Three weeks later, teammates Rashid Al Tayer and Faleh Al Mansouri made a bold attempt to deliver a second world title to ADIMSC, ultimately settling for second place overall on their first attempt at the UIM XCAT World Series as the championship concluded in Abu Dhabi.
Last year's Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi winner, Frenchman Philippe Chiappe, returns to ADIMSC within reach of the F1 world title, holding a 16-point advantage over the Victory Team's Shaun Torrente, with Kuwait's Yousuf Al Rubayan in third, a further three points behind.
Team Abu Dhabi runs under the auspices of the ADIMSC
and has the support of Etihad Airways as the team's official carrier for Class 1 and UIM F1 H20 racing.
We carried out a good test before the XCAT racing with Alex [Carella] and Thani [Al Qamzi] at different times at ADIMSC
and the plan was more testing in the build up to this race," said Team Abu Dhabi's racing manager and nine-time world champion Guido Cappellini.
Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, chairman of the board of directors of the ADIMSC
and advisor to His Highness the Head of State, to build harmony between the different institutions to support Abu Dhabi as a tourist destination and sporting capital of the region.
Team Abu Dhabi is supported by Etihad Airways as official carrier and sponsor, and runs under the patronage of Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President and chairman of the board of directors of ADIMSC
Relishing the prospect of a first Class 1 world crown for Team Abu Dhabi since they entered the series in 2010, Salem Al Rumaithi, Assistant Director General of ADIMSC
, said: "We have a superb opportunity this weekend, and we hope this will be a historic moment for the team, and for Abu Dhabi.
We have two boats out on the water, a strong line-up and have a superb opportunity to go for gold and the world title this season on home water in the capital," said Salem Al Rumaithi, assistant director general of the ADIMSC
Rashid Al Tayer and Faleh Al Mansouri will represent the team, which is based at the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC
) and is supported by Etihad Airways as official carrier and sponsor and runs under the patronage of Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, advisor to the Head of State and chairman of the board of directors of the ADIMSC
Attending the function were the ADIMSC
President and advisor to the UAE President, Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the DIMC President Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The event is being held under the patronage of Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President and Chairman of the ADIMSC
, and marks the sixth year that the ADIMSC
has hosted a Class One Grand Prix since joining the UIM calendar in 2009.
The fifth and sixth races of the 2014 UIM Class One World Power Boat Championship take place at the final round of the series at the ADIMSC
in Abu Dhabi on December 3-5.