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Tayer and Qemzi gear up for Portugal challenge
September 12, 2018
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Lisbon: Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Tayer and Rashed Al Qemzi will need to call upon all their resolve and determination if they are to leap back into contention for the UIM F2 World Championship at the penultimate round on the Douro River in Ribadouro, Portugal, from Sept.14-16.

Qemzi triumphed in the series last season at his first attempt but it has not been plain sailing for the Emirati duo racing out of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) so far this year.

Following Konstantin Ustinov’s post-race disqualification in Norway last month, Tayer was handed third position and that has moved the versatile all-rounder into equal fifth position in the points’ standings with Germany’s Stefan Hagin, but the duo trail series leader Alberto Comparato by 28 points with a maximum 40 still available to the winners of the races in Portugal and Sri Lanka at the end of November.

Qemzi crashed out of the Norwegian race after running well in qualifying and the defending champion currently languishes in eighth position in the championship with nine points. He needs to win both remaining races to stand a chance of regaining the title.

Series leader Comparato, on the other hand, has taken two wins so far this season in Lithuania and Norway and has a maximum 40 points - round two in Denmark was cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.

The Italian’s closest challenger is currently Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas on 22 points. Kaunas race runner-up Edgaras Riabko is third on 15 points and American Brent Dillard is fourth, two points ahead of Hagin and Tayer, after finishing sixth and fourth in the opening two races.

“We know it will not be easy to regain the points and challenge for the title now, but it is still possible and we will remain focused and determined to try and win the race in Portugal,” said Qemzi.

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