|Powerboat P1 2009|
Hannes Bohinc enjoyed nothing short of an incredible debut season with OSG Racing. The trio of him, Giovanni Carpitella and team owner Giancarlo Cangiano became formidable opposition for fellow competitors to contend with and they would eventually claim the Powerboat P1 Evolution class title.
Already a well respected and decorated figure in the world of powerboat racing and the 2005 P1 World Champion, 49-year-old Austrian Bohinc announced his return to the top flight in March 2009. Following success in the 2008 Round Britain, he had initially been keen to race his own Wettpunkt.com boat but the rules did not favour a diesel entry and a chance meeting with 2006 P1 World Champion Cangiano changed Bohincs mind.
Despite his success across 20 years being exclusively diesel powered, Bohinc was immediately impressed by the credentials and performance of both the man and machine he would be working closely with.
“We recently tested the boat on Lake Como and I was very impressed with the engine/boat combination.” he said of SNAV OSG, the US-built Outerlimits SV-43, powered by Mercury twin 9.1litre supercharged V8s, capable of generating over 1500hp. “Giancarlo is a gentleman and an accomplished powerboat racer. He does things the right way with passion and excellence. It promises to be a very exciting season.”
The 2009 campaign, which began in May, started in the best possible fashion for OSG Racing as the team