Torrente fastest in shortened extra free practice session in Sardegna

Torrente fastest in shortened extra free practice session in Sardegna

14.10.2022: 2022 UIM F1 H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna, Olbia October 14-16 Friday, October 14th 2022

Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna,
Olbia – October 14-16
Friday, October 14th 2022

A fastest lap of 35.04 seconds was sufficient for Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente to top the times in Thursday afternoon’s extra free practice session for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna, round four of this year’s UIM F1H2O World Championship.

The Team Abu Dhabi boats were first on to the water and Torrente laid down the early gauntlet with a lap of 35.06sec at the start of the session, with Phillipe Chiappe a mere 0.02sec adrift of the Florida driver. Torrente shaved another two-tenths of a second off his best tour shortly before the session was yellow-flagged by the Race Director and then halted to enable officials to make modifications to the race course.

Tomorrow (Saturday), a one-hour free practice session follows the customary drivers’ briefing and the all-important qualifying sessions take centre stage on the 1620-metre, eight-pin course from 15.00hrs.

2022 Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna - extra free practice result:

1. Shaun Torrente (USA) Team Abu Dhabi                                       35.04sec                          
2. Phillipe Chiappe (FRA) China CTIC Team                                      35.08sec
3. Thani Al-Qemzi (UAE) Team Abu Dhabi                                       35.67sec                                        
4. Alberto Comparato (ITA) Comparato F1                                      35.77sec
5. Sami Selio (FIN) Sharjah Team                                                      35.94sec
6. Cédric Deguisne (FRA) Maverick Racing                                       36.77sec
7. Jonas Andersson (SWE) Team Sweden                                         36.83sec                                        
8. Ferdinand Zandbergen (NLD) Sharjah Team                                37.36sec                                                                   
9. Alexandre Bourgeot (FRA) Maverick Racing                                40.07sec
10. Alec Weckström (FIN) Gillman Racing                                        44.42sec
11. Filip Roms (FIN) Gillman Racing                                                  46.22sec
Duarte Benavente (POR) F1 Atlantic Team                                      DNS
Kalle Viippo (FIN) Team Sweden                                                       DNS                                  
Bartek Marszalek (POL) Strømøy Racing F1H2O Team                  DNS
Marit Strømøy (NOR) Strømøy Racing F1H2O Team                           DNS                    

- Neil Perkins, photo F1H2=


14.10.2022 / MaP

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