Victory S-3 steal show in Qatar Cup

Victory S-3 steal show in Qatar Cup

Victory S-3’s Pilots Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi were the class of the SuperCat Lite field and reached the flag 9.4 seconds in front of Robert Nunziato and Dan Lawrence in The Hulk.



Victory S-3 crew along with other winners on the podium. — Supplied photo

Doha — Dubai’s Victory S-3, racing for Cancer and Outerlimits claimed victories in the SuperCar Lite, SuperCat and SuperVee categories in their second races at the inaugural UIM Qatar Cup in Doha Bay this weekend.

Victory S-3’s Pilots Arif Saif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi were the class of the SuperCat Lite field and reached the flag 9.4 seconds in front of Robert Nunziato and Dan Lawrence in The Hulk. Team Abu Dhabi’s Faleh Al Mansoori and Al Tayer were a further 40 seconds adrift and rounded off the podium places. Mohammed and Nasser Al Nasser finished fifth in Spirit of Qatar 94.

Al Zafeen and bin Hendi led from the start of the 12-lap SuperCat Lite race and had already edged into a four-second lead over The Hulk by the end of lap one. Both LA Marine and Smart Marine were sidelined, as The Hulk and Team Abu Dhabi gave chase over the subsequent laps.

By lap six, Victory’s advantage over Robert Nunziato and Dan Lawrence in The Hulk was a constant five seconds, with Team Abu Dhabi’s Al Mansoori and Al Tayer in third, Wicked Performance Marine in fourth and Peters & May heading Spirit of Qatar 94 in fifth. Al Zafeen and bin Hendi continued to apply the pressure at the head of the field, as the S-3 boat and The Hulk began to edge away from Team Abu Dhabi.

Seventeen world’s top teams took part along with 12 American and 5 International teams competing for the Qatar Cup at Doha Corniche.


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