Giampaolo Montavoci will be in the cockpit beside Guido Cappellini aboard Spirit of Gabon, for the next C-1 World Championship race in the African Country by the city of Libreville. As usual, he will be throttleman while Guido will be the driver.
Montavoci and Cappellini can count on a successful partnership in Class-1, right on that very same boat (aka Poliform 74): they raced together 11 times with two third places (in Brasil and Dubai 2010) and a victory (Cernobbio 2011).
Pairing up with Giampaolo makes me confident: not only we are a proven team but he has also demonstrated a good feeling in the first tests with the new Mercury engines. I’m sure we can be very competitive from the very first minute in the Guinea Gulf.
After a one-race break, I’m back in the top Championship with the usual determination. After all, I’ve been racing in Class-1 since 1998, never skipping any championship and attending over 100 races. My experience, and even more the team spirit with Guido, will be surely useful on a completely new race field.
A class-1 boat is 40ft long minimum, with a couple of engines limited to 850HP each (1700 total) for top speed on the water in the 140s knots (over 160mph or 250 Km/h), driven by two pilots in a small yet perfectly functional cockpit. When seen closely and out of the water, a C-1 catamaran is even sleeker and more impressive than on the water.
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