Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 August, 2019: Team Abu Dhabi continued to set the pace in the Grand Prix of Norway today as Rashed Al Qemzi reproduced the form which has given him the lead in this year’s UIM F2 World Championship.
Al Qemzi, the 2017 F2 world champion and winner of this season’s opening round in Lithuania, set the fastest time in the Group A official practice session with a lap of 39.53 secs in front of thousands of spectators in Tønsberg.
It was a clear reminder of how Team Abu Dhabi have taken the initiative in this year’s championship following Rashed Al Tayer’s victory in last night’s Speed Run.
Al Tayer won the traditional opening event when he set the fastest time of 186 KPH, with Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko 1 KPH slower in second place and Norway’s Frode Sundsdal third quickest on 183 KPH.
The Emirati produced another strong performance in today’s Group B practice session with a lap of 39.09 to9 finish second behind Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas on 38.69.
Al Qemzi, aiming to recapture the UIM F2 World Championship crown which he won in 2017, was in a confident mood as he prepared for the three-stage evening qualifying session to follow to decide pole position for tomorrow afternoon’s Grand Prix of Norway.