Final rounds of UIM classes will be held in the United Arab Emirates
Saturday, December 7, 2019 2:30 PM
The final rounds of the main UIM classes will be held in the United Arab Emirates these days with the 2019 UIM World Champions in UIM F1H2O, UIM F2, UIM XCAT and 4 categories of the UIM-ABP Aquabike discipline to be crowned between December 7th and 21st.
This weekend will see the last round of the UIM F2 World Championship held in Abu Dhabi where local driver Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) of Team Abu Dhabi is the clear favourite with an advantage of 27 points over Duarte Benavente (POR) in second place.
Speaking about the UIM Offshore XCAT World Championship (December 12-14) to be held in Dubai, the favourite Team is Dubai Police who currently hold first place in the championship, with the gap to second and third ranked Teams amounting to just seven and eight points respectively (pending the outcome of an Appeal procedure currently in progress).
This situation will ensure a very spectacular final phase of the UIM XCAT World Championship. From December 17-21, the final round of the UIM-ABP Aquabike World
Championship and the UIM F1H2O World Championship will be held in Sharjah.
In Aquabike, Andrzej Wisniewski (POL) is in prime position in Runabout GP1 but Yousef Al-Abdulrrazzaq (KUW) and Rashed Al Tayer (UAE) are just seven points adrift. In the two Ski division disciplines, Kevin Reiterer (AUT) and Emma-Nellie Ortendahl (SWE) have secured their world titles by creating a huge gap over the second position, while Rashid Al Mulla (UAE) is the favourite in the Freestyle disciplines with an 18-point gap over Roberto Mariani (ITA).
Elsewhere, Shaun Torrente (USA/UAE) leads the UIM F1H2O World Championship by just five points from Jonas Andersson (SWE), which guarantees a nail-biting finish to the championship series.