After yesterday's non-event that because of rough sea conditions and poor visibility, today's F1H2O Grand Prix of Ukraine race was started behind the pace boat.
Despite the first attempt to run the race, it never started and five laps were completed under the yellow.
Sami Selio on pole position leapt into the lead when the green flag was raised and he was chased by Qatar's duo of Shaun Torrente and Alex Carella. After two laps, Team China's Stan Kurtsenovskyi flipped over the yellow flag was out again. When green appeared Torrente swept into the lead and looked invincable as he held a 8 second lead over Selio and Carella.
Six laps before the end, the yellow flag appeared again when Ivan Brigada's Caudwell stopped and this 'yellow' intervention had a dramatic effect of the outcome of the race. Torrente who had the race in the bag lost power and stopped. Selio grabbed the lead and from fourth to second came Ahmed Al Hameli while Carella ended the day in third place.
Marit Stromoy who was running in mid-order got the shock of her life when her windscreen smashed. A small video camera that was fitted to the top of her cockpit, came adrift and shattered the toughened screen.
There is little doubt, Torrente who joined Qatar this year has the speed and ability to win the world title but equipment failure in his last two races has robbed him of maximum points.
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