August 30, 2009: MAMAIA-CONSTANTA, ROMANIA - - Race 1 of the Romanian Grand Prix, round 3 of the UIM WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship was packed with incident and accidents, with the peerless Fazza leading from start-to-finish to claim their second win of the season. Their team-mates and Championship leaders, Victory 1, continued their fine season with a third podium in successive races to take second place.
Welmax had to battle back from eighth place after an incident with Victory 77 as they crossed the start-finish line for the first time, to take their first podium of the season. A spectacular 180 degree flip on one of the more docile corners of the course saw Maritimo 12 crash out on lap 7 and end their weekend’s racing.
Defending World Champion Nadir Bin Hendi and 2007 Champion Arif Al Zafeen, Fazza, followed up this morning’s Edox Pole Position win with another dominant display. A near perfect start saw them get to the first mark ahead of Victory 1, and then produce a flawless performance to comfortably take the chequered flag and with it the joint lead of the Championship. "We had a good start," said Bin Hendi, "and once we were ahead we just pushed till the end of the race."
Fazza - photo credit ©2009 Class 1 World Powerboat Championship
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