UIM Class 1 Offshore GP Season lifts off

Team Abu Dhabi wrapped up a near-perfect start to their 2015 title challenge with Gary Ballough and John Tomlinson taking their second win in race 2 in Salerno. “This has been a fantastic few days for Team Abu Dhabi and a perfect way to start the season,” said team spokesman Salem Al-Remeithi. “The team is very focussed and we really feel we can win the Championship this year.”

Class 1 2015 Salerno Grand Prix

The American duo took full advantage of starting from pole to come home ahead of Victory’s resurgent Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir bin Hendi who qualified in fourth.

CClass 1 2015 Salerno Grand Prix

Miles Jennings and Giovanni Carpitella brought T-Bone Station home in third after a second place in qualifying, ahead of the second Abu Dhabi boat with rookie Niclas Johansson and Christian Zaborowski in Energima Zabo R in fifth.

Class 1 2015 Salerno Grand Prix

The result puts Team Abu Dhabi’s Gary Ballough and John Tomlinson at the top of the Championship standings on a maximum 40 points, with Abu Dhabi 5 and T-Bone station tied in second spot with 24 points.

Class 1 2015 Salerno Grand Prix

In V1 Chaudron’s Aaron Ciantar and Dominique Martini turned the tables on pole-sitters and race 1 winners RG87 Karelpiu to take their first win, with Bernico New Star finishing in thid spot.

Class 1 2015 Salerno Grand Prix

2015 Salerno Grand Prix – Race 2 result / C1

1. Abu Dhabi 6 – Gary Ballough (USA)/John Tomlinson (USA)

2. Victory – Arif Saif Al-Zafeen (UAE)/Nadir bin Hendi (UAE)

3. T-Bone Station – Giovanni Carpitella (ITA)/ Miles Jennings (GBR)

4. Abu Dhabi 5 – Majid Al-Mansoori (UAE)/Rashid Al-Tayer (UAE)

4. Energima Zabo Racing – Christian Zaborowski (NOR)/Niclas Johansson (SWE)

2015 Salerno Grand Prix – Race 2 result / V1

1. Chaudron – Aaron Chiantar (MLT)/Dominque Martini (FRA)

2. RG87 Karelpiu – Federico Montanari (ITA)/Giuseppe Schiano (ITA)

3. Bernico New Star – Nico Bertels (BEL)/D Vandyshev (RUS)

2015 Salerno Grand Prix – Pole Position 2 / C1

1. Abu Dhabi 6 – Gary Ballough (USA)/John Tomlinson (USA) – 2:29.1s

2. T-Bone Station – Giovanni Carpitella (ITA)/ Miles Jennings (GBR) – 2:32.1s

3. Abu Dhabi 5 Majid Al-Mansoori (UAE)/Rashid Al-Tayer (UAE) – 2:33.1s

4. Victory – Arif Saif Al-Zafeen (UAE)/Nadir bin Hendi (UAE) – 2:34.0s

5. Energima Zabo Racing – Christian Zaborowski (NOR)/Niclas Johansson (SWE) – 2:37.4s

2015 Salerno Grand Prix – Pole Position 2 / V1

1. RG87 Karelpiu – Federico Montanari (ITA)/Giuseppe Schiano (ITA) – 3:00.0s

2. Chaudron – Aaron Chiantar (MLT)/Dominque Martini (FRA) – 3:23.2s

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