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Old 07-12-2008, 12:34 PM
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Default Update from Powerboat P1 Tunisian Grand Prix of the Sea

The Evolution Endurance race just ended--and Endurance was the operative word!

The diesel-powered Metamarine GFN Gibelatto powered its way to first place, followed by the Kiton Outerlimits, who consistently worked its way from 5th to 2nd. Fountain World Wide first4boats.com made it to third, suffering some mechanical difficulties after losing its engine hatch in the third lap and was followed by Pignolo 53.

Have to say that Martin Sanborn and Steve Ancsell keep me on the edge of my seat as I count laps and take notes! It doesn't get any better than this!

Stay tuned tomorrow when the SuperSport Sprint race starts at 10 AM EST and the Evolution class Sprint race starts at 12:30 PM.
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What is status of the boat that fell from the crane, did it make it into play?
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Race pics?/vid?
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The #44 Conam Yachts crew just missed out on the SuperSport PowerPole in TunisiaThe reigning champion #44 Conam Yachts team of pilot Aaron Ciantar and throttleman Angelo Tedeschi took their sixth win of the 2008 Powerboat P1 season in today’s Tunisian Grand Prix of the Sea Endurance race, but the Italian-based outfit was nearly beaten on the track for the first time this year.

The #07 VoomVoom.com boat took the initial lead on the run through the first corner, they were passed on the back straight by the #59 Saho Offshore Ranas boat of pilot Maurizio Di Stasio and throttleman Federico Terenziani. The twin-canopy boat then powered into a comfortable lead that they held for the first half of the race.

On lap seven, though, the #59 Saho boat fell off plane on the far side of the course, and despite a concerted effort to restart the race, they were forced to pull into the harbour. That gave the lead back to the #44 Conam Yachts crew, who had quickly worked their way past the #07 VoomVoom.com boat and chased #59 Saho as they opened up a clear gap over #07 VoomVoom.com and the rest of the field.

Ultimately, the #07 VoomVoom.com crew took second, but it was a close run thing. The #38 Baia High Performance mechanics had worked all through the night to make their Donzi hull seaworthy after it was inadvertently dropped on the dock while being craned out of the wet pits on Friday afternoon. After just making the start of the race, they powered their way through the field to a well-deserved podium finish.

The #05 Team Tullio Abbate Wild Card entry, the #22 Big Sergio Al & Al boat and the #11 Team Sunseeker crew rounded out the top six finishers. There was disappointment for the #47 Silverline Buzzi Bullet crew as they were forced to miss the race after suffering a seized engine in final practice, while the #08 Phoenix TV and the #46 Spirit of Portomaso boats retired.

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Congatulations Conam Yachts!!!!!!!!!!!:evil b:

6 in a row. Weismann drives dominate with Conam Yachts.

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What is status of the boat that fell from the crane, did it make it into play?
they finished 3rd
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you can watch it live on virtual spectator
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#44 Conam Yachts seal Tunisian SuperSport glory
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The #44 Conam Yachts crew celebrate their Tunisian SuperSport Endurance winThe SuperSport title-leading #44 Conam Yachts crew of Angelo Tedeschi and Aaron Ciantar took their seventh win of the year in today’s Tunisian Grand Prix of the Sea Sprint race, securing overall Grand Prix of the Sea honours at the same time. The double win – allied to their 50-point bonus for completing the first half of the year without an engine change – gives them a 190 point advantage in the championship points table.

The #07 VoomVoom.com squad – currently #44 Conam Yachts closest challenges – were the only team to stay within touching distance of the Italian reigning champions at the start of the race, but Tedeschi and Ciantar once again quickly pulled out a comfortable lead that proved impossible to beat. A second second place of the weekend for the #07 VoomVoom.com squad gave them runner-up spoils in the Grand Prix of the Sea trophy chase.

#08 Phoenix TV took the final podium spoils of the Sprint race, while fourth place was a superb result for the returning #11 Team Sunseeker. After a two-race sabbatical following the sinking of their boat in Marseilles, France, this was a fantastic comeback weekend by the British squad.

The #05 Team Tullio Abbate Wild Card entry edged the #47 Silverline Buzzi Bullet boat and the #22 Big Sergio crew in the final race finishers to take the final Grand Prix of the Sea podium spot. It was double jeopardy for the Donzi crews, though, as the #38 Baia High Performance OSG team failed to complete the first lap and the #59 Saho boat failed to start with a transmission problem.


Congratulations Conam Yachts, 7 in a row!!!!!!!!!!!

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