Wppa Class 1 World Powerboats Championship - Round 5 Egyptian Grand Prix - Porto Marina 25 to 27 October 2007 Race day Photo:Simon Palfrader©
Duemme Offshore team boss, Domenico Cirilli, has announced that the team will run two boats for the remainder of this season and for 2009, after completing a deal to buy the championship winning Tencara, Spirit of Norway.
The two-boat line-up will see the experienced Cirilli and Class 1 ‘rookie’ Sergio Mora Carrasco switch out of their Victory-hull and into the Tencara with Class 1 Mercury V8 power-plants and running under the colours of Spirit of Spain, with Marco Pennesi, the owner of Italian boat builder Metamarine who made his Class 1 debut in Arendal last season, returning to the championship to take the throttles in Roscioli Hotels Roma alongside Class 1 newcomer, Mohammed Abdelkader Ahmed from Spain.
Budva, Montenegro - 23rd to 25th May 2008 Montenegrin Grand Prix UIM WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship Photo Simon Palfrader
'This is a very exciting time for Duemme Offshore and I want to thank all of our sponsors who have supported us and played a significant role in making this happen,' said Domenico. 'Developing and growing the team has always been our target and now we have the opportunity to step up our levels of performance and also to introduce another new pilot into Class 1.'
The new boat and team line-up will be unveiled in Spain in two weeks time.
Constanta Romania - 29 to 31august 2008 Lake Siutghiol Mamaia Romanian Grand Prix 2008 Photo Simon Palfrader©