Aquabike: Qatari squad off to Thailand for World Cup

 06 Dec 2017 - 11:02

Aquabike: Qatari squad off to Thailand for World Cup
Qatari aquabike riders Waleed Mahmoud Al Sharshani and Ali Mohammed Al Nuaimi pose for a photograph with team officials prior to their departure for Thailand at the Hamad International Airport yesterday.

The Peninsula

Eyeing a successful run at the upcoming Jet Ski Aquabike World Cup 2017, Qatari squad left for Thailand to take part in the event starting in Pattaya City from Friday.

Team Qatar - Tamim Al Majd – will be represented by Waleed Mahmoud Al Sharshani and Ali Mohammed Al Nuaimi in the event which will see riders from as many as 35 countries in action. The event will conclude on December 10.

Ahead of the departure, the team underwent a strenuous training camp at Al Wakra beach to prepare for the mega competition. The delegation is headed by the vice president of the Doha Club for Marine Sports, Salah Ibrahim Al Mannai.

Seasoned rider Al Sharshani, who will compete in the Pro Runabout Grand Prix will be Qatar’s main hope in the event.

It will be fourth appearance for Al Sharshani in the World Cup. He competes in the in the Pro Runabout Grand Prix and his best result so far was the top spot he earned in the US in January 2016 edition.

This year’s World Cup will be the fourth appearance for the Qatari rider, with a top spot in the US in January 2016 remains his best performance in the event. Al Nuaimi is a budding pilot and will take part in beginners category.

Al Sharshani recently in an interview with The Peninsula expressed satisfaction over his preparations.

“I am in good form and very much confident of achieving a good result in the upcoming challenge,” said the top Qatari rider.

“It’s a top class event and the competition will also be very tough but I am hopeful of good results. I have trained hard for this competition and have so far competed in five races this season.”