Maurizio Carando sits on top of the Macau leader-board tonight, the Italian took a race win in heat 1 and a third in the final heat.
Britain’s Andy Wilby is just 10 points behind him, and could have been topping the standings if the second race hadn’t been declared null and void.
Wilby took the spoils in heat 2, although sadly for him, Officer of the Day, Rory Power declared that the competitors had not observed the correct start procedure.
Erko Aabrhams found his form in heat 3 with a fine win, the Estonian was driving the boat that Drew Langdon won with last November in Hong Kong.
Britain’s Mile Jennings is fourth overall, he enjoyed an incredible battle with Carando in heat 1 and finished second to the Italian.
The vastly experience racer thoroughly enjoyed the race, thrilled the crowds in equal measure, and was leading heat 3 when his boat hooked and caused him to lose his position.
Retired Fire Fighter Barry Culver impressed in his first circuit races, the 2016 UIM 3A World Champion is not only one of the most decent people in the sport, he is a committed racer.
There will be 3 more races tomorrow to decide the Macau Asia Powerboat Championship.
Asia Powerboat Championship - Macau
|Driver||#||Country||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Total|
|Siu Chun Kit||18||HKG||35||0||43||81||39||39||237|
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.