The Malta Independent 10 December 2018, Monday

Powerboat P1: Seagull Chaudron In fourth place

Malta Independent Sunday, 9 August 2009, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

n arguably the most exciting race of the season so far, it was Team SW1 Capital who took the chequered flag in Saturday's Sprint race in the SuperSport class in Gothenburg.

Malta's Aaron Ciantar and Angelo Tedesco, the Championship leaders, had to be content with fourth place in yesterday's event behind Spirit of Belgium and PowerPole sitters Baia Attolini

Team SW1 Capital romped to victory 26 seconds ahead of Spirit of Belgium whose team of Micha Robyn, Patrick Huybreghts and Marc Sluszny produced one the most memorable performances of the season to register their best position in 2009.

An electric start from the Belgian outfit saw them overhaul Championship leaders Seagull Chaudron (Ciantar and Tedeschi) on the start lap into third place before surpassing Baia Attolinio on the south-west end of the course on the ninth lap of the 44.75 nautical mile course.

A broken drive train component prevented Shelley Jory and Audrien Ciantar's Iko Casa hull from making the start line.

Meanwhile, in the Evolution Class, SNAV OSG, piloted by Hannes Bohinc and Giancarlo Cangiano, secured its fourth win of the season in yesterday's closely fought sprint race, moving the OSG Team a step closer to its Powerboat P1 world championship ambitions. Bohinc and Cangiano had trailed the US entry, Lucas Oil Outerlimit, driven by Joe Sgro and Nigel Hook for two thirds of the race, the decisive move was made with just three laps remaining.

The Championship lead with three races remaining has narrowed to 92 points with SNAV OSG and Cigarette Smash Poker consolidating second and third respectively. The championship still remains a four boat race as the focus switches to tomorrows 73 nautical mile endurance race.

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