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Frode Sundsdal on 6th March 2022

Italian competitors dominated the second round of the 2022 UIM XCAT World Championship held in Fujairah today.
Matteo Niccolini and Tomaso Polli steered SIX to the race win, with fellow countrymen Roberto Lo Piano and Giampaolo Montavoci taking third.
Italy’s Giovanni Carpitella was racing with Aussie Darren Nicholson in 222 Offshore and they secured second overall.

A happy winner, Matteo Noccolini said


There was only one strategy, to stay in front throughout the race.


Taking a well-earned third place Giampaolo Montavoci said


This was a reliable performance from us today in complicated weather conditions. I’m happy with this for sure. Now we head back to race in Italy and we just can’t wait.

You can watch the race here

On a day that will be remembered for Team Abu Dhabi pulling their team from the Xcat World serie, Christer Gustavsson, a senior UIM official said


We have the technology to track the race, but sometimes communication between people is more difficult.

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