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Old 02-10-2007, 04:34 PM
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Results frm GCC Class III 6 ltr powerboat championship- Heat #3 in Dubai



1) Pro Marine 00:36:26.74 USA Gary Ballough / Paul Whittier32' Doug Wright

2) Damas 00:36:45.30

3) Kingfisher 00:37:06.33 UK (ex Mapei) 32' Doug Wright

4) Qatar 00:38:56.62

Race was postponed from yesterday to today due to rough weather. Today conditions were good with only swells to cope with.

Gary & Paul won, Al Marri (Victory team no 1 driver) in second, and Ian & Pete in the old Mapei just loosing out second place.

It would have been a DW 1 & 2 but Ian had slightly overpropped and lost time out of the turns to the Damas boat.
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Congrats.
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great job gary and Paul!
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Cool, congrats Gary and Paul!
Thanks for keeping us updated Ryan.

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Nice work GB ,Paul and Ian. Ryan if you can get the lap times and speeds please post.

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Good Job Gary And Paul Show Them What Were Made Of Keep Up The Good Work .thanks Ryan Will Be Out At Skater Will Try To Push Em But You Know How That Goes .
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Nice! Many Congrats.

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You have to have driving suits over there.......
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By A Correspondent

12 February 2007

DUBAI — Drivers from far as Italy, Bangladesh, Britain, US, Lebanon, Norway and Qatar joined local pilots for the 3rd heat of the GCC Class III Powerboat Championship for Class III (6-litre) boats in Dubai at the Dubai International Marine Club.

The race, which was earlier scheduled for Friday, was postponed due to unfavourable sea conditions.

At a meeting held with the drivers last morning, Saeed Hareb decided to postpone the race as it would not be viable for rescue.

Rescue and safety have become a priority ever since the tragic death of the Kuwaiti driver last weekend during the second heat organised by the ADIMSC.

The event, organised by Dubai International Marine Club, attracted 17 teams this heat and the race ended in a great finish with PRO Marine taking the first place at the podium followed by Damas and Kingfisher in tow respectively.

Paul Whittier and partner Gary Ballough put on an astonishing display of speed, control and performance by staying in the lead all through the 11 laps maintaining an average speed of 85.233 miles per hour to complete the 44.98 NM cigar shaped course in 36.26,74 minutes.

Rashid Al Marri and Salem Fadel Al Hamli in Damas did well to stay their course at a steady 84.512 miles per hour average and complete the course in 19 seconds behind PRO Marine thus landing them in second place at the podium.

Kingfisher duo, Ian Blacker and Pete Little, displayed amazing show fighting it to the bitter end to beat Damas but failed only to land themselves third at the podium with an average speed of 83.716 miles per hour thus completing the course in 37. 06,03 minutes.

Matteo Nicolini and Mohammed Al Nasser in Qatar 96 did not seem to have any good luck as they steadily rose from 5th place on the course to land themselves just one notch higher and stayed there to the end.

Dramatic changes on the course was visible in Servizi Fondiari who in the first lap were placed 9th and climbed the rung to finish at 5th place.

Christian Rivolta and long term partner Giovanni Carpitella in La Vida Loca II were terribly unfortunate as they were not able to complete more than one lap.

A visibly distraught Giovanni blamed his loss due to technical problems.

“Seventeen boats participated and it was an amazing start”, said Saeed Hareb, managing director and organiser of the races.

“The race was a very good one and I am happy that all the drivers put safety at the forefront.

"The sea conditions were good for the race so long as the drivers were alert. It was a tight race and skill and tactic was the order of the day.

"The 17 jets appeared like super sonic crafts on the water carefully negotiating every turn at the buoys only to steady the boat and glide on the water”, added Saeed Hareb.

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AWESOME!!!!! Congrats to Gary and Paul!!! VERY VERY COOL!!!
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