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Montavoci back to partner Cappellini

Wednesday, 17 November: Domenico Cirilli, team principal of Spanish outfit Duemme Yacht Broker, has confirmed that Giampaolo Montavoci will partner Guido Cappellini in GSG Ceramic Design in next week’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Montavoci’s return to Class 1 - after opting to compete in the GPS Championship and going on to win the World title - reignites the partnership that first came together at the season-opener in the Brazilian Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro where the all-Italian pairing produced an impressive debut outing, finishing fourth in race 1 and going on to grab a podium with third in race 2.

The move will give Cappellini, who switched Formulas at the beginning of the season after dominating the F1 Powerboat Championship for two decades, winning ten World titles, the opportunity to build on an already impressive debut season in Class 1, with four podiums and two fourth placed finishes putting him into fourth place in the overall points table.

For Montavoci, who last year achieved his best-ever finish in the overall World Championship standings in his twelve years of racing, finishing fourth, it is the chance to continue his extraordinary run of consecutive points-finishes in Class 1, which began back in Arendal in 2007, and now extends to 22 Grands Prix and 26 races.