The Malta Independent 17 May 2022, Tuesday

El Diablo fly the chequered flag on Day 1 of the Enemed Voomquest UIM V2 World Championships

Saturday, 23 April 2022, 12:34 Last update: about 23 days ago

The highly anticipated Enemed Voomquest UIM V2 World Championships took off this morning in St. Paul's Bay.

The three day powerboat bonanza welcomed the V2 and Cyber Classes, with the latter being the first to be out on the water.  The Cyber Class is a smaller powerboat, 13 feet long and powered by 25 horsepower engines. 

The Cyber Class is a relatively new class within Voomquest and its drivers also produce a fine display of racing skills.    Flying the winner's chequered flag was The Element Racing Team's sixteen year old driver Celine Farrugia. She had to contend with some tough competition which saw a tactical race through and through. In the end she skillfully edged herself to take the first win of the weekend.

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In the afternoon, the supercharged V2 powerboats were out.  Making a welcome return after a two year break, the teams were all out for a win however it was Clive Butler and Sammy Grima's El Diablo who took the honours for the day.  Asserting their position in front from the word go, they showed they were the team to beat this afternoon in St. Paul's Bay when they kept their place in the front, beating off Freccia Blu's valiant attempts to overtake them. 

The Enemed Voomquest UIM V2 World Championships return tomorrow with V2 racing starting at 1530hrs.

The Voomquest Enemed UIM V2 World Championship is held under the auspices of the in world governing body UIM and is supported by Enemed, Yachting Malta, Malta Tourism Authority, Seaview Hotel, Chaudron Powerboats, Transport Malta and St. Paul's Bay Local Council.

More information about Voomquest can be found on their Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/VOOMQUEST


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