Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : UIM F1 H2O Powerboat World Championship - Action underway in Tatarstan
UIM F1 H2O Powerboat World Championship - Action underway in Tatarstan

'Alex Carella of Italy of F1 Qatar Team at UIM F1 H20 Powerboat Grand Prix of Republic of Tatarstan in the Nizhniy Kaban Lake'    Vittorio Ubertone/Idea Marketing
The F1H2O World Championship’s Grand Prix of Tatarstan is now all set in Kazan, Russia, with Florida driver Shaun Torrente setting a blistering lap and a new qualifying record to lead a one-two Qatar Team attack of a field of 18 drivers from eleven countries.

The American, who came within less than a second for the pole last year in his rookie season got a little revenge on his new teammate in current World Champion Alex Carella whom last season won from pole position but had to settle for second to Torrente's first career pole with a 42.65 second lap to his 42.78 time.

'I'm really pleased with the way the boat handled this evening and despite the gusty winds I was able to keep the boat on the water and my Peters and May DAC hull ran almost on rails for me to set that time,' said Shaun. 'There is no revenge for last year, Alex and I are teammates this season and we are each other’s major cheerleader and we both each want to do well. That's teamwork.'

For the current World Champion, Carella was very pleased with his performance that was just .13 of a second behind the 33 year-old from Miami. 'We ran a great second lap and it will be a real fun drag race to the first corner tomorrow in the battle for the lead in the race,' said Alex. 'I'm really looking forward to it.'

Almost lost in the Qatar Team battle is Ahmed Al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi who's the driver leading the championship after his win in Doha who was .43 of second back and who had earned the last two straight pole positions in the last two starts and four of the last five coming into the race weekend in Kazan.

'I chose the wrong propeller and I'm mad at myself for making the mistake,' said Ahmed. 'Now it should be a real drag race at the start which could be a key to victory on this narrow race circuit. It should be great fun.'

Fourth went to the French driver Philippe Chiappe of the CTIC China Team who is chasing his first career victory after finishing second at the opening round who did a 43.49 in his French built Moore boat.

Thani Al Qamzi of Team Abu Dhabi was fifth with a 43.58 as he chases his first points of the season, while veteran Italian Francesco Cantando was sixth and a 43.73 second lap as he starts his 11th race in Russia since 1997.

Sami Selio of Finland was seventh with a 43.80 time as he looks to win for the second time in Russia since his 2010 victory for the Mad Croc Team.

Two time winner in Russia Jonas Andersson of Team Sweden was eighth with a 43.87, Portugal's Duarte Benavente of Team Atlantic was ninth with a 45.30. Rounding out the top-10 was Norway's Marit Stromoy with a 45.84 for the only women currently racing in F1 powerboats.

Tomorrow's Grand Prix of Tatarstan which will be the 13th race in the Russian Federation in the past 17 years will take place on lovely Nizny Kabon Lake in the city center of Kazan beginning at 17:00 local, 13:00 GMT and 9:00 EDT along the East Coast of North America. Drivers from 11 different nations and three continents will take the green lights for the second time in back to back years in historic Kazan.

F1H20 website


by F1 H2O

  

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

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98829

6:31 PM Fri 22 Jun 2012GMT


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







Power Boat News





Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature by Jeni Bone,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,


Stealth i14 out of China by Neil Patchett,


















2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - What's your trailer boat worth?   
Custom exhaust system solves buoyancy problem   
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature   
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel   
Sydney International Boat Show - images from Day 1 *Feature   
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show begins!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour   
Fraser Island annual fishing closure starts August 1   
Mildura boaters reminded Murray River will be low until mid August   
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature   
Sydney International Boat Show - all systems go!   


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 NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT