Neapolitans are pushed hard by Briton's Extremeboat

Double victory and an impeccable weekend of racing by Angelo Tedeschi and Fabio Magnani secured the Powerboat P1 Italian Grand Prix SuperSport title for Italian team, Roscioli Hotels Roma.. The teams Neapolitan owner and throttleman, now moves to the head of the championship, a strong endorsement to his pre-season decision to invest in a new boat. The 41ft Chaudron, powered by Mercruiser engines, is clearly capable of heading the fleet in this intensely competitive production class.

In Sunday’s ‘Sprint’, Roscioli Hotels Roma was pushed all the way by the British duo Mike Shelton and Jackie Shelton in Extremeboat – the distance between the two from start to finish never being more than five seconds.

Third place on the day went to the British crew of Drew Langdon and Jan Falkowski driving Buzzi Bullet. It was a superb result following Saturday’s first-leg where the team finished second.. The cumulative effect of a second and third is a well-deserved Grand Prix runners-up spot.

Extremeboat took third place with the Maltese team aboard Chaudron 2, fourth.

On Sunday, the fourth place battle between Casino Portamaso Chaudron and Chinese entry, Sun Lik Beer was a classic ‘cat and mouse’ encounter over a course distance of 52 nautical miles, with Sun Lik Beer eventually finishing a close fourth having moved up the fleet after moving up from eighth. A fourth place finish after exceptional form in 2006, suggests that a win may not be too far way.

The Powerboat P1 World Championship now moves to Travemunde, Germany for rounds five and six over the weekend of 30th June/1st July.

2007 Powerboat P1 World Championship

Italian Grand Prix of the Sea

SuperSport – Round Three

1. – 44 – Roscioli Hotels Roma – It – 200pts

2. – 47 – Buzzi Bullet – GB – 140pts

3. – 55 – Extremeboat – GB – 120pts

4 – 46 – Chaudron – Malta – 100pts

5. – 07 – VoomVoom.com – GB – 80pts

6. – 08 – Sun Lik Beer – China – 50pts

7. – 11 – Team Sunseeker – GB – 20pts

8. – 03 – Carpenter – Italian – 10pts

SuperSport – Round Four

1. – 44 – Roscioli Hotels Roma – It – 100pts

2. – 55 – Extremeboat – British – 80pts

3. – 47 – Buzzi Bullet – British – 60pts

4. – 08 – Sun Lik Beer – Chinese – 50pts

5. – 46 – Chaudron – Maltese – 40pts

6. – 07 – VoomVoom.com – British – 30pts

7. – 11 – Team Sunseeker – British – 20pts

8. – 03 – Carpenter – Italian – 10pts