UIM Class 1 offshore powerboat GP in Terracina Italy

Miles Jennings and Alfredo Amato produced one of the most popular and surprising results of the weekend with a simply sensational win in race 2 of the Mediterranean Grand Prix, which started to turn dramatically on its head as early as lap 8 of 15. The Anglo-Italian duo were running strongly in fourth place ahead of Poliform and were then elevated to third when Luca Formilli Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella’s race ended on lap 8 with a broken torque sensor. Two laps later race leader Victory slowed to a crawl after breaking a propeller and were passed by Zabo-Isiklar with LFF8 now up into second place.

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Turkey cool runnings in the Class 1 Offshore GP

Victory’s Arif Al Zaffain and Mohammed Al Marri banished all memories of yesterday’s early exit in race 1 and produced an emphatic start-to-finish win in race 2 of the Isiklar Turkish Grand Prix. The Dubai pairing led from the flag and were pulling away from race 1 winners’ HUB Team Australia and LFFendi10, when the race was red-flagged after Team Abu Dhabi’s Faleh Al Mansoori and Rashed Al Tayer hooked and turned over on lap 2, forcing the second restart of the weekend – both drivers emerging from the upturned boat unhurt.

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Faster than Bruce Lee in the Sanya Class 1 World Powerboat China Grand Prix

SANYA (China): Arif Al Zaffain and Mohammed Al Marri wrapped up the perfect opening to their season, winning race 2 of the Sanya Grand Prix to add to their wins in qualifying and race 1 to complete their Sanya hat-trick. But Ugur Isik and Christian Zaborowski’s hopes of carrying the fight to Victory 3 and adding to their double podium seconds, ended in spectacular fashion when they barrel-rolled Zabo-Isiklar at the first turn.

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The newly crowned World Champions finish in style at the Abu Dhabi Class 1 UIM Offshore Grand Prix 2012

Mohammed Al Marri completed their Abu Dhabi Grand Prix treble after cruising to a comfortable victory in race 2. Their seventh of the season, ends a near perfect season for the Champions, claiming top spot in the World, Middle East and Edox Pole Position Championships

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Class racing at Lake Como in Italy so fasten your seat belts its 160mph+ in the Class 1 offshore GP

Spirit of Qatar’s Ali Al Neama and Matteo Nicolini produced a simply stunning performance in this afternoon’s thriller on Lake Como to win race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix.Victory’s Arif Al Zafeen and Mohammed Al Marri just failed to pull off what would have been a remarkable win-double finishing second, with Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani and Steve Curtis making it a double podium celebration for the Qatari Team finishing third in Spirit of Qatar 96.

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Its another 160mph high speed world title for the Class 1 offshore power boat Victory Team

Arif Al Zafeen and Mohammed Al Marri produced another faultless display to win race 2 of the Skydive Dubai & Dubai Duty Free Grand Prix and clinch the 2011 UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship. In what has been a difficult week for the Dubai team the scratch pairing of Al Zafeen and Al Marri, racing together for the first time, responded in the best way possible to complete a hat-trick of wins in their home Grand Prix, their double race win clinching an eleventh World title for Victory Team.

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Who has become the 2011 European Champions at 160mph in the Class 1 Italian offshore Grand Prix

Victory’s Arif Al Zafeen and Nadir bin Hendi completed the perfect weekend winning race 2 of the Italian Grand Prix to clinch the 2011 Class 1 European Championship in an incident-filled afternoon which saw Italians Luca Formilli Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella crash out.

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Do the can-can at Cannes international boat and yacht show 2011

With 80,000 m2 of exhibition space on land and in water, and more than 500 boats on display, the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes is Europe’s leading in-water boat and yacht show and no doubt one of the world’s most prestigious. It attracts more than 54,000 visitors from the four corners of the globe, to discover close to 200 new international models, presented in their world debut. This extraordinary event is being held in Cannes and kicks off from 6th – 11th September, a favourite spot where glamour and luxury meet.

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