F1H2O – In a shortened free practice Friday at Sardinia, Torrente is the fastest
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.
n one week’s time the UIM F1H2O World Championship tour is set to return to the beautiful island of Sardinia after a 18 year absence.
Giovanni Chessa, Councilor for tourism in the Sardinia region, said: “I am pleased to contribute to this world class event, which will bring great visibility to Sardinia over 14-16 October, also thanks to the fabulous location of Olbia where the F1H2O World Championship will be hosted.”