Team Abu Dhabi driver maintains 100% qualifying record as he looks to clinch F2 world title

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi will start from pole position in the Grand Prix of Portugal tomorrow as he bids to secure the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship title.

The Emirati driver maintained his 100% record in qualifying this season, winning the shoot out on the Albufeira da Pala reservoir in Ribadouro with a fastest lap of 45.44 to edge out Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas on 45.53.

Al Qemzi will now look to complete a hat-trick of race victories tomorrow, although he may not even need a podium finish to clinch his second F2 world title in three years.

He carries a 30-point championship lead from Dutchman Ferdinand Zandbergen into the Grand Prix of Portugal getting under way at at 3.45pm local time and is full of confidence, with the final round to follow on home waters in Abu Dhabi on December 5-7.

Grand Prix of Portugal Qualifying positions

  1. Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) 45.44
  2. Tobias Munthe-Kaas (NOR) 45.53
  3. Daniel Segenmark (SWE) 45.78
  4. Stefan Hagin (GER) 46.19
  5. Edgaras Riabko (LIT) 46.56
  6. Ferdinand Zandbergen (NED) 47.25
  7. Owen Jelf (GB) 46.75
  8. Duarte Benavente (POR) 46.85

UIM F2 World Championship standings

  1. Rashed Al Qemzi (UAE) 55pts
  2. Ferdinand Zandbergen (NL) 25
  3. Duarte Benavente (POR) 23
  4. Ola Pettersson (SWE)22
  5. Stefan Hagin (GER) 20
  6. Daniel Segenmark (SWE)20
  7. Bimba Sjöholm (SWE) 12
  8. Tobias Munthe-Kaas (NOR)11
  9. Brent Dillard (USA) 9
  10. Owen Jelf (GB)9


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