John Moore on 21st July 2019

Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori drove Team Abu Dhabi 4 to a second successive win in Stresa this weekend.

Torrente and Al Mansoori emerged from the first turn with a clear advantage, they then controlled the race from the front, although the runners up, Nadir Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zaffain were hot on their heels throughout, Al Zaffain the Dubai Police throttle man commented after:

We fixed 80 percent of our problems from yesterday, however, we were still down on power from our left motor.

But second here is good.

Celebrating at the finish with Al Mansoori and Team Abu Dhabi manager Talib Al-Sayed, Torrente said:

I feel awesome.

The whole team was superb.

Everybody did a wonderful job to prepare a perfect boat.

Faleh did a great job on the wheel and I just did my job.

We’ve had a perfect weekend, it was actually really comfortable.

We are so used to this race course now. We were really in control today and I was able to relax and stay focused.

The Blue Roo pairing of Pal Virik Nilsen and Jan Trygve Braaten took third place ahead of Rashed Al Tayer Majed Al Mansoori in Abu Dhabi 5 in fourth position.

Torrente and Al Mansoori now lead the 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship with 70 points, Bin Hendi and Al Zaffain are on 56, while Virik Nilsen and Trygve Braaten tie with Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton in third with 48 points.

The the next round is scheduled for China in September.

2019 UIM XCAT World Championship - Round 1 - Stresa, Italy - Race 2

#CountryBoat NameHulllDriverCo-Driver
UAETeam Abu DhabiVictoryShaun TorrenteFaleh Al Mansoori
3 UAEDubai PoliceVictoryArif Al Zaffain Nadir Bin Hendi00.11.76
8AUSThe Blue RooVictoryPål-Virik Nilsen Jan Trygve Braaten 00.25.25
AUSMaritimoMaritimoTom Barry-CotterRoss Willaton00.35.66
10 ITA / AUS222 Offshore VictoryGiovanni CarpitellaDarren Nicholson 1.011.3
5UAETeam Abu DhabiVictoryRashid Suhail Al Tayer Majed Saeed Al Mansoori00.32.69*
2 SWE Swecat RacingVictoryErik Stark Sebastian Groth1.034.71
46ESPConsulbrokersVictoryAndrea ComelloLuca Betti2.010.03
20 ITADe MitriVictoryRoberto Lo Piano Andrew Willaton2.022.55
9 RUSNew starVictoryMikhail KitashevDmitriy Vandyshev3.04.35
17 KUWKuwaitVictoryAbdullatif Al Omani Moustafa Al DashtiDNF
96ITAHPI Racing TeamDoug WrightRosario Schiano Di ColaGiuseppe Schiano Di ColaDNF
22ITAVidexVictoryAlfredo AmatoJoakim KumlinDNF

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