Montavoci and Cirilli to run two-boat team
Giampaolo Montavoci and Domenico Cirilli have confirmed they will run a two-boat team in this year’s Class 1 World Offshore Championship.
The renewed collaboration between Italian, Montavoci and Spaniard, Cirilli – first established in 2004 will run under the umbrella of Veneta Marina – Duemme Broker Racing.
Whilst Cirilli will oversee team activities from the shore, Montavoci, who made his Class 1 debut in 1998 and now a veteran of 92 races, will take the throttles partnered by driver, Giorgio Manuzzi, who has enjoyed double-podium success from his 12 starts in the Mercury V8-powered Tencara Duemme under the Spanish flag.
The second Veneta Marina – Duemme Broker Racing outfit sees two relative newcomers to Class 1, Marco Pennesi, with five Class 1 appearances taking the throttles and fellow Italian, Fabio Magnani, who made his Class 1 debut in Dubai last year..
Montavoci, who achieved his best-ever finish in the overall World Championship standings in his twelve years of racing in 2009 finishing fourth in the series, lines up for the first Grand Prix of the season in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 26-28.