Class 1, campionato di Offshore 2011: Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi si danno battaglia a Cernobbio, sul lago di Como

Cernobbio is hosting the Grand Prix of Italy, third round of the World 2011 Class 1 Offshore, thanks to the agreement among the mayor of Cernobbio Simona Saladini, the award-winning champion Guido Cappellini Larian and logistics manager of H2O Racing Pasquale Sesana. This opportunity quickly taken on the fly from Cernobbio, allow us to know and appreciate even more the Lario and its countries around the world. The path of the hulls is delimited by buoys placed at Como in front of the breakwater, Villa Geno, Blevio, Villa d’Este, Cernobbio, Villa Erba, Tavernola a Cernobbio Olmo. In the former riding of Villa Erba will install the paddock and the shore area will be home hospitality in Cernobbio. A great location from which follow all the phases of the departures and arrivals, free practice and timed the, that are taking place during Race 1 Saturday and Race 2 della domenica, in addition to the podiums

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Class 1 Offshore Championship in Dubai: FAZZA WINS ON A DAY OF MIXED EMOTIONS AT CLASS 1 DUBAI GRAND PRIX

Dubai (UAE): Nader Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zafeen brought down the curtain on the UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship with their ninth win of the season on a day of mixed emotions at the Emirates/Dubai Duty Free Dubai Grand Prix

On the first anniversary of the tragic loss of powerboat race champions Mohammed Al Mehairi and Jean Marc Sanchez, the Dubai Victory Team’s Fazza crew wanted to mark the occasion with a win dedicated to their team-mates.

And on a day when the Class 1 circus produced the race of the season, they delivered a fitting tribute to Sanchez and Al Mehairi winning from the front despite a titanic effort by EDOX Pole Position World Champions Kolbjorn Selmer and Jorn Tandberg in Welmax. The Norwegians pushed the UAE stars all the way losing out by just 3.81s after 67.74Nm of intense competition.

“On tighter course they might have caught us but today crowns what has been a wonderful season for everyone in the Victory Team,” said throttleman Bin Hendi after wrapping up the 21st Class 1 win of his career with Al Zafeen at an average speed of 178.38kmph. “The whole team has played their part in getting us to the chequered flag and we share the world title with every single one of them.”

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Dubai Class1 Offshore Championship: FAZZA DUO GUNNING FOR THE TOP AFTER 20TH CLASS ONE VICTORY IN DUBAI

Dubai (UAE): Class 1 World Champions Nader Bin Hendi and Arif Al Zafeen maintained their remarkable 2010 season with win number eight in the opening race of the Emirates/Dubai Duty Free Grand Prix at Mina Seyahi yesterday (Friday).

The Fazza crew have dominated the Class One scene over the past few years and they underlined their supremacy with the 20th race win of their careers some 14 seconds ahead of Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashid Al Tayer and John Tomlinson with Italians Guido Cappellini and Giampaolo Montavoci just over eight seconds further adrift in third with GSG Ceramic Design.

It’s a win that continues their rise through Class 1’s Hall of Fame – now only British racing legend Steve Curtis (40 wins) and Norwegian pilot Bjorn Gjelsten (34) are ahead of them in the modern era.

“With the World Championship already won, there was no pressure on us to win in Dubai,” said throttleman Bin Hendi. “But we wanted to go out and put on a show and that’s exactly what we did. It was a perfect race for us.”

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