Rashed Al Qemzi Creates History by Winning F2 Race in Lithuania

Young Emirati hailed for stunning performance for Team Abu Dhabi

Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi proved that the decision to give him a UIM F2 World Championship programme was a good one at the Lithuanian Grand Prix on Kaunas Reservoir.

The talented young Emirati gave Team Abu Dhabi a stunning pole position for the first time in this prestigious racing discipline and then went on to finish the yellow flag dominated race in first place to storm into the series lead.

In a race that eventually got going at the third attempt with a rolling start under a yellow flag, Al Qemzi led from start-to-finish and fended off the challenge from Lithuania’s Edgaras Riabko to claim the victory.

Riabko was passed in the closing seconds by Sweden’s Johan Osterberg, who claimed second position.

“This is a memorable day for Team Abu Dhabi, Rashed and everyone connected with the team. Rashed showed in qualifying that he was the fastest man on the course and he overcame a very difficult and interrupted race to claim the victory,” said Salem Al Remeithi, general manager of the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC).