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Union Internationale Motonautique

Thani Al Qamzi - 5

TEAM: Team Abu Dhabi
HULL: DAC
COUNTRY: U.A.E.
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Abu Dhabi
DATE OF BIRTH: 23/12/1978
PLACE OF BIRTH: Abu Dhabi, UAE
HEIGHT: 185 CM
WEIGHT: 80 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - JUMAA AL QUBAISI (RADIOMAN)
2 - GAETANO MATRINELLI (PONTOON MECHANIC)
3 - ALEXANDER FELIX (PONTOON MECHANIC)
4 - ANTONIO TASHKHAN (PONTOON MECHANIC)
5 – BURLON GIOBANNI (OTHER MECHANIC)
6 - MARCO SANTORO (OTHER MECHANIC)
7 – ALESSANDRO ORLANDI

DEBUT: 2000
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 154
RACE STARTS: 153
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 0
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 2
BEST RACE FINISH: 1
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 1
CAREER PODIUMS: 45
WIN: 10
2ND: 20
3RD: 15
CAREER POINTS: 989
POLE POSITION: 3
LAST WIN: Olbia 2022
LAST PODIUM: 3 - Sharjah 2023
LAST POLE: Olbia 2022
PROFILE

THANI AL QAMZI is a veteran of the tour with 152 race starts since his first event in Sharjah in 2000. He has been the model of consistency in recent seasons, finishing fourth in 2017 and 2019, third in 2018 and 2022 and narrowly missing out on the title to Jonas Andersson with second place in 2021. In 2023, he finished fifth but helped Team Abu Dhabi to the runner-up spot in the Teams’ Championship.
He has won 10 Grand Prix and taken 45 career podium finishes, his first coming in 2003, when he finished second in Germany and his last was in Sharjah in 2023.
Thani enjoyed a superb season in 2009 when he finished runner-up in the World Championship for the first time to his now team boss Guido Cappellini. On that occasion, the Abu Dhabi racer scored 143 points, with victories in Portimão, Portugal, and six podiums during the campaign. In 2023, he was third on two occasions in France and the UAE.

CAREER INFOS

2023 - 5th F1H2O World Championship
2022 - 3nd F1H2O World Championship
2021 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2019 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2018 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2017 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2016 - 13th F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 9th F1H2O World Championship
2013 - 6th F1H2O World Championship
2012 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2011 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2010 - 4th F1H2O World Championship
2009 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2008 - 8th F1H2O World Championship
2007 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2006 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2005 - 12th F1H2O World Championship
2004 - 7th F1H2O World Championship
2004 - UAE F2 President Cup Champion
2003 - 8th F1H2O World Championship
2003 - UAE F2 President Cup Champion
2002 - 18th F1H2O World Championship

2024 DRIVER GALLERY
2024 DRIVER NEWS
June 16, 2024
TEAM ABU DHABI’S THANI AL-QAMZI EARNS START-TO-FINISH WIN IN SPRINT RACE TWO
Sunday, June 16:  Team Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al-Qamzi held off a determined challenge from the CTIC China Team’s Peter Morin to earn a narrow 1.439-second victory in the second of the ...
F1H2O
June 15, 2024
SHARJAH TEAM’S RUSTY WYATT CLAIMS MAIDEN CAREER POLE POSITION IN SARDINIA
Saturday, June 15:  Canadian rookie sensation Rusty Wyatt claimed his first career pole position after dominating a tricky qualifying session for Sunday’s Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of ...
F1H2O
June 14, 2024
DOMINANT JONAS ANDERSSON WINS SECOND FREE PRACTICE SESSION IN OLBIA
Friday, June 14:  Defending World Champion Jonas Andersson claimed the confidence boost of topping the times in the second of the free practice sessions for the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of ...
F1H2O
June 14, 2024
TEAM VIETNAM’S JONAS ANDERSSON FASTEST IN FIRST FREE PRACTICE IN SARDINIA
Friday, June 14:  A fastest lap of 37.621sec was sufficient for Team Vietnam’s defending World Champion Jonas Andersson to top the times in the opening one-hour free practice session for ...
F1H2O
March 31, 2024
RACERS CARRY OUT FINAL CHECKS IN SUNDAY MORNING’S WARM-UP SESSION
Sunday, March 31:  Several racers used the morning’s warm-up session to make final checks and shakedown their boats before the inaugural 35-lap Grand Prix of Bình Định-Vietnam ...
F1H2O