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    Torrente Uses Warm “Floridays” to his Advantage!

    ABU DHABI - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Last years UIM F1 H2O World Championship sensational rookie Shaun Torrente of the Qatar Team is out to prove to his new team and the rest of the world that he is ready to make the next big move in the sport, challenging for wins and podium finishes in 2012.

    With the opening round of the new campaign less than seven weeks away scheduled for the ninth and 10th of March in Doha, Qatar, Shaun is taking advantage of his home waters and driving less than a half hour from his home in South Florida to his marina in Key Largo where the waters are always warm 26C (78F) and the boating on Florida Bay and the open Atlantic are some of the most sought after anywhere in North America.

    "It's so great to get out on the water and just enjoy boating for what it is, relaxing and a way to take the family on a fun filled day together and isn't that what life is all about," asked Shaun.

    "We participate in a lot of charity "poker runs" around the state including the Gulf of Mexico on the West Coast of Florida and socializing with other people who enjoy the water and spread the word about our F1 series which is great to do as well."

    Shaun, who recently joined the Qatar Team for the 2012 campaign, holds multiple titles in the ChampBoat, SST-120 (F2) and SST-45 (F4) in North America in the last decade. He came to the UIM F1 H2O World Championship a year ago and accumulated more points than any other rookie finishing with 16 on the strength of his finishes at the Grand Prix of Qatar where he took fourth place and a fifth place at the season's final round in Sharjah last December.

    The 33 year-old driver joins a talented group that took the Team Championship a year ago and is hi-lited by newly crowned World Champion Alex Carella of Italy and new local Qatari driver Khalid Al Shamlan who arrives from the Formula 4S series.

    "I'm really looking forward to working with what I consider the series most talented people in Team Manager Khalid Al Kuwari and engine guru and racing strategist Brendan Power who I've already spent time with at his race headquarters in Tampa, Florida. I think we will have a great relationship and hopefully more success for the team in 2012."

    When Shaun isn't working he loves to head to the marina straight away with his wife Flavia and his young daughter Isabella in his 28 foot (9 meter) Skater catamaran boat which can reach speeds of over 100mph or 162 kph fulfilling his "need for speed" until at the least it's time to head for the opening race of the 2012 UIM F1 H2O World Championship for power boating at the 10th Annual Grand Prix of Qatar in Doha on the ninth and 10th of March.

    You can follow the series by going to the official website at www.f1h2o.com

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    Default Stromoy is Betting On More Success for 2012!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    One of the most dynamic and popular drivers in the history of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship, Marit Stromoy of Norway, continues to build on her ever growing notoriety on and off the water by adding a new partner in sponsorship with EUROLOTTO for the upcoming 2012 campaign.

    "I'm so excited about having EUROLOTTO join my organization and our Team Nautica organization for 2012," stated Marit. "This giant company is a first class organization who last season worked in the WRC Rally series but has come over and joined us on the UIM F1 H2O tour for the new year and I couldn't be more pleased."

    The 35 year-old driver from Tonsberg shocked the racing world a year ago when she earned her first pole position at the Grand Prix of Portugal making her the first women in international motor-sports competition to accomplish the feat.

    Marit was holding her own leading the race, until, a re-start incident with American Shaun Torrente in a fight for first place gained her more worldwide attention when the spectacular accident was caught on video and photographed around the globe continuously for the following week.

    "Yes, 2011 was really a breakout year for me," stated Stromoy. "Earning pole position in Portugal and later a fine second starting position in Abu Dhabi last December, I think, proved to everyone that we are here to stay and that it is only a matter of time before we earn our first outright victory. Hopefully if we play our cards right, 2012 will be that magical moment for me and the rest of the Nautica Team."

    Joining Marit on the American owned Team Nautica organization will be veteran racer Rinaldo Osculati driving for Switzerland who earned a championship point a year ago with a 10th place finish at the Grand Prix of Russia in Kazan.

    "Rinni, is the perfect teammate to have at your side," commented Marit. "He is calm, level headed and is never someone who gets in your way of preparing for a race weekend. When it's time for total concentration for the job at hand he's right there ready to help you as much as he is with his own boat. It's a pleasure to have him with the organization."

    Another vital member of the team that is returning for 2012 is ex-F1 pilot and now head mechanic and mentor for Marit is Italian Fabio Comparato. The one-time race winner from nearby Venice had a steady influence with Marit a year ago.

    Fabio ranks eighth all-time in total points in F1 during his 100 Grand Prix starts and has earned the respect of the young Norwegian who continues her climb up the ladder of success as she begins her sixth season.

    "Fabio is a person we all look up too on this team," said Stromoy. "He has been around for nearly two decades and has seen it all, the good, the bad and unfortunately the ugly as well. We are betting we will all do better this season with another year of Mr. Comparato in our teams line-up."

    Marit, when not racing, continues her ever growing entertainment career as one of Northern Europe's fastest rising and glamorous stars. Her next big singing and dancing engagement is scheduled for St. Petersburg, Russia.

    All this, while at the same time in the next couple of weeks, venturing off to Abu Dhabi preparing all the race team equipment that is necessary for staging the start to the 2012 campaign.

    The curtain opens on the new season with the 10th Grand Prix of Qatar along the city center on the ninth and 10th of March on one of the year's most challenging circuits.

    To be successful in Doha, the drivers will have to navigate around a race course that is partially exposed to the open edge of the Gulf, which means a possibility of large rollers and possible rouge waves affecting the Grand Prix and pushing its drivers to the maximum.

    This is why only the world's most talented drivers can compete on the UIM F1 H2O World Championship stage.

    After five years Marit Stromoy is becoming one of those drivers who name is starting to become common place at the top of the leader board in any Grand Prix. You can bet on it!

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    DOHA, Qatar - March 7, 2012 - Shaun Torrente, from USA, new member of Qatar Team for 2012 season. He drives boat n°2 and Alex Carella, World Champion 2011, drives boat n°1
    Photo: Alex Carella

    Check out this video..

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    The new F1 Four stroke look..!!
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    Default F1 World Champ Alex Carella is ready…!!

    ..to do it again..

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    So Lars what did you think of the Caudwell team?

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    Long live the 2 stroke!

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    Long live whatever keeps Boat Racing healthy and moving forward. ! ! !

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