Spirit of Norway stole the show once again in Doha on Monday, November 22, when Britain's Steve Curtis and Bjorn Gjelsten achieved their second win in as many days at the second Qatar Grand Prix
Spirit of Norway stole the show once again in Doha on Monday, November 22, when Britain’s Steve Curtis and Bjorn Gjelsten achieved their second win in as many days at the second Qatar Grand Prix. The result moves the pair to the top of the championship standings alongside Ali Nasser and Ali Qama who finished second in Victory 7.
Third place went to Mohammed Al Marri and Jean Marc Sanchez driving Victory 77 giving them third slot in the title race.
But the dramatic moment of the contest belonged to Britain’s Chris Parsonage and Peter McGrath who narrowly escaped flipping their 42ft (12.8m) catamaran, Negotiator at over 140mph as they crossed the finish line to complete the opening lap. Parsonage and McGrath recovered to finished fifth.
Grand Prix – results
1. Spirit of Norway – Gjelsten/Curtis 20pts 2. Victory 7 – Nasser/Al Qama 15pts 3. Victory 77 – Al Marri/Sanchez 12pts 4. Qatar – Al Thani/Nicolini 9pts 5. Negotiator – Parsonage/McGrath 7pts 6. GFN Gibellato – Montavoci/Cirilli 5pts 7. Highlander – Polli/Leoni – not racing for points/retired Hydrolift – Eker/Brkovic – retired
Overall Championship Positions
1. Spirit of Norway – Gjelsten/Curtis 80pts 2. Victory 7 Nasser/AlQama 80pts. 3. Victory 77 – Al Marri/Sanchez 58pts 4. Qatar – Al-Thani/Nicolini 56pts 5. GFN Gibellato – Montavoci/Cirilli 34pts 6. Negotiator – Parsonage/McGrath 33pts 7. Jotun – Bellmann/Hillestad 30pts 8. Hydrolift – Eker/Jacobsen 20pts 9=Highlander – Polli/Corti 12pts 9=Roscioli Hotels – Giorgi/Esperto 12pts