June 10, 2011

Powerboat OGP - Malta Powerpole

The Belgian powerboat Furnibo, piloted by Frank Hemelaer and Pierre Colpin, secured Pole Position for tomorrow’s first leg of the UIM Malta Ocean Grand Prix, ahead of American challenger Lucas Oil by just 0.6 seconds.
With only four seconds separating the top three boats as they raced into Marsamxett Harbour, an exciting season beckons in the Evolution class.
In Supersport, the winner was Karelpui, the Italian craft of Giusseppe and Antonio Schiano di Cola and Francesco Calo. Fellow Italians, Federico Montanari, Alfredo Zanardo and Giambattista Gabriele, in the Yanmar-powered Jolly Drive were second.
Tomorrows first race of the 2011 UIM-OGP World Endurance Championship will start at 4pm local time and comprise 10 laps, 47 miles in total.
The Malta UIM Ocean Grand Prix Provisional Result
Pole Position Top 3 – Evolution Class
Pos. — No. — Boat Name — Nat. — Time
1 — 33 — Furnibo — BEL — 00:02:01:96
2 — 77 — Lucas Oil — SWE — 00:02:02:56
3 — 66 — Hercules Sagemann — DEU — 00:02:05:89
Pole Position Top 3 – SuperSport Class
Pos. — No. — Boat Name — Nat. — Time
1 — 81 — Karelpiu — ITA — 00:02:23:86
2 — 06 — Jolly Drive — ITA — 00:02:25:28
3 — 38 — SIF — ITA — 00:02:27:01