The teams participating the 2007 Class 1World Powerboat Championship are ready for the second race of the season, the Norwegian race in Arendal. Everyone is preparing their powerboats for this weekend’s Norwegian Grand Prix. Nicola Giorgi and Tomaso Polli declared: “We have upgraded the engine which gives us more power and top speed, maybe 10-15 mph. The boat is good in terms of acceleration, at the start and in the corners, but more top-end speed is what we needed. Of course, rough conditions suit us best so Arendal is not our ideal circuit, but now at least we have the speed we were missing before.”
The Norwegian circuit in Arendal is Class 1’s 1World Powerboat Championship equivalent to Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix. This eekend, more than 200,000 spectators will descend on this picturesque town, tucked away amongst the fjords of southern Norway, for what promises to be a spectacular Norwegian Grand Prix and a weekend-long festival of entertainment, to celebrate the town’s tenth anniversary as a Class 1 venue.
Arendal Race 2006
Victory is the most successful team to have raced the spectacular Arendal waters. Former World Champions, Saeed Al Tayer and Felix Serralles led the team’s domination, winning the first Class 1 Grand Prix in Arendal in 1994 in Victory 2, with the team taking five wins from nine races to date.