During the P1 endurance race on Sundag (Istanbul 2009) teams Masforce and Al&Al were fighting for 4th place. Team Masforce Pegase (Marc Sluszny, Micha Robijn and Patrick Huybreghts) tried to shake loose team Al&Al.
Hundreds of spectators on the VIP island watched the struggle close by. The Belgians were not to give in that easily. In one of the last laps on the northern marker on the Bosporus team Masforce was taking the inside turn with team Al&Al breathing in their necks. Micha took the Nor-Tech of team Masforce into a beautiful and very controlled turn around the marker.
Just meters behind them the Italians wanted to dive even closer on the inside but made an impressive spin-out turning their powerboat 180° in just seconds. Such a situation can occur when throttleman and pilot do not communicate clearly. This sudden turn had an impressive impact on the Italian crew as the pictures show. Luckily no one was injured and team Al&Al could continue their race.
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