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El Diablo crowned V2 world champions in final race at Lake Como

El Diablo were crowned world champions on Sunday. Photo: El Diablo crowned world champions in the final race. Photo: Massimo Cuichi

Nestled against the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como, in Northern Italy, provided a dramatic backdrop for the fourth and final race of the final Grand Prix of the Voomquest Enemed V2 World Championships. 

The two-day powerboat bonanza was not short of drama.

On Saturday afternoon Jesmond Aquilina and Christian Galea’s team, Marine Diffusion, spinned and overturned. 

Fortunately, no injuries were incurred and the boat underwent a long night of work by the team to have the boat race ready in time for the morning’s trials. 

Following scrutineering the boat was deemed fit to race.

With the World Championship title firmly within their reach, Clive Butler and Sammy Grima’s El Diablo took the lead after leaving in second place from pole position.

They were followed by wild card entry Team Chaudron, raced by Voomquest founder Aaron Ciantar and Ryan Micallef, who due to technical difficulties lost their pole position.

Nevertheless, they managed to retain second place, followed by team Interceptor Remax, driven by Michael Xuereb and Sam Howes.

On Sunday, with the Championship title firmly within their site, El Diablo contintuied their winning streak, taking the lead and finishing on top of the leaderboard. Behind them were Team Chaudron, followed by Interceptor Remax, Marine Diffusion and Cutting Edge.

The final classification for this year’s World Championship saw Interceptor Remax and Cutting Edge take the second and third place on the podiums. 

Racing in Como brings to an end a successful run for the home grown Voomquest brand which returned to racing following a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s simply great and so satisfying to be able to return to racing. The enthusiasm and energy keeps on increasing and so is the interest beyond our shores.  As we now have concluded the final Grand Prix for 2022, we are already working towards next year’s World Championships which promises to be equally exciting and far-reaching,” remarked Aaron Ciantar, Voomquest founder.

In a statement, Voomquest thanked Enemed, Chaudron Powerboats, Yachting Malta, Visit Malta, Virtu Ferries Ltd for their continued support. 

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