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fter a season of near

dominance Team Abu Dhabi

look all set to close out the

coveted UIM F1H2O Drivers and Teams World Championships

– and securing one or both could well happen in round 6 at

their home Grand Prix on 6-8 December, the penultimate

round of the season.

For the 18th year in the championships’ 35-year history the

Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will host back-to back

Grand Prix weekends to close out the season; the double

header kicks off in Abu Dhabi which first hosted a round of

the championship in 1993 and has hosted 25 events, Sharjah

joining the calendar in 2000 and has held 18 Grand Prix and

since 2004 has been the season finale. Of the 32 countries

the championship has visited the UAE boasts staging the most

Grand Prix with 44, Dubai hosting its only round in 2016.

2018 has been an unprecedented season for Abu Dhabi and

its current driver line up which has won all five Grand Prix,

picking up 11 of the 15 available podium slots and locking out

the podium at successive Grand Prix in France and China – and

are locked in a three-way fight for the title. The only blemish to

its year coming in London when Shaun Torrente popped two

turn buoys and was disqualified and Thani Al Qemzi missed the

podium in fourth. And in India last time out an engine failure

for Al Qemzi and subsequent retirement was a stark reminder

that nothing is a given!