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Bianca Bastin to Race in F4-s for Emirates Racing

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Former waterski racer Bianca Bastin will join Emirates Racing for the second round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in Portimão next weekend. 

The 31 year-old from Melk (Austria), silver-medalist in the 2012 Waterski European Championship    will be the second female driver in the Emirates Racing line-up, alongside Marit Strømøy. 

Team owner Paola Gillman and Team Manager Emanuela Procaccini are really pleased to be welcoming her in the team and hope she can gain a lot of experience from competing in the 2019 F4-s season. 

An enthusiastic Bianca Bastin told Powerboat Racing World: 

I am so looking forward to it and I am so happy to get this chance. I never thought that this dream could come true. I hope to learn a lot from the experience from all the people there on and off the water and I want to enjoy every minute of it.

The UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Portugal is set to start on Friday May 17 where F4 boats will be the first to hit the water for a Free Practice session. 



Friday 17 May

13:00 – 13:20    F4  Free Practice 

13:30 – 13:50    F4  Time Trials 

14:00 – 15:30    F1H2O Extra Free Practice 

Saturday May 18 

12:15 – 13:15     F1H2O Free Practice 

13:25 – 13:45     F4 Free Practice 

13:55 – 14:15    F4 Race – Day 1 

14:30 – 15:30    F1H2O Rebellion Qualifications 

15:40 – 16:00   F4 Time Trials

Sunday May 19 

13:00 – 14:00    F1H2O Free Practice 

14:10 – 14:30    F4 Free Practice 

14:40 – 15:00    F4 Race – Day 2 

15:30 – 16:30    F1H2O Grand Prix of Portugal – Algarve 





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Silvia Borgonovi

Silvia graduated at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with a degree in European languages (English, German, Spanish and Portuguese) and Cultures.

She has been attending powerboat races since she was 6 months old!

Her father Giacomo, is the chairman of the Formula Committee, is a member of UIM’s Cominsport and a former Italian Powerboat Federation (FIM) circuit president.

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