There was bitter disappointment in today’s Grand Prix of Sharjah today when half way round the final lap Philippe Chiappe slowed with a trim issue, Shaun Torrente moved up into second and followed Andersson across the finishing line to retain his title, the two title rivals finishing the season tied on 79 points apiece with Torrente winning on countback.
Andersson told Nigel Quilter after:
Sure it is nice to get the win but this was my chance for the championship and it doesn’t come every year.
I am very disappointed I was fast all race and in the end to win but lose out when you have the same points is very hard to take.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.