Title favourites aim to reproduce form which gave them 24 Hours of Rouen victory
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 July, 2019: Shaun Torrente says patience will be a key factor as Team Abu Dhabi aim to secure the first of four world powerboat racing titles this season in Poland over the weekend.
The reigning F1 world champion along with Emiratis Rashed Al Qemzi and Rashed Al Tayer and Italian Tullio Abbate in Abu Dhabi 35 are firm favourites heading into the decisive round of the World Endurance Championships getting under way in Augustów tomorrow.
But before starting today’s official practice session on the Necko Lake, Torrente made it clear that the crew will need to reproduce the level of performance which gave them an emphatic win in the 24 Hours of Rouen in France two months ago.
With the first of two six-hour races to follow tomorrow, Torrente said: “The key is to be patient, and not push too hard, especially in the first race. Just as it was in Rouen, we can’t afford to do anything to damage the boat. We’re all excited about the weekend and the chance to clinch the world championship.
Also among the top contenders in Poland are the all-Emirati crew of Faleh Al Mansoori, Rashed Al Remeithi, Majed Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mehairbi who took Abu Dhabi 36 to third place in France.
While Torrente leads this season’s UIM F1H2O World Championship, Rashed Al Qemzi tops the current F2 standings. Meanwhile, next weekend in Stresa, Italy Torrente begins his defence of the UIM XCAT World Championship with Faleh Al Mansoori.
- Shaun Torrente wants Abu Dhabi 35 to reproduce their 24 Hours of Rouen form in Poland to secure the world endurance crown.
- The crew of Abu Dhabi 36 ready for battle in Poland - Faleh Al Mansoori, Rashed Al Remeithi, Majed Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mehairbi.