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Victory Team Sets Sights on Maintaining Lead in Italy

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Victory Team Sets Sights on Maintaining Lead in Italy

June 11, 2024
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From Friday until Sunday, marine sports enthusiasts will witness the return of the F1H2O World Powerboat Championship in Olbia, Italy, which is hosting the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy, the third round of the 2024 Championship.

After the successful second round, Erik Stark of Victory 4 leads the overall standings with 55 points, followed by Rusty Wyatt of Sharjah 17 with 47 points and Jonas Andersson of Vietnam 1 in third place.

A delegation from the Dubai International Marine Club will head to Italy in the coming hours in preparation for the start of the Victory Team's mission in the third round. The delegation will be led by Mohammed Abdullah Hareb Al Falahi, Board Member and CEO at DIMC, accompanied by the administrative staff, including Ahmad Al Sumaiti, Director of the Victory Team Department, team supervisor, and our hero Ahmed Al Fahim, captain of Victory 3, along with members of the technical staff. The delegation in Olbia will be completed with the arrival of Swedish racer Erik Stark, captain of Victory 4.

Victory Team enters the upcoming competition with the aim of maintaining its lead and strengthening its position after the good results obtained in Indonesia and Vietnam, which enabled them to take the first position in the overall standings.

Ahmed Al Fahim is looking forward to an exciting third round with enthusiasm, following his successful completion of the second round race in Vietnam, where he earned his first two points of the season.

 

Challenges

Ahmad Al Sumaiti, Director of the Victory Team Department at the Dubai International Marine Club, said that the results achieved by the team in the first two rounds in Indonesia and Vietnam are motivating them to continue strongly towards the 2024 world title journey. He praised the great support from the club’s Board of Directors and the continuous encouragement from the technical and administrative staff.

He expressed great confidence in the abilities of their champions, Ahmed Al Fahim and Erik Stark, who is currently at the top of the overall standings, to move forward towards achieving their goals. He wished them safety and a successful race this weekend.

Al Sumaiti revealed that the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix is very different from the first and second rounds, which will challenge all the participants on a narrow track that reaches 1,500 meters in length and passes seven buoys (six orange and one yellow). However, he noted that Ahmed and Erik understand the track well, especially since they participated in the past world championship together in the same place and conditions.

 

Schedule

The third round of the F1H2O World Powerboat Championship begins this Friday with free practice sessions in the morning and afternoon, followed by the Qualification and Sprint Races on Saturday. The main race will be held on Sunday.