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24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen – Chiappe’s Cinque

There is no let up in Philippe Chiappe’s World title pursuit, 8 days ago in Portimao he won the first round of the 2017 UIM F1H2o Championship and is already favourite to regain the crown for a fourth consecutive year. In France today with Team Nollet he won Class S1 honours and the 24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen overall for the fifth time. The Franco Italian outfit, Team Privilege – Tullio Abbate (below), took the Class S2 overall win and second overall. Their consistency and speed throughout the demanding 24 hour race saw off rival teams with bigger budgets and perhaps bigger names in the cockpit, they finished an impressive 29 laps shy of the overall winner. A full report of the 24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen with Chris Davies’ photographs, a guest article by New Star driver Shaun Torrente will be in Issue #2 of…

Team Nollet hold commanding lead after Day 1

Philippe Chiappe’s Team Nollet held a commanding lead of the 2017 24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen as the night racing session ended late on Sunday night. Chiappe is attempting to win the race for the fifth time in a row and is looking odds on, Team Nollet have a 19 lap cushion on nearest rival VSI Racing in the S1 Class. Team Privilege head the S2 Class as their main challengers all had issues. After eighty six laps, Team Abu Dhabi #36 driven by their UIM F2 reserve driver Rashed Al Remeithi was caught out by the spray coming from two boats just ahead of him. The young UAE driver was unhurt in the blow over, but the left sponson was completely destroyed in the impact. There was more woe for Team Abu Dhabi when at approx 19.00 CET their #35 boat barrel rolled with Alex Carella driving.…

24 Heures motonautiques de Rouen – More drama for Team Abu Dhabi

It’s been a very bad day for Team Abu Dhabi at Rouen. Earlier, after eighty six laps, their #36 boat driven by their UIM F2 reserve driver Rashed Al Remeithi was caught out by the spray coming from two boats just ahead of him. The young UAE driver was unhurt in the blow over, but the left sponson was completely destroyed in the impact. The team then pinned their hopes on the #35 boat. At approx 19.00 CET #35 with Alex Carella driving, the boat barrel rolled and was subsequently recovered. Carella is okay, although in shock. The team are hopeful it can be repaired. Now it’s a race between the mechanics of Team Abu Dhabi and New Star whose #20 boat experienced gearcase failure at a similar time.    

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