June 11, 2010

Powerboat GPS - Malta Powerpole

A sunny sky, hot weather and a light South East breeze was the recipe of today's day one of three from the Malta Grand Prix. The Powerpole held in Marsamxett harbour was truly a spectacular affair for viewers.
The no limits class had two boats missing in the pits the Outerlimits Carconnex, and Chaudron Ukrainian Spirit. Silverline on the other hand did not make it to the Powerpole lap, altough the #47 did do the official practice in a sort of suffering, two hours before the timed lap. 88 SNAV-Kiton confirms its leadership taking the Powerpole with a third of a second advantage on second placed Furnibo. Five seconds distance for the diesel powered Metamarine, which was followed in fourth place by an improving performance from the German Cranefields Wine. Last position from the competing boats for the still disappointing 77 Lucas Oil Scandinavian Offshore Challenge.
The 90 mph limited class again showed the potential of Team 26 who took Powerpole with a one second advantage from the always more promising Spirit of Belgium. Third place with three seconds away for Yalta Grand Prix winner 38 Baia Attolini. The new Outerlimits of Big Sergio placed fourth, with only a distance of .2 of a second from the Fountain of Italian team Karelpiu. Sixth place for the diesel Jolly Drive. While the 2009 Champion 43 Seagull Chaudron continues its run in negative waters placing last with an eleven seconds deficit from the first place.
Evolution Results:
1. 88 SNAV-Kiton = 01:45,99
2. 33 Furnibo = 01:46,35
3. 60 Metamarine = 01:50,87
4. 66 Cranefields Wine = 01:51,58
5. 77 Lucas Oil Scandinavian Offshore Challenge = 01:52,53
- 47 Silverline = DNS
- 55 Ukrainian Spirit = DNS
- 01 Carconnex = DNS
Super Sport Results:
1. 26 Team 26 = 02:04,92
2. 17 Spirit of Belgium = 02:05,94
3. 38 Baia Attolini = 02:07,92
4. 22 Big Sergio = 02:09,28
5. 81 Karelpiu = 02:09,30
6. 06 Jolly Drive = 02:10,16
7. 43 Seagull Chaudron = 02:16,58

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