Victory and Chaudron are the new 2014 World Champions

V1 Powerboating team Chaudron - courtesy of Cass 1Race 2 honours in V1 went to Bernico-New Star’s Belgium duo, Nico Bertels and Frank Hemelaer, with fourth place for race 1 winners Aaron Ciantar and Dominique Martini in Chaudron good enough to seal the V1 World Championship.

Arif Al Zaffain and Nadir Bin Hendi delivered another racing master class to win race 2 of the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi and claim Victory Team’s 14th World title. Despite the disappointment of today’s retirement Ugur Isik and Cristian Zaborowski’s season-haul of five podiums was enough to give them the runners-up slot in the World Championship, with Luca Fendi and Giovanni Carpitella in third.
Not for the first time this season the V1 teams produced some great racing, with the lead changing hands and the race for the podium places hotly contested. After yesterday’s somewhat fraught day for Bernico-New Star’s four man squad, DQ’d from both qualifying and race 1, Nico Bertels and Frank Hemelaer came back in style to take a well-deserved win.

Champions elect Chaudron got the jump on pole-sitters Aquasport and led from the start with Bernico-New Star giving chase and keeping the gap too under eight seconds. On Lap 5 Bernico-New Star hit the front and pulled away from a struggling Chaudron to take their second win of the year. It was a frustrating afternoon for Hercules Sagemann’s Andreas Podolsky and Udo Gross who struggled with technical problems, completing just five laps, Silverline’s Ian Blacker and Drew Langdon sidelined before the start with broken engine.

C1 Powerboating team Victory - Courtesy of Class 1

V1 Powerboating team Chaudron - courtesy of Class 1

C1 Belgian Powerboating team Aquasport - courtesy of Class 1

V1 Belgian Powerboating team Bernico - courtesy of Class 1

2014 World Champions V1 Maltese Powerboating team Chaudron - courrtesy of Class 1

V1 close powerboating starring Karelpiu and Tommy One - courtesy of Class 1

2014 World Champions C1 Powerboating team Victory - courrtesy of Class 1

Race control with Jean-Marie Van Lancker (middle) - courtesy of Class 1

C1 Italian Powerboating Team Fendi Racing - courtesy of Class 1

V1 Italian Powerboating team Karelpiu - courtesy of Class 1

C1 Italian Powerboating Team Fendi Racing - courtesy of Class 1

C1 Austrian Powerboating Team New Star Racing - courtesy of Class 1

V1 German Powerboating team Searex - courtesy of Class 1

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