The 2019 UIM XCAT World Championship could well be decided in Shanghai, China this weekend when 12 teams will be competing in three races in as many days.
Shaun Torrente and Faleh Al Mansoori currently lead the championship after winning the two races held on Italy’s Lake Maggiore back in July.
The Team Abu Dhabi pairing have 70 points, with their nearest rivals, Nadir Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zaffain on 56.
With 105 points up for grabs over the weekend, reliability will be a key factor, with each race slated to be run over a distance of 57.32 NM.
Al Zaffain and Bin Hendi were the quickest in the second official practice today when their boat Dubai police topped the times with a 2.11.181 lap with an average speed of 138.173 kph.
2019 UIM XCAT World Championship - Shanghai Grand Prix
|2||SWE||Swecat Racing||Victory||Erik Stark||Sebastian Groth|
|3||UAE||Dubai Police||Victory||Arif Al Zaffain||Nadir Bin Hendi|
|4 ||UAE||Team Abu Dhabi||Victory||Shaun Torrente||Faleh Al Mansoori|
|5||UAE||Team Abu Dhabi||Victory||Rashid Suhail Al Tayer||Majed Saeed Al Mansoori|
|9||RUS||New star||Victory||Mikhail Kitashev||Dmitriy Vandyshev|
|10||ITA / AUS||222 Offshore||Victory||Giovanni Carpitella||Darren Nicholson|
|12 ||AUS||Maritimo||Maritimo||Tom Barry-Cotter||Ross Willaton|
|17||KUW||Kuwait||Victory||Abdullatif Al Omani||Moustafa Al Dashti|
|20||ITA||De Mitri||Victory||Roberto Lo Piano||Mario Di Cosmo|
|22||ITA||Videx||Victory||Alfredo Amato||saul Bubacco|
|46||ESP||Consulbrokers||Victory||Andrea Comello||Luca Betti|
|96||ITA||HPI Racing Team||Doug Wright||Rosario Schiano Di Cola||Giuseppe Schiano Di Cola|
Friday – November 1st
06:00-03:30 Pole Position
14:30 Race 1 Start
Saturday – November 2nd
02:00-03:00 Official Practice
06:00 Race 2 Start
Sunday – November 3rd
01:00-02:00 Official Practice
04:30 Race 3 Start
*All times GMT
*Add 1 hour for CET