With great excitement and anticipation, XCAT heads back to the UAE. It’s race month, so come on out to be part of it in-person or catch the amazing action live on TV and live stream. The race is sure to be enjoyed by powerboat enthusiasts, as it is the biggest and most exciting water motorsport event of the year for powerboat racing. There is bound to be plenty of action with head-to-head battles.
The 2016 UIM XCAT World Powerboat Series heads back for the final two rounds of the 2016 season in Abu Dhabi (16-18 November) and Dubai (01-03 December) that marks the grand finale. That completes the seven rounds in the season.
What a fabulous year it has been, said HE Dr Saif Al Ketbi, President of the WPPA – organizer and promoter of the XCAT World Series. He is welcoming all XCAT fans to enjoy the racing at these venues.
Looking back, the XCAT organizers scheduled to visit two Asian venues this year, new additions to the Powerboating Series. Yet, that never happened. The South Korea Grand Prix 23 – 25 September (Round four) did not take place; the same was true for the race afterwards (Round five) that was to be held at another Asian GP (the location was never mentioned). No news was released by the WPAA regarding what went wrong and why the new host cities were unable to accommodate the XCAT races.
Looking ahead, the Victory Team (no longer the XDubai team) of Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi will be re-crowned as XCAT world champions at the end of the 2016 season like in 2015. Once again, the drivers and their powerboat proves to be the “Victory” boat (hence the boat name) in the XCAT (Extreme Catamaran) World Series.
Recap of the this season:
XCAT Powerboat Winners for (Round one) at the UAE city of Fujairah and Dubai (Round two) followed by Switzerland for (Round 3) in Lugano was won by…
Boat: Victory Team
Boat Number: 3
Drivers: Arif Al Zaffain, Nadir Bin Heindi
The Victory Team duo seems unbeatable. Nonetheless, Gold Coast Australia (Tom Barry-Cotter and Ross Willaton) as well the Swedish Swecat team of Mikael Bengtsson and Erik Stark and Dubai 33 (Salem Al Adidi and Eisa Al Ali) will all battling it out for the final podium spot in the Overall Championship series points, and are sure to provide much enjoyment for fans of the sport.
For more information on the XCAT World Series, visit the official website at http://xcatracing.com/. Be sure to also follow the action with DubaiBlog.