Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

The Uim-Abp Aquabike Grand Prix Of Qatar Gets Underway  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 08/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Qatar, being organised by the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), got underway on Doha Bay on Friday. The French trio of Cyrille Lemoine, Jeremy Poret and Jennifer Menard and Slovenian's Nac Florjancic won the first World Championship heats in the Runabout, Ski Division GP1, Ski Ladies GP1 and Freestyle categories at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Qatar.



Qatar's Sultan Al-Kuwari produced one of the performances of the day in the Freestyle category to beat two of the world's finest artists to snatch third position behind world champion Nac Florjancic and his brother Rok. Kuwait's defending world champion Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq started his first World Championship Runabout heat from pole position, but first heat honours went to Cyrille Lemoine, after the Kuwaiti was disqualified and Qatar's Mohammed Al-Haidus pushed Lemoine all the way to the chequered flag. It was a sensational performance by the Qatari in the 13-lap race and he finished just 3.16 seconds behind the multiple World Champion to claim 20 points



Italian Mattia Fracasso was third and the French duo of Teddy Pons and Jeremy Perez rounded off the top five. Qatar's Waleed Al-Sharshani finished sixth in the Runabout heat, Ahmad Al-Dawas was ninth and Hesham Bakhsh was classified in 16th overall for the host nation. Frenchman Francois Medori pulled out after three laps. Jeremy Poret headed American Chris MacClugage into action in the first of the Ski Division GP1 heats and Poret maintained his supremacy over the American in a thrilling nine-lap race



He reached the chequered flag 11.12 seconds in front of the Arizona rider to claim 25 points. Portugal's Tiago Sousa was third, Spaniard Nachete Armillas took fourth and Ludovic Caumont, running on a Qatar licence, was fifth of the 17 riders who took the start. French girl Jennifer Menard headed Estelle Poret and Marta Sorrentino into Ski Ladies GP1 action and she was never troubled. Menard completed seven laps of the Doha Bay course and finished heat one 1min 14sec in front of Sorrentino and a lap in front of Poret.



Nac and Rok Florjancic had been the class of the Freestyle field in the Pole Position session on Thursday and the Slovenian brothers didn't disappoint in the first of the heats either. Nac was again the class act with his varied display of spins, twists and turns and he cruised to the first heat win with a score of 97 points. Brother Rok was a distant second with 85.5 points and Qatar's Sultan Al-Kuwari produced a stunning performance to amass a score of 77.5 to take third from fellow QMSF entrant Bader Al-Abdullah.



Frenchman Romain Stampers and former world supremo Valerio Calderoni of Italy were down in fifth and sixth overall. Qatar's Fahad Al-Hameli and Abdullah Al-Langawi finished eighth and ninth. Qatar's Sultan Al-Kuwari had been the top local performer in the pole position and had qualified in sixth, heading six other Qatari entrants including Fahad Al-Hameli, Bader Al-Abdullah and Abdullah Al-Langawi.

 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 28 2015 - Saudi pounds Yemen rebel campsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen Friday in a second straight day of strikes as embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt for talks ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- QMMF's West, Simon start strong at homeThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QMMF Racing Team's Anthony West and Julian Simon made a good start to the 2015 Moto2 season at the Losail International Circuit here on Thursday night.Under floodlights of ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- Cudlin wins first raceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Britain's Alex Cudlin (centre) won the first Qatar SuperBike (QSBK) race at Losail International Circuit on Thursday night. German rider Nina Prinz (left) came second. ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- Marquez stays on top of time sheetsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda yesterday finished on top of the combined time sheets after a frantic end to Free Practice (FP) 3 with Britain's Cal ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Oil dives 4.7% on easing Yemen worriesThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Oil prices sank Friday, giving back some gains from a two-day surge, as traders kept an eye on the Saudi-led air assault against Shiite rebels in Yemen.US benchmark West ...

 Mar 28 2015 - UN orders Libya rights abuses investigationThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to send a mission to war-torn Libya to investigate a range of abuses by different sides and help bring perpetrators to justice.The ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Ex-president Saleh calls for Yemen ceasefireThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who is close to the country's Shiite Huthi rebels, called Friday for a ceasefire and the resumption of UN-brokered dialogue ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Saudi pounds Houthi campsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Saudi Arabia said yesterday the coalition forces it is leading will not at any cost allow weapons or other supplies to be made to Houthi militiamen in Yemen.The spokesman for ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Hamas denounces EU terror list decisionThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering ...

 Mar 28 2015 - Qatar- 28th Qafco Flower and Vegetable Show opensThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The 28th edition of the Qafco Flower and Vegetable Show has witnessed nearly 500 competitors and 5,000 exhibits at Al Banush Club in Mesaieed.This year, the event has been ...

more...


 






Google

Internatinal Property Show

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help