Locally built rig dominates P1 Supersport event
The crew of Conam Yachts, the reigning SuperSport champion Angelo Tedeschi and local Maltese Aaron Ciantar, achieved their second win of the weekend and their fifth of the year in Sunday’s P1 SuperSport Sprint contest to secure overall victory in the Malta Grand Prix of the Sea.
The duo – in their Mercury-powered Maltese built Chaudron hull – dominated the race from the start romping home to another unchallenged victory. Baia High Performance finished second after a three-way battle for the remaining podium places against the crews of VoomVoom.com and Silverline Buzzi Bullet.
VoomVoom.com pairing of Gareth Williams and Vahid Ganjavian spun out two laps from the end. Despite this set-back they were still able to push the crew of Baia High Performance, Stefano Acanfora and Renato Guidi, to the chequered flag and retain their second place in the SuperSport championship table.
VoomVoom.com‘s recovery was helped by technical problems suffered by Jan Falkowski and Drew Langdon in Silverline Buzzi Bullet causing them to drop back to fourth in the closing stages.
Spirit of Portomaso and Big Sergio rounded out the finishers. Saho was forced to turn back to port before the race even started while the driver of Phoenix 8, Martin Lai, missed his first SuperSport race in three years – a legacy of the engine problems that blighted the team’s race on Saturday.