Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian Connection Boosts Al Qemzi's F2 Title Build

Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection boosts Al Qemzi's F2 title build

Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend

ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 19th Aug, 2019) Rashed Al Qemzi says Team Abu Dhabi’s Italian connection can help him extend his lead in the UIM F2 World Championship in Brindisi this weekend.

The 2017 F2 champion heads into the Grand Prix of Italy holding a 14-point advantage over his nearest rival, Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen, in the race for this year’s world title, and the Emirati driver is determined to widen the gap.

Al Qemzi and team-mate Rashed Al Tayer are spending the next two days testing on Lake Maggiore in San Nazzaro, Italy, under the guidance of Team Abu Dhabi manager, Guido Cappellini.

The Italian ten-times former F1H20 world champion wants to ensure both drivers and boats are in prime condition when they arrive in the Adriatic Sea port city of Brindisi for the third round of the championship.

"It’s a great opportunity to test and at the same time benefit from Guido’s huge experience," said Al Qemzi, who followed up his opening round victory in Lithuania with second place in the Grand Prix of Norway earlier this month.

"We should both be at our best at the weekend."

While Germany’s Stefan Hagin scored his maiden series victory in Norway, Al Qemzi underlined his intent to reclaim the F2 world crown with a mature performance after claiming his second successive pole position.

Al Tayer, meanwhile, returns to action in Italy in a positive mood after winning the traditional Speed Run in Tønsberg and initially being credited with a Grand Prix of Norway podium finish.

Later falling to fifth place after being penalised for a lane infringement at the start, the experienced Emirati says: "I know I should have been on the podium and that’s the least I’m aiming at for the rest of the season."

The Brindisi round is followed by the Grand Prix of Portugal in Ribadouro on 13th - 15th September, with the championship concluding in Abu Dhabi on 5th-7th December.

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