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Portimão power boats

Team Abu Dhabi was the big winner of the season-opening UIP F1 Powerboat Portuguese GP in Portimão last weekend.

Boasting two maximum point races on successive days for the first time, the Arade River mouth Algarve circuit turned into a happy hunting ground for team mates Ahmad Al Hameli and Thani Al Qamzi who secured maximum points for the Middle East outfit in front of thousands of spectators lining the harbour front. The only Portuguese pilot, Duarte Benavente, recovered from a mechanical problem on Saturday to claim third place for his F1 Atlantic Team on Sunday.