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Australian career best in F1 GP China

'SGMW Cup Grand Prix of Liuzhou. Picture by Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing.'    F1 World Championship ©    Click Here to view large photo

American Jay Price pulled off a remarkable victory despite having his favorite propeller break in morning practice to come away with his second victory of the season and now the Qatar Team driver now leads the championship by a comfortable 30 points as his top five challengers for the championship all dropped of the eighth Grand Prix of China in Liuzhou at the fifth race of the U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating.

Australian driver David Trask from Queensland's Gold Coast came home a career best second place as he and Price fought in the leading group for the first half the event before getting passed by Price with a third of the event remaining and finishing 12.34 seconds back of the leader.

Price, from New Orleans, Louisiana took command of the race only after a series of events that saw the first four drivers dropping out with the most spectacular coming on the first turn of the race when Italian Guido Cappellini cut across in front of third place qualifier Ahmad Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi and caused the young driver to spin out ending his race in front of the rest of the field that was charging into the opening pin.

The Tamoil F1 driver was able to continue before dropping out in second spot after 14 laps which has once again hurti the native of Como, Italy in his chance to win his 10th title in 2008.

Meanwhile, Team Abu Dhabi teammate Thani Al Qamzi moved into second chasing leader Sami Selio until he left the race on the eighth lap with trim failure and for the fifth time this season gaining no points.

Selio driving quickly in his Woodstock Red Devil Racing BABA hulled boat had built up over a straight away length lead on the rest of the field before his boat came to a stop on the 39th lap ending his hopes of winning his first event of 2008 as the defending World Champion.

For Jay Price, opportunitiy knocked and he took advantage in a big way. ' I know I had a great chance for victory starting in sixth position, ' said Price. ' We’ve won from fifth and have been on the podium for five straight races and knew that if I just stayed out of the jump at the start that we would be in a fine position to challenge for a win or a podium after 65 laps. '

The win gives the 30 year racing veteran known as the ' Ragin Cagin'» 70 points on the season to 40 for Jonas Andersson who crashed out in fourth place on the 43 circuit.

Liuzhou - China - October 12, 2008 - David Trask of Trask Brothers Racing finished second. This was the 5th leg of the UIM F1 Powerboat World Championship 2008. Picture by Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing. -  F1 World?nid=49730 Championship ©   Click Here to view large photo

David Trask commented 'It was a really physical event but we are really pleased since we are now up to third in the title run with 32 points and I continue to have a good history of racing here in China, ' said David. ' I look forward to the next event in Shenzhen in two weeks. '

Italian Fabio Comparato had another fine performance starting ninth and finishing third for his second straight podium and has now moved into fourth in the championship with 31 points for the 800 Doctor Team.

French driver Philippe Chiappe of the Atlantic Team had his best of the season in fourth and his fifth straight top-10 place. Tamoil F1 driver Stanislav Kourtsenovsky had a great run to fifth position after starting 13th.

The Qatar Team rookie driver Youssef Al Khulifi came up with his best performance in his rookie season charging from his 14th starting position to sixth, while another rookie Uvis Slakteris of Latvia was seventh.

Bob Trask of Australia came from 17th to finish eighth and rounding out the finishers was Swedish driver Pierre Lundin of the CTIC China Team coming home ninth.

The next round of the championship will be in two weeks as the sixth race of the 2008 season will be back in Shenzhen for the second straight season.

by Philippe Stiernon F1 Press Officer


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9:26 PM Sun 12 Oct 2008 GMT

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