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Old 14-03-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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Class 1 fiasco ?

Seen this on the Class 1 site

UIM DECISION REVERSES 2005 CHAMPIONSHIP OUTCOME
Friday, 10 March: The UIM has circulated a set of amended results issued by Ali Bin Ghulaitha, Officer Of the Day (OOD) for rounds 6 and 7 the 2005 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship held in Dubai, following his disqualification of Qatar 96 from both races after receiving the results of a post championship dyno test, carried out on one of Qatar 96’s Mercury engines, which showed the engine to be over the stated power limit.

As they stand, the amended results reverse the outcome of the 2005 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship with the title being awarded to Victory 77, Spirit of Norway dropping to second, Negotiator moving up to third place and Qatar 96 down to fourth.

The amended results are open to appeal.


And this in the rules section

403.04 - TIME OF LODGING A PROTEST/ PROTEST
PERIOD
A protest regarding the qualification of a boat, a motor, or a driver must
be made before the drivers briefing. Starting in a race is considered as
acceptance of the conditions and the eligibility of the other competitors.
The only exception to the above is when the protester can prove the
facts were not given to him before the drivers briefing, then a protest can
be lodged up to one hour after the posting of the results.
Any other protest must be lodged within one hour of the first results
being posted with the following exceptions:
A protest against new results can be lodged within one hour of these
new results being posted, but only concerning the decision, which lead
to the changing of the results.
A protest against any other decision, posted after the posting of the first
results can be lodged within one hour after the posting of this decision


Seems a bit strange
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Old 14-03-2006, 07:10 AM   #2
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Whatever!
UIM is a money lapdog, depends where the money is and comes from. Quite right with your cut & paste, but were any protests put in pre race.
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Old 14-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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I bet Steve's well chuffed!
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Judging by the number of resignations there a few people none to chuffed.
Eligibility protests are pre race only results are post race so it depends when it went in as to whether it’s valid or not. That information is not available from the public sources on the web but could form the basis for an appeal.
Have a look at licence requirements then tell me how some people get a driving seat £££££££ oops a fraudulent slip that should be ????
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Old 14-03-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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Would also be interesting to know who lodged the protest as well as when.
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Heard it was a Victory team.
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Well from what was posted on WOP site the protest was placed pre race, so would be valid as for Dyno at the Victory teams facility ??? hardly a non involved 3rd party place is it???

To Quote from the article

"Victory lodged a protest long before the end of the 2005 season demanding to see evidence of the air restrictor modification. This was not forthcoming but it was agreed the engines on the top three boats, Spirit of Norway, Victory 77 and Qatar 96 would be sealed and after the last race of the eason in Dubai, the craft would be taken to Victory's workshops for testing their horsepower on a Dyno. It took three weeks before these tests were carried out and a further three weeks for the UIM report to be published. It revealed the Mercruiser V8's were pushing out in excess of 1000hp.

It would have been easy for the UIM to state that the final results of the 2005 World Class 1 championships were pending subject to the tests but it appears they chose to let the saga drag on and the revised results were announced only weeks before the 2006 season got underway"
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What a great own goal from the UIM, funny nobody at the time mentioned in the wider press arena that it was all subject to protest, or was it ?????

On a personal note judging but the number of appeals & protests rejected for not meeting the appeal fee time limit (all classes) may I suggest you get sombody who lives opposite to hold some "wonga" and then you just give them a call and they can pop across the road and pay it in for ya or sticking a couple of k of € in the same bank as the UIM and it would be a much quicker internal xfer within the same bank.

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Ended up a right "old buggers muddle" all very well to chat openly here but at the end of the day it's all guesswork and speculation.
Those that know are adopting the best approach "No Comment" this will go on and on for a bit I'm sure and when resolved PJC will let us know.
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Latest news. Bård Eker, spirit of Norway owner, is selling the boat after the loss of the medal , Bjørn Rune Gjeldsten is buying the boat back.
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Or is that just a good way out ?
Question is will Gjeldsten race with it?
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http://www.class1uk.co.uk/fullnews.php?id=175
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We will wait and see with interest.
Also thumbs up here for former F1 drivers Patu Leppälä (boats) and Mika Salo (Formel1) claiming they will race selected C1 races.
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Song Of Norway reclaimed it´s title on 25.03.06.

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Great news!

It did seem somewhat strange that the team that originally lodged the protest also had motors that dynoed over the hp limit as did the Merc 1075s in Qatar 96.

What was even stranger was that the dyno testing was carried out in the test facility of the protesting team.

Congratulations to Bard and Steve.
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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......

In, Brewery, Piss, Arrange, Couldn't, A, Up

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
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