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Martignoni and Casiraghi team-up for electric powered XCAT record

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Daniele Martignoni has announced that next year he will bolt four electric motors on an XCAT hull and attempt a water speed record between Cannes and Monaco.

Martignoni who currently competes in the XCAT Racing World Championship driving for the AL & AL Team (above) will team-up with Pierre Casiraghi, the son ‎of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Stefano, who lost his life during the 1990 UIM Class 1 World Championship.

Pierre and Stefano Casiraghi

The project will be developed in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, the UIM and Niccolò Vassena.

The announcement was made at the Yacht Club de Monaco yesterday at an initiative dedicated to sustainability.

The Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, organised by the club and the UIM was attended by industry experts and representatives of international motor federations, including the FIA and FAI.

President of the UIM Raffale Chiulli said:

Motorsport is a great laboratory to test new technological solutions and the future of motor boating will be increasingly linked to eco-friendly propulsions.

Sport has the power to catalyse attention to sustainable mobility, aggregating investments and stimulating innovation in this green revolution.

Top Photo: Daniele Martignoni, Raffaele Chiulli, Marco Casiraghi and Niccolò Vassena.


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John Moore

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.

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