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Powerboat P1 World Championship Annual Awards
The exclusive Powerboat P1 World Championship Annual Awards Dinner took place in London's West End on Saturday evening, attended by more than 200 guests from across the globe.
The evening began with Powerboat P1's Managing Director, Jim O'Toole, welcoming guests and outlining plans for the 2008 season, including an exciting mix of new and established venues spanning three continents.
The awards ceremony, with TV presenter Tiff Needell acting as Master of Ceremonies, followed dinner; a 4 course meal served in the elegant surroundings of the Ballroom at the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone. The most moving moment of the evening was the presentation of a new trophy, the 'Spirit of P1', awarded in memory of Sergio Carpentieri and accompanied by a minutes applause. When the awards ceremony was completed the guests were entertained by a live tribute band, the party continuing into the early hours.
The full 'Roll of Honour' from the Powerboat P1 World Championship 2007 Annual awards was as follows:
Host City of the Year: PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
P1 'Moment' of 2007: SUN LIK BEER
Evolution Engine Builder of the Year: ILMOR MARINE ENGINES
The SuperSport Engine Builder of the Year: MERCURY RACING
Evolution Boat Builder of the Year: FOUNTAIN POWERBOATS
SuperSport Boat Builder of the Year: CHAUDRON POWERBOATS
Most Improved Team: VOOMVOOM.COM
SuperSport Navigator of the Year: UGO PELLEGRINO of RACING PROJECT
SuperSport Driver of the Year: FABIO MAGNANI of RACING PROJECT
SuperSport Throttleman of the Year: ANGELO TEDESCHI of RACING PROJECT
Evolution Navigator of the Year: STEFANO BONANNO of TEAM METAMARINE CORSE
Evolution Driver of the Year: JAMES SHEPPARD of KING OF SHAVES
Evolution Throttleman of the Year: CRAIG WILSON of KING OF SHAVES
The 'Spirit of P1' Award: PETER COX
Sponsor of the Year Award: 1st4BOATS LTD
Powerboat P1 SuperSport 3rd Place: MIKE SHELTON and JACKIE HUNT of EXTREMEBOAT
Powerboat P1 SuperSport 2nd Place: JAN FALKOWSKI and DREW LANGDON of BULLET RACING
Powerboat P1 SuperSport World Champions: UGO PELLEGRINO, FABIO MAGNANI and ANGELO TEDESCHI of RACING PROJECT
Powerboat P1 Evolution 3rd Place: NIGEL HOOK, JOSEPH SGRO and MICHAEL FIORE of OUTERLIMITS POWERBOATS
Powerboat P1 Evolution 2nd Place: GIANCARLO CANGIANO and GIOVANNI CARPITELLA of OSG RACING
Powerboat P1 Evolution World Champions: CRAIG WILSON and JAMES SHEPPARD of FOUNTAIN WORLDWIDE
by Martin Allerton
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