Powerboats: Team Abu Dhabi boosted by Rashed Al Qemzi promotion to fifth in Lithuania

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi has been promoted to a fifth-place finish in the Grand Prix of Lithuania following the overnight elimination of Giacomo Sacchi.

The Monaco driver lost third place when his boat failed a UIM technical inspection after Tuesday’s opening round of this year’s F2 world powerboat championship in Kupiskis.

Next up for Al Qemzi, the 2017 and 2019 F2 world champion, and teammate Mansoor Al Mansoori, is the second round in Portugal in September.

Mansoori lost his chance of a podium finish in Lithuania when his boat was rammed from behind by Sweden’s Daniel Segenmark after Al Qemzi suffered a similar fate in qualifying.

Standings

  • 1. Edgaras Riabko (LTU) 20ts
  • 2. Ferdinand Zandbergen (NED) 15pts
  • 3. Rupp Temper (AUT) 12pts
  • 4. Colin Jelf (GBR) 9pts
  • 5. Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) 7pts
  • 6. Tobias Munthe-Kaas (NOR) 5pts
  • 7. Mette Bjerknaes (GBR) 4pts
  • 8. Duarte Benavente (POR) 3pts
  • 9. Uvis Slakteris (LAT) 2 pts
  • 10. Lars Andresen (NOR) 1pt


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