8th February, 2020: Kuwait’s Mohammed Bou Rabei powered his way to a Runabout GP1 victory in heat two of the UAE International Aquabikes Championship as Emirati Ahmed Al Hammadi secured a double title success.
With 82 riders competing in front of almost 3,000 spectators on the shore of Al-Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi at the weekend, Bou Rabei won the professional category, one of 11 classes overall, ahead of Mohammed Al-Baz and Youssef Al-Abd Al-Razzaq.
Al Hammadi secured the Sky Junior GP3.3 title from Saeed Al Awadi and Suhail Al Hammadi, and followed up with victory in the Runabout GP4 class ahead of Kuwaiti Ahmed Al Khudhari and Saud Youssef.
Staged by Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC), the event saw Frenchman Raphael Morin take the honours in Runabout GP2, beating Stefan Duliac into second place, with Salman Al-Awadhi third.
Amer Hawair, the 2019 UAE Jet Ski Marathon champion, raced to victory in Runabout GP3 from Khalifa Al-Mazrouqi and Salem Al-Yafei.
The event reached its climax with Muhammad Ali Al Hamli turning on a sparkling display to win the freestyle title from fellow Emirati Abdul Jalil Al Awadi and Moroccan Yassin Fadli.