China Team took second and third place in the Powerboat Championship
The F1 Powerboat World Championship ended with the CITC China Team thrilling the crowd with a historic breakthrough at Shenzhen Bay Inner Lake Park. The China team Philippe Chiappe got second place with only 1.95 seconds behind the champion Singha Beer’s Francesco Cantando.
French powerboat driver Chiappe, is now eighth in the ranking on the points table this season. The China Team’s other driver Swede Pierre Lundin took won third place is now ranked at sixth place in the points table. Race results were satisfactory, especially with driver Chiappe who lost races due to mechanical failures. Although Chiappe is French he is proud competing for the China team this being the fourth year he raced with the team.
China team’s other driver had a chance to pass Chiappe during the race but didn’t want to risk a collision. Lundin said he concentrated on following Chiappe all the way and felt proud standing with him on the podium. It was a tough race both drivers said since the course was very short and it was difficult to overtake other drivers.
The first leg of the China Grand Prix was held in Linyi, Shandong Province, the second leg in Liuzhou, Guangxi and the third leg was in Shenzhen this month.