Sprint Race Deciders – Nations Cup Title On The Line!

Team UAE – 39pts

Leading the standings heading into the final day – match race winner Rashed Al Qamzi will start race 1 from 10th, teammate Rashed Al Tayer in 7th.



Team Russia – 38pts

There is work to do for the defending champions sitting one point behind the leaders, but Roman Vandyshev starts race 1 from pole position, Andrei Panyushkin from 8th. Both falling short in yesterday’s match race semi-finals.     



Team Australia – 33pts

The youngsters from down under are enjoying a strong series debut, 19-year-old Brock Cohen finishing second in the match race final, Corey Davoll, 26, in 10th,  but qualifying strongly in 3rd place.

Cohen will start from 9th.

Team USA – 27pts

Unlucky in the match race with Jay Price failing to start due to technical issues, Scott Gillman knocked out in the quarter final. Need to make up ground and points today, Price starting from 2nd spot, Gillman in 6th.

Team Germany – 26pts

Currently sitting in fifth with work to do if they are to match or improve on last year’s third overall. Jorn Lassig was impressive in qualifying and will start from 4th, Dietmar Kaiser, 12th. Kaiser looked good in the match race to take fifth.

Team China – 19pts

The home team will be hoping for a big improvement today after struggling yesterday; a disappointing qualifying session saw Xiong Ziwei in 11th, Ni Haojun 15th. The match race proved as tough, Xiong knocked out in the quarter final, Ni in round 1.

Team Malaysia – 16pts

The Kadri brothers will have to pull out something special in the sprint races if they are to match their best finish, third, in 2014.

Mohammed produced a strong showing in qualifying and will start in 5th, Alfian struggling in 14th, both drivers failing to get past round 1 in the match race.

Team Italy – 8pts

This outing was always going to be difficult for sole driver Roberto Lo Piano in terms of overall team points, and problems yesterday saw him qualify in 13th and go out in round 1 in the match race.

Both sprint races of the UIM H2O BUND Holding Group Nations Cup Grand Prix of Shanghai will be broadcast and streamed live on cuph2o.com

Thursday 22 September

13.10 / 05:10 GMT – programme titles / intro / race 1

15.30 / 07:30 GMT – programme titles / intro / race 2 

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