Lifted from Gulf News,
This really makes the UIM look Bad.......... So everybody had over powers motors.
Funny I would have thought that would have DQ'd all offenders who were over power ????? but if you all do it it's OK......
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Qatar 96 wins appeal, retains third placePublished: Tuesday, 28 March, 2006, 10:35 AM Doha Time
By N.D. Prashant
Qatar 96 will not be stripped of their third place in the 2005 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship. Qatar 96 won the appeal against the UIM decision, after the former was disqualified from the last two rounds of the Dubai Grand Prix held last year.
The outcome of the UIM Appeal Board’s decision reverses the action taken by Ali Bin Ghulaitha, Officer Of the Day (OOD) for rounds six and seven where he issued an amended set of results based on the results of a post championship dyno test on one of Qatar 96’s Mercury engines.
The result showed Qatar 96’s Mercury engines to be over the prescribed power limit. However, Victory 77 and Spirit of Norway escaped penalty despite they too crossing the prescribed limit of 850hp. As a result, Qatar 96 was pushed to fourth place and Spirit of Norway lost their top spot to Victory 77.
Qatar had warned UIM, the sport’s world governing body, not to host the first and second rounds of the UIM Class 1 2006 Championship which was supposed to be held from March 30 to April 1 and April 5 to 7, if justice was not given.
“You have an hour to register a protest after any round, then how was this protest raised two months after the event. Victory 77 and Spirit of Norway had also violated the limit and only we were penalised.
So UIM has to take a decision if they want us to host the forthcoming event,” was the announcement made by Qatar Marine Sports Federation President Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al-Thani during a press briefing after the news of his team’s disqualification, then.
Qatar 96’s protest was well supported by Spirit of Norway as they too having lost the championship went for an appeal in support of Qatar 96.
The hearing was held on March 24 and Sheikh Hassan and advocate Sami Abdullah Abu Shaikha represented Qatar 96. Spirit of Noway too, had their advocate and so was Victory who had earlier won the appeal.
“The appeal court accepted all arguments submitted by us and Norway thus declaring that the OOD had no basis to disqualify Qatar 96 and ordered that the result let out after the races in Dubai should stand,” revealed advocate Abu Shaikha while speaking to the Gulf Times.
With the disqualification of Qatar 96 overturned, their points reinstated, they move back to third overall in the 2005 championship standings. Victory 77 moves back to second with Spirit of Norway’s Bard Eker and Steve Curtis retaining the 2005 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Champions.
The delayed decision has forced UIM to reschedule the Qatar round towards the end of April.
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (2005): 1) Spirit of Norway - 105.5 pts
2) Victory 77 - 104 pts
3) Qatar 96 - 81.75 pts
4) Negotiator - 69.5 pts
5) Jotun - 45 pts
6) GFN Gibellato - 44 pts
7) Victory 7 - 35.75 pts
8) Qatar 95 - 34 pts
9) Ceramiche Flaminia - 21 pts
10) Maritimo - 17pts
11 Roscioli Hotels - 12 pts
RBTL All three of the top places were filled with boats using engines over the prescribed limit
Now ask a question
"Who is the controlling body" dont look like the UIM to Me