First round of the 2016 UIM XCAT World Powerboating Series ended with the Victory Team taking the first title of the championship, after winning the Fujairah GP on Friday April 8th. FUJAIRAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 08: Brett Luhrmann and Pal Virik Nilsen of Team Australia are seen during the Fujairah Grand Prix - the First round of the UIM World Series where 14 boats are competing. XCAT, short for extreme catamaran, is one of the most challenging and extreme forms of powerboat racing in the world, at the Fujairah International Marine Sports Club on April 8, 2016 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for XCAT)Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi led from start to finish to top the podium and the Series after round 1.

Team Australia (Brett Luhrmann and Paul Virik Nilsen) and Abu Dhabi Team 5 (Rashed Al Tayer and Faleh Al Mansoori) collided at the first turn. The Australians flipped their boat, but they were promptly assisted by our rescue team. Both drivers were not injured, and safely got back to the shore for a checkup. The race was restarted with Victory Team once again storming to the front on the first lap; no other accident during the rest of the race, but after some laps also the Abu Dhabi Team 5 had to stop cause of the previous accident.