September 20, 2010

Powerboat GPS - Siracusa Endurance Race

The 2010 season comes to an end again in the picturesque Siracusa. Considering that in early Spring we where without races this was a huge success for the World Powerboats Association the UIM, and all the teams involved. The Grand Prix of the Sea Series touched important parts of the Globe too: starting with the first ever race in Yalta Ukraine, followed by the classic in Malta, a recent missing fixture returning that of Poltu Quatu in the beautiful Sardinia, Bacoli in Naples which also missed for three years, and closed what is becoming also a unique setting in Siracusa in Sicily the biggest Island in the Med. The last round showed incredible power by those who came second in both class, which sends a message to the title winners for things to come next year. Today's race also offered calmer waters with the boat hitting incredible times but with the positions actually staying the same from the rough seas of yesterday.
Evolution
Supersport
22 Big Sergio show power taking both of the last rounds with the team doing incredible lap times some of which under the four minutes mark and the best being a 3:57,17. As Alfredo Amato said when the Outerlimits SV40 is running well, the others just have to follow, which means we are getting used to the package and to winning. With these results 22 Big Sergio end the 2010 season on second, a huge improvement from the fourth of two races ago, with a distance of just one from the third place, and two points from fourth. Another second for the Naples Fountain of 81 Karelpiu which showed good composure resulting in the best season ever for a rookie team taking a total of three wins. Incredible laps also from this team which was only fifteen seconds behind Big Sergio, and had the best of the weekend time at 3:57,05. Third place for 34 Seagull Chaudron, a rookie team with the 2009 championship winner boat which showed improved performance and also managed to win a race in Bacoli. A fourth for the new 2010 Supersport World Championship winners 38 Baia Attolini, which I admit after they took Powerpole on Friday I did accept better results to this. A fifth for the Yanmar diesel powered 06 Jolly Drive which in this last four races showed good results, better lap times, and the always important reliability. With this they also overtake the sunken in Poltu Quatu Spirit of Belgium, finishing the season in fifth. Sixth place for Kenon Cafe the Racing Project hull winner of 2007, and 08 titles. A last place and again two laps late for what is the good looking and interesting wider to the usual Zeta hull powered by FPT diesels 18 F.Di Cersare Riscaldamenti. Sadly again no participation for this last round from the fast Donzi of 26 Team 26, and the new Pantera 08 Asia 2011-15.
Evolution Results:
1. 33 Furnibo
2. 88 SNAV-Kiton
3. 60 Metamarine Foresti& Sguardi
Super Sport Results:
1. 22 Big Sergio = 15 laps 59:13,11
2. 81 Karelpiu = 59:28,42
3. 43 Seagull Chaudron = 1:00:15,90
4. 38 Baia Attolini = 1:00:38,22
5. 06 Jolly Drive = 1:01:38,90
6. 44 Kenon Cafe = 1:01:39,75
7. 18 F. Di Cesare Riscaldamenti = 1:01:43,05 -2laps
EVOLUTION:
Pos. Boat Name - Team Name ~ Round 9 + Round 10 = TOTAL (incl engine bonus 5 pts)
1. 60 Metamarine Foresti&Suardi - Metamarine Corse ~ + = 151
2. 88 SNAV-Kiton - OSG Racing Team ~ + = 86
3. 33 Furnibo - 2B1 Racing Team ~ + = 79
4. 77 Lucas Oil - Scandiavian Offshore Challenge ~ + = 57
5. 66 Cranefields Wine - Searex Racing Team ~ + = 56
6. 55 Ukrainian Spirit - Ukrainian Spirit ~ + = 48
7. 47 Silverline Racing - Silverline ~ + = 6
8. 01 Carconnex - Carconnex ~ + = 0
SUPERSPORT:
Pos. Boat Name - Team Name ~ Round 9 + Round 10 = TOTAL
1. 38 Baia Attolini - Baia Attolini ~ 6 + 7 = 164 (1 bonus)
2. 22 Big Sergio - Al & Al Racing Team ~ 20 + 20 = 120
3. 43 Seagull Chaudron - Ukrainian Spirit ~ 12 + 12 = 119
4. 91 Karelpiu - RG87 Racing Team ~ 16 + 16 = 118 (1 bonus)
5. 06 Jolly Drive - Jolly Drive Racing Team ~ 7 + 6 = 66 (1 bonus)
6. 17 Spirit of Belgium - Spirit of Belgium ~ 0 + 0 = 49
7. 26 Team 26 - Team 26 ~ 0 + 0 = 21
8. 08 Asia 2011-15 - Ocean Dragon Racing Team ~ 0 + 0 = 5
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