Voomquest takes powerboat championship to Ischia

Team Atomic & Grey of Belgium clinched the day’s top honour at the Ischia championship

Following the success of last month’s Grand Prix of Italy Trofeo Citta di Chioggia, Voomquest took their successful powerboat racing championship to Ischia, a volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples, Italy.

'Voomquest 004 fuelled by Enemed' began bright and early on Friday with a pilots' briefing followed by an official practice session.

The race was however cancelled due to rough sea conditions.

The first race was held on Saturday afternoon, during which both the V2 class powerboats and the Endurance class participated - a total of 24 boats on one circuit. After a gruelling race, Team Atomic & Grey managed to beat out competition and nab the day’s top honour, with Team Cutting Edge coming in second followed by Team Interceptor Remax making it to podium position.

Team Marine Diffusion did not make it to the finish line following a spectacular 360-degree side-flip with the drivers coming out safe and once on dry land, working against the clock on the engine to make it to Sunday’s races.

The championship saw the return of previous entries from Corsica and Belgium and Malta-homegrown teams Team Cutting Edge and Team Interceptor Remax.

Participating Teams:

Team Marine Diffusion (Dominique and Jean Luc Martini): Corsica, France
Team Atomic & Grey (Benjamin and Robbe Van Riet): Belgium
Team Cutting Edge (Steve Bezzina and Michael Abela): Malta
Team Interceptor Remax (Michael Xuereb and Jonathan Aquilina): Malta