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F1H2O Torrente fastest in shortened extra free practice session in Sardinia

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2022 UIM F1 H2O WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Italian Grand Prix of Regione Sardegna, Olbia – October 14-16

TORRENTE FASTEST IN SHORTENED EXTRA FREE PRACTICE SESSION

OLBIA (SARDINIA): Friday, October 14: 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

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Date issued: 14/10/2022

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