H2O Racing
Union Internationale Motonautique


November 19, 2012

ABU DHABI - Monday, November 19, 2012 - The long awaited and anxiously anticipated newest Grand Prix boat on the UIM F1 H2O World Championship tour is being flown from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE in time for the 21st Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi set for the 29th and 30th of November.

The second generation of the Caudwell Racing race craft is expected to be not only lighter but also a lot quicker as Team Manager Kevin Delaney and the Caudwell Marine crew sets their sights on earning it's first ever world championship points on the new race course along the corniche waterfront in spectacular Abu Dhabi.

"We have dedicated ourselves to unveil a boat that not only fits the part but truly performs as a true F1 boat and I truly believe this new third generation design does just that," said Kevin.

"Our team reached a milestone in China when it became the first ever four-stroke engine to go the full distance and complete a Grand Prix in the four decade history of the UIM F1 H2O series.

Our talented duo of drivers drivers Ivan Brigada and Brett Stuart finished 11th and 12th just missing out on the points table. This time around with this new boat, we feel we have a real shot to set a new standard for this engine technology along with this new boat. We think we can now get our drivers to become competitive for solid results before the finish of the 2012 campaign in Sharjah on the seventh of December."

The final two rounds in the championship in the United Arab Emirates are always something special. Once again this season a full field of drivers with a mixture of new and returning pilots will make for a big final season spectacular performance leading to the closing awards ceremony on the night of the seventh in spectacular city of Sharjah just outside of Dubai.  

Italian defending World Champion Alex Carella of the Qatar Team leads the drivers table with 59 points, nine ahead of the unfortunate Ahmed Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi whose illness will keep him out of the final two rounds while sitting second with 50 points.

Philippe Chiappe of the CTIC China Team is third with 48 points. The Frenchman knows he has to win for a real possibility at the title.

Double World Champion, Sami Selio of Finland and the Mad Croc Team still has a shot with 41 points with 40 total points still up for grabs before the final checked flag falls in Sharjah. 

As the Caudwell Marine racing organization heads north enjoying their spring season, Chief Executive Officer Mike Beachy Head will personally be on hand to watch his newest creation be placed in the water with hopes of making their revolutionary concept of engine design combined with the new boat a wave of the future for the most competitive racing circuit on the planet the UIM F1 H2O World Championship for powerboat racing.

The 21st edition of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi can be followed live both for qualifying on the 29th of November  and the Grand Prix race on the 30th by going to the tours official website joining the World Television feed at www.f1h2o.com.

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