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news - Welmax wins Race 1 on of Italian Grand Prix in Stresa and is disqualified

Okt 02 2010

Saturday, 2 October, STRESA (Italy):

Welmax's Jorn Tandberg and Kolbjorn Selmer's post-race celebrations after their flag-to-finish win in race 1 of the Italian Grand Prix, ahead of Fazza and Primatist-GSG Ceramic Design, were sensationally cut short after being disqualified from the race and this morning's Edox Pole Position, after the boat failed a post-race scrutineering inspection for an infringement relating to restrictor, blow off valve and airbox specifications.

The result hands the win to the defending World Champions, Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir Bin Hendi, extending their lead in the World Championship standings, but crucially putting them into first place in the European Championship points table, one point ahead of Negotiator's Giovanni Carpitella and Chris Parsonage who finished fifth, with the final race tomorrow.

Guido Cappellini and Marcello Menegatto who improved on their performance in qualifying during the race, jumping Team Abu Dhabi on lap seven, to move from fourth up to third place and pushing Fazza all the way to the finish, to give Cappellini his third podium of the year and Menegatto a first, are elevated to second place.

After a strong start and running in third place for six laps, Team Abu Dhabi's Rashed Al Tayer and John Tomlinson's hopes of a podium finish on the American's return to Class 1 began to fade, being passed first by Primatist on lap seven and then two laps later by Abdullah Al Mehairbi and Talib Al Sayed in Skydive Dubai, who are elevated to third place.


ITALIAN GRAND PRIX, RACE 1 - results 1. Welmax - K Selmer (NOR) / J Tandberg (NOR) DQ 2. Fazza - A Al Zafeen (UAE) / N Bin Hendi (UAE) + 00.23,38 3. Primatist - GSG Ceramic Design - G Cappellini (ITA) / M Menegatto (CHE) + 00.27,46 4. Skydive Dubai - A Al Mehairbi (UAE) / T Al Sayed (UAE) + 00.42,92 5. Team Abu Dhabi - R Al Tayer (UAE) / J Tomlinson (USA) + 00.52,10 6. Negotiator - C Parsonage (ENG) / G Carpitella (ITA) + 01.56,61 7. Relekta - P Gaiser (BRA) / C Zaborowski (NOR) + 1 lap

Page 1/28. Giorgioffshore - T Polli (ITA) / N Giorgi (ITA) + 2 laps

UIM CLASS 1 WORLD POWERBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP - after race 7 of 12 1. Fazza - 123pts 2. Skydive Dubai - 98pts 3. Negotiator - 78pts 4. Primatist - GSG Ceramic Design - 57pts 5. Welmax - 27pts 6. Giorgioffshore - 20pts 7. Relekta 12pts 8. Foresti & Suardi - SCAM - 11pts 9. Welmax Alianza - 10pts 10. Team Abu Dhabi - 9pts

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - after race 5 of 6 1. Fazza - 75pts 2. Negotiator - 74pts 3. Skydive Dubai - 60pts 4. Primatist - GSG Ceramic Design - 36pts 5. Welmax - 15pts 6. Relekta - 12pts 7. Team Abu Dhabi - 9pts 8. Giorgioffshore - 4pts

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