ABU DHABI - Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - The double winning Team and Driver Championship organization Qatar Team has summoned "all hands on deck" as the multi-national group of highly skilled personnel have come from as far away as 11 times to prepare for their defense of the 2014 UIM F1 H2O World Championship as they test both boats on the edge of Doha Bay in Qatar this week.
The scheduled seven day long session has both drivers, three-time defending World Champion Alex Carella of Italy and runner-up in last seasons championship Shaun Torrente of the USA, testing and fine tuning both their new and current DAC hulls along with the latest engine management systems in that never ending search for speed on the water.
With the start of the opening round of the 2014 just seven weeks away on their home waters along the waterfront in downtown Doha on the 14th and 15th of March, they're keen to get things right for the curtain call on the new campaign.
The Qatar Team has not been resting upon it's third consecutive World Championship, as they started their preparation for the 2014 season back in mid-December just three days following their return from winning the title in Sharjah, UAE.
"We look at every year as a brand new challenge, with a clean slate, having to go out and once again prove to ourselves and everyone worldwide that we are the best in what we do," stated Brendan Power engine guru and Race Manager for the Qatar Team who is based in Florida.
"We have earned four world titles and have won 19 times in the last six seasons, but we don't rest on our lourals, we never give up the fight. We are constantly looking for new avenues to keep Alex and Shaun up front race after race. It's a matter of pride for everyone of our multi-national crew to bring the crown back to Doha and the club year after year."
The Qatar Team takes the best of both sides of the Atlantic to put together a winning combination. As a matter of fact, one time successful F2 racer Bill Rucker flies in from as far away as California, which is 11 time zones west, to add his expertise to the team. The Italian, American and native Qatari's seem to be a great mixture of personalities who work as one getting both Alex and Shaun the right ingredients they need to be successful.
At their home Grand Prix since it's beginning dating back to 2005, the Qatar Team has historically seen past World Champion Jay Price win twice in 2010 and again in 2011 while Shaun Torrente came home with his career victory last season in Doha Bay back in November.
On the technical side, whilst it is common use in the F1 H2O series for engineers to utilize engine dynamometers to test and development the out of their racing engines, Qatar Team and Power Performance Engineering are no exception and take it one step further by utilizing combustion analysis to measure the imbalance and power output of each cylinder of the engine.
This allows a clearer picture of the combustion process by measuring the pressure in the cylinder at .5 degree rotational increments up to 9500 rpm 120,000 hertz (120000 data samples per second). These preparations also complement the teams pre-season on water testing as they can simulate racing laps on their engine dynamometer.
With all that said, now it has to be once again proven on the water in race conditions.
Believe it, the Mad Croc Baba, CTIC China, Azerbaijan, F1 GC Atlantic, Singha, Caudwell, Nordica and Team Abu Dhabi organizations will be all pushing to knock the Qatar Team off the top of the mountain when the 2014 season kicks off at the 10th Grand Prix of Qatar on the 13th thru 15th of March along the lovely corniche in downtown Doha in Qatar.
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