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Torrente and Al Qemzi confirmed to drive for Abu Dhabi in 2019

John Moore on 16th January 2019

2018 F1H2o World Champion Shaun Torrente and Thani Al Qemzi have today been confirmed as the 2 drivers that will spearhead Team Abu Dhabi’s 2019 F1H2o championship challenge.

The team who fielded 3 drivers in 2018 have only been allowed to run a 2 boat team this season and that means that 2018 Silver Medalist Erik Stark finds himself without a drive.

The team said in a statement this morning:

Guido Cappellini, everyone at ADIMSC and the whole team are very grateful to Erik Stark who last year demonstrated to be an amazing driver and always focused on his job.

Erik and his father showed unique qualities on their work during their time with the team.

Stark was in exactly the same position this time last year, only a last minute deal with the French Maverick Team enabled him to start the season.

After winning in London, Cappellini signed him up and he won a further 2 races for Team Abu Dhabi.

Torrente told me today:

I’m focused on retaining my World Championship title this season, the team will be working as hard as ever.

I know that Thani will battle with me every step of the way on the ‘Road to Sharjah’.

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