Clive Butler and Sammy Grima driving El Diablo, have won the inaugural UIM V2 Enemed World Championship in Marina di Ragusa, Sicily, today.
The Maltese pairing had never raced together as a team prior to this championship, but their talent, determination and overall positive attitude brought a championship win to their names and they topped the overall rankings with 181 points.
This weekend also brings the VOOMQUEST Enemed UIM V2 World Powerboat Championship season of 2019 to a close where Marine Diffusion took second place in the championship with 163 points and Freccia Blu were third place with 158 points.
Today saw Race 3 of GP4 – the final race for this championship, during which Marine Diffusion placed first, followed by Interceptor Remax who battled with Cutting Edge to regain their second.
El Diablo followed, whilst Freccia Blu never made it to the finish line.
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.