Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : UIM Class 1 Italian Grand Prix - Champions perfect weekend

UIM Class 1 Italian Grand Prix - Champions perfect weekend

'Italian Grand Prix 2011'    Class 1 Racing

The Italian Grand Prix, part of the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, has now crowned the winners in Cernobbio, Italy in race 2 of round three. Victory’s Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi completed the perfect weekend to clinch the 2011 Class 1 European Championship in an incident-filled afternoon which saw Italians Luca Formilli Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella crash out.

It was another masterful display by the Victory pairing to mark their 25th career wins and retain their title, dominating from the start and going 50 seconds clear of Team Abu Dhabi and a distant chasing pack when the race was red flagged and bringing out the pace boat after Fendi Racing’s day ended in dramatic fashion, hooking and then rolling on lap seven, both Fendi and Carpitella emerging from the escape hatch in the upturned hull unhurt.

The pace boat led the fleet round for two laps before releasing them, with Al Zafeen and bin Hendi, asked to do it all again, and they did, immediately opening up a commanding lead and going on to take their fourth win of the year by over 20 seconds, completing the 16-lap, 70.92Nm race in 54mins 38.70secs.

Italian Grand Prix 2011 -  Class 1 Racing  

The laps under the pace boat took their toll on Team Abu Dhabi, with yesterday’s third placed finishers Ahmed Al Hameli and Majed Al Mansoori pulling to the inside of the circuit and retiring from the race with technical problems.

For the tens-of-thousands of Italian powerboat fans who crammed into Cernobbio and lined the shores of Lake Como, the disappointment of seeing Fendi Racing’s exit soon changed when Poliform’s Guido Cappellini – who considers the lake to be his! – and Giampaolo Montavoci emerged after the restart in second place followed by Spirit of Qatar 96, Welmax and Spirit of Qatar 95 – both the Qatar outfits seeing their European title hopes fading fast.

Italian Grand Prix 2011 -  Class 1 Racing  

After the frustrations of yesterday’s retirement it was an impressive turnaround by the all-Italian outfit, whose second place was never under pressure, taking their best result of the year and moving into fourth place in the overall Championship standings.

For the Spirit of Qatar Team it was an afternoon of mixed emotions, with Ali Al Neama and Matteo Nicolini enjoying an eventful afternoon, running in second spot for the opening three laps but were down in sixth place when the race was red flagged, then eventually clawing their way back up to third, passing their teammates Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al Thani and Steve Curtis on lap 11 - Welmax passed by both a lap earlier.

Whilst a good result for Al Neama and Nicolini, their second race podium of the weekend enough to move them into the runners-up spot in the European Championship, but at the expense of Sheikh Hassan and Curtis, who described it as ‘just one of those weekends when nothing went their way’ again missing out on the podium finishing in fourth place.

Italian Grand Prix 2011 -  Class 1 Racing  

FA.RO. ACCIAI completed a more than satisfactory weekend on the team’s entry into the Championship, with the new partnership of Frank Hemelaer and Luca Nicolini again finishing well up in the points in fifth place. Welmax’s Bjorge Jacobsen and Kurt Olsen turned the tables on their Norwegian rivals to finish in sixth, ahead of Relekta’s Ugur Isik and Christian Zaborowski.

Today’s win for Al Zafeen and bin Hendi moves them into a commanding position in the World Championship standings and puts them 29-points clear of Spirit of Qatar 96 with the final Grand Prix of the season in Dubai on 8-10 December.

With 44 points on offer in Dubai the defending World Champions need just 15 as they bid to become the first Victory pairing to win the Grand slam of all four titles in a single season, the feat only ever achieved by Spirit Of Norway’s Bjorn Rune Gjelsten and Steve Curtis in 2003 and 2006.

Italian Grand Prix 2011 -  Class 1 Racing  

Italian Grand Prix, race 2 – results:

1. 3 Victory - A Al Zafeen (UAE) / N Bin Hendi (UAE) 00.54.38,70
2. 74 Poliform - G Cappellini (MON) / G Montavoci (ITA) + 00.20,25
3. 95 Spirit of Qatar - A Al Neama (QAT) / M Nicolini (ITA) + 00.39,34
4. 96 Spirit of Qatar - H Al Thani (QAT) / S Curtis (ENG) + 00.48,76
5. 23 FA.RO. ACCIAI - F Hemelaer (BEL) / L Nicolini (ITA) + 02.13,28
6. 90 Welmax – B Jacobsen (NOR) / K Olsen (NOR) + 05.57,59
7. 91 Relekta - U Isik (TUR) / C Zaborowski (NOR) + 1 LAP
8. 5 Team Abu Dhabi - A Al Hameli (UAE) / M Al Mansoori (UAE) DNF
9. 10 Fendi Racing - L Formilli Fendi (ITA) / G Carpitella (ITA) DNF
18 MITI Tech Power - S Sardelli (ITA) / N Giorgi (ITA) DNS

UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - after race 5:

1. 3 Victory - 103pts 2. 96 Spirit of Qatar - 74pts 3. 95 Spirit of Qatar - 66pts 4. 74 Poliform - 40pts 5. 5 Team Abu Dhabi - 38pts 6. 91 Relekta - 23pts 7= 10 Fendi Racing - 19pts 7= 90 Welmax - 19pts 9. 23 FA.RO. ACCIAI - 14pts 10. 50 Parsonage Racing - 8pts 11. 69 ferskfisken.no - 5 pts 12. 18 MITI Tech Power - 4pts

European Championship - after race 3:

1. 3 Victory - 55pts 2. 95 Spirit of Qatar - 39pts 3. 96 Spirit of Qatar - 38pts 4. 74 Poliform - 24pts 5. FA.RO. ACCIAI - 14pts 6. 91 Relekta - 13pts 7= 5 Team Abu Dhabi - 12pts 7= 90 Welmax - 12pts 9. 69 ferskfisken.no - 5 pts 10= 10 Fendi Racing - 0pts 10= 50 Parsonage Racing - 0pts 10= 18 MITI Tech Power - 0pts

Class 1 website




by Nigel Quilter

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89675

6:19 PM Sun 16 Oct 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Powerboat racing news


Related News Stories:

02 Apr 2012  New Zealand Offshore Powerboat Series: Race Five - Whitianga
29 Mar 2012  F1H2O UIM Nations Cup early pace set in Khor Fakkan
15 Mar 2012  Class 1 Pearl of Qatar Grand Prix – Victory takes the lead
21 Feb 2012  Class 1 World Powerboat Championship - Team Abu Dhabi confirmed
09 Dec 2011  Class 1 - Victory 3's Nadir bin Hendi disqualified and suspended
09 Dec 2011  F1 H20 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi – Carella to lead the field
08 Dec 2011  Class 1 Powerboat Grand Prix of Dubai - Defending World Champion repla
01 Dec 2011  Geelong turns on flat water for Offshore Superboat Championships
19 Nov 2011  F1H2O Powerboat Nations Cup - Team South Africa fastest in practice
13 Nov 2011  Third racer dies at Super Boat Key West World Championships
MORE STORIES ...

Power Boat News

Marine Rescue Middle Harbour Unit Commander Peter Nott said thieves had stolen the motor from a 3.9m aluminium runabout that is the centrepiece of the unit’s annual raffle, damaging the boat in the process. The raffle prize is a Quintrex 390 Explorer runabout fitted with a 9.9hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard on a registered Quintrex trailer, worth almost $9,000. ... [more]  

It was a very happy birthday for Perton driving ace Kamila Czartolomna as she was presented with the brand new powerboat for South Staffordshire Sailing Club that she won by claiming the national Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship title on Sunday (23 November). ... [more]  

Yamaha's 2014 Oceania Marine Technician Grand Prix has been run and won. The Yamaha technician GP is a training and skills contest where the best technicians from all over Australia and New Zealand come to compete. Competitors are put through a series of challenges to test their knowledge and skill in a simulated workshop environment. ... [more]  

2014 Barrie Beehag Ski Race - Hellrazor has taken out line honours in the 2014 Barrie Beehag ski race, with skiers Jason Walmsley and Peter Procter skiing in a time of 21:45.01. This win gives the Hellrazor boat crew of Mark Cranny and Damien Matthews their eighth outright Barrie Beehag win. ... [more]  

An auction is set to be held at Runaway Bay Marina, Gold Coast, on Saturday 22nd November. Telephone bidding is available by contacting, Jo on 0407 213 557, or email, jo@marineauctions.com.au. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced its next generation of open-array digital radars – the GMR™ 424, 624/626 and 1224/1226 xHD2. Continuing to set the standard for open-array radars, the xHD2 series offers brand new features and capabilities that provide better precision, targeting and performance while transmitting power at four, six and 12 kilowatts respectively. ... [more]  

Garmin Ltd has announced a new line of scanning transducers designed to accommodate any calibre of mariner, from the casual cruiser to the professional angler. Supporting both the newest lines of Garmin echoMAP and GPSMAP chartplotters and multifunction displays (MFD), this full array of thru-hull and transom-mounted transducers are a valuable addition to any vessel. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre and Sailability NSW have announced a partnership to promote lifejacket awareness. The Centre has presented Sailability NSW with 50 new generation lifejackets so their volunteers can act as ambassadors by wearing them and role modelling behaviour to further encourage everyone on the water to wear lifejackets. ... [more]  

Arvor reveals new diesel range by Arvor Boats Australia
Boat building should be both creative and technical and Arvor has always sought to push back its boundaries. This is what inspired its creators in the first place. And this is what leads us to the future. This summer Arvor Boats are delighted to announce the launch of two new models to the hugely popular and ever growing Arvor range – the 690 D and 730 D. ... [more]  

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the GSD 25, a premium sonar module that offers traditional sonar, 1kW CHIRP, CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar for a versatile, all-in-one black box. The GSD 25 is the ultimate solution for the boater or angler that requires both scanning capabilities and traditional sonar. ... [more]  

Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has recorded one of its most successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Shows ever with multiple sales of its M58 and M50 cruising motoryachts. Maritimo Sales and Marketing Manager Greg Haines said the atmosphere and positivity at the recent show was the best it had been in many years. ... [more]  

Ferretti Group has announced the opening of its first Flagship Showroom in Shanghai, located in the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Pudong. The new Showroom sits on the bank of Huangpu River, in a beautiful location inside Mandarin Oriental Hotel. ... [more]  

Yamaha Motor Australia announces the end of the legendary V4 Saltwater Series 115C and 130B outboard motors in Australia. These trusted outboards have been powering Australian boaters for almost three decades and are well recognised for their performance and have an enviable reputation for reliability and durability forged in one of the harshest saltwater markets in the world. ... [more]  

Mark Hoult admits that winning a Sirocco tender at this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo could not have come at a better time. 'I’m just about to put my 22-foot Steber cruiser on the water for this summer after a year of getting it ready … and I was definitely in the market for a tender,' he said. ... [more]  

The Maritime Management Centre of Transport for NSW is carrying out a review of boat driver licensing in NSW and is seeking your comments. Please also circulate this to your network. The review considers when a licence is required, the classification and duration of licences, the process for obtaining a licence and licence fees ... [more]  

Singapore yacht associations to merge by Don Hoyt Gorman, Superyacht News
Singapore’s two industry yachting and marine associations have agreed to merge and relaunch in time for the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2015, the directors have confirmed. The Singapore Boating Industry Association, which was incorporated in February 2011 as the lead association for Singapore’s recreational boating industry, and the Superyacht Singapore Association, which was formed in 2007 ... [more]  

The 34th Super Boat International (SBI) Key West World Championships produced some of the most exciting racing seen in nearly a decade with the widest range of conditions and excitement. Miss GEICO won the Superboat Unlimited battle and took first overall during some high-flying action on this past Sunday. ... [more]  

Changed boating conditions for power boat races on Lake Albert by Transport Roads and Maritime Services
Boaters are reminded to keep clear of Lake Albert at Wagga Wagga this weekend for the safe staging of power boat races. Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence to Australian Formula Powerboat Grand to host the event between 7am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]  

If you love water skiing, this is an event you cannot miss! The brand new Ted Hurley Memorial Classic, a joint initiative of Mildura Ski Club and Ski Racing Victoria is set to kick off in Wentworth on Saturday, 29 November 2014. The race, in honour of Australian water skiing champion and legend Ted Hurley, will take place in two rivers – starting in the Darling River at Wentworth passing though th ... [more]  

Brisbane surgeon Micheal Mastry is a recreational boater who appreciates the very finest in life. Not only does he own a stunning 43’ Nor-Tech Monte Carlo, but the twin Yanmar 8LV powered sports boat is the first in Australia to be fitted with the new Yanmar Joystick Control System. ... [more]  

With attractive marinas and a favourable exchange rate, Malaysia is fast becoming a preferred destination to Singapore for yachting enthusiasts. State Tourism Department director Dr Badrul Hisham Kassim said the yacht tourism which has been privately run thus far, contributed RM529 million to the economy from 2004 to 2014. ... [more]  

Indonesian Govt eases yacht permits to boost ‘marine tourism’ by Nadya Natahadibrata/Grace D. Amian, Jakarta Post
In recognition of the potential of the country’s marine sector to become a key driver of the economy and to create jobs, the new Indonesian government is preparing measures to develop the cruise and yacht tourism industries as part of an effort to double the number of foreign visitors entering the country within five years. ... [more]  

Tahitian ‘Art of Dancing’ & Superyachts by Asia Pacific Superyachts
Superyacht visitors to Tahiti will find there is much to learn and enjoy about the ‘Maohi’ people and the culture of French Polynesia, reports longtime resident Etienne Boutin, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. ... [more]  

Gamma Yachts has announced the delivery of 22.1m M/Y Libertas, the third in its Gamma 20 ‘mini’ superyacht series to be completed to date. With innovative design by Dutch company Vripack, the yacht has impressive guest space for its length overall as well as excellent fuel efficiency. The owner of M/Y Libertas, is the celebrated opera singer Andrea Bocelli. ... [more]  

From the 10th-12th of October at the Mandurah Boat Show, Boab Boats, with major sponsors Honda Marine and RIB Rescue, conducted the first junior power boat challenge within Australia. This was our first step in developing the challenge into a championship and into eventually a national series. ... [more]  

2014 Goodwill Cup - Celebrations are well underway at Southport Yacht Club after the club’s powerboat division regained the prestigious Goodwill Cup from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron following an absence of four years. ... [more]  

28 entrants in seven teams were at the ISA National Powerboat Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club on Saturday 1st November. Teams arrived from 10am and started launching their powerboats and were given a chance to familiarise their teams with the location and conditions, with full briefing by Ciarán Murphy at 12:00, the event commenced at 13:00. ... [more]  

Auckland Airport has chosen an innovative Rayglass ProJet to help protect its flights from the possibility of bird strike. The airport’s Rayglass ProJet, named Kaitiaki Rangi or 'Guardian of the Skies', operates around the edges of the airport’s runways, scaring away the birds, especially swans, that sometimes congregate on the nearby banks ... [more]  

2014 Goodwill Cup - Celebrations are well underway at Southport Yacht Club after the club’s powerboat division regained the prestigious Goodwill Cup from Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron following an absence of four years. ... [more]  

As the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show / Suzuki Marine competition to win a brand for your club passes the half-way point there is still time for you to get your entry in to be in with a chance of winning. The competition, which runs until 31 January 2015, is proving popular with boaters around the country with thousands having already submitted their entry in the hope of clinching this fantastic prize. ... [more]  

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine today unveiled a $65 million Better Bay Plan and announced that commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay and Corio Bay will be phased out. Dr Napthine said the comprehensive plan focused on preserving and rehabilitating one of the state’s best assets, while also building important community infrastructure to enable more people to enjoy Port Phillip Bay. ... [more]  

This year, the land part of the boat show will be relocated to an artificial islet, Music Island, in Wuyuan Bay. The island was created with construction waste during the reconstruction of Wuyuan Bay, and covers an area of about 63,400 square meters. It has pleasant surroundings, such as a mangrove, black swans and beautiful bridges. ... [more]  

The media conference marks the opening of the 2014 China (Macau) International Yacht Import and Export Fair, which will take place at the Grand Colane Resort from 7-9 November. The three-day fair promises to offer its valuable guests a vibrant experience of luxury lifestyle and oceanic culture. ... [more]  

Fairline to unveil 8 new models in 3 years
Communications upgrade vital to Sydney boaters’ safety
Genoa International Boat Show 2014 ‘in recovery’
Sanctuary Cove Boat Show - Marine industry invited to jump on board
Eagle One luxury motoryacht – seeking new owner
Ten crucial actions to save the Great Barrier Reef
Henri Lloyd's famous summer sample sale on now
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Australia among the best
sMRT Inflatable SOS Dan Buoy selected by judges for METS Dame Awards
Superior for all seasons
Arrested development – sediment wreaks havoc with fish larvae
Tauranga Boat Expo - Lancer and Sea Blade attend for the first time
Safer Boating Week: New Auckland Council Navigation come into effect
NMMA loses E15 fuel U.S. Court of Appeals Decision
Explore Australia Expo and Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show join forces
METS names DAME Award nominees
Barcelona International Boat Show reflects signs of recovery in sector
Still time to win an Advanced Powerboat Course with RYA Handbook
New improved swell forecasting and more locations from PredictWind
A Sailor's Dream Home: View after the Coastal Classic - Auction 22 Nov
Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show moving to Manly Harbour in 2015   
Partnership to encourage lifejacket use   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo: Another outstanding success   
Southport’s seas are safer with new Mercury FourStroke Verados   
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Marine Syndication wins   
UIM Class 1 Grand Prix of Italy - Wins for Fendi Racing and Aquasport   
Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague   
Scotland’s Boat Show - More than 13,000 flock to Kip Marina   
Grand Prix of Italy: Victory and Bernico-New Star claim race 1 honours   
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - McDonald’s boosts the family fun   
Yacht CN 2014 —3rd Nansha Bay International Boat Show open   
Dutch boy on a mission to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic *Feature   
Discover Boating Week starts tomorrow   
Great start to another massive Gold Coast International Marine Expo   
2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - About to start   
Changed boating conditions on Sydney Harbour for Australian Boat Race   
Safer Boating Week puts spotlight on boaties’ behaviour   
2014 Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - One more sleep until massive event   
King of Offshore - The Untold Story of Reggie Fountain + Video   
Italian Grand Prix - Teams head for title decider in Terracina   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT