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Victory for Carella & Qatar team in Tartarstan

06-25-2012 08:52 BJT

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Powerboat racers are back in action at another unusual world locale. The second race of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship took the teams to the republic of Tartarstan in Russia. Italian Alex Carella held off points leader Ahmed Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi to win it.

The 27-year-old driver from Piacenza, Italy, took the lead on the second lap after polesitter and fellow Qatar Team driver Shaun Torrente suddenly slowed with engine problems.

Torrente, an American from Miami, pulled off the course, giving a boost to Carella’s hopes of a second straight victory on Nizny Kaban Lake. Ahmed Al Hameli made a challenge in the Team Abu Dhabi machine. He won the season opener at Doha in March.

But Carella kept his cool, and held off Al Hameli for the victory. Carella jumped from fifth to second in the standings. Al Hameli’s second place marks the seventh race that he’s finished in either first or second place on the podium.

Third place Philippe Chiappe of the CTIC China Team earned his second podium in a row in 2012 after finishing second at Doha.



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Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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