From tomorrow on the Garda the Persico 69F regattas with FlyingNikka
Fresh from a sumptuous performance over the weekend at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – a tenth place in the class, 14th overall, obtained with a Dallara LMP2 with lower performance than the competition – the Tuscan driver and entrepreneur Roberto Lacorte is ready to go from 600 horsepower of prototype number # 47 of Cetilar Racing, at over 20 knots of speed “skimming the water” of the Persico 69F, the fast boats just under 7 meters long and equipped with foils.
The appointment, the second of the season, is scheduled on Lake Garda (Malcesine to be precise), with the Persico 69F Cup ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.2, three days of racing, from tomorrow until Thursday, in the same waters where mid-July, in crew with the champions Lorenzo Bressani and Enrico Zennaro, Lacorte had won the first, historic event of the newborn circuit.
Also on this occasion, two Persico 69F FlyingNikka will be in the water, both for the Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa: hull number 47 with blue sails, carried by the Vice President and CEO of the pharmaceutical company PharmaNutra SpA, flanked by Bressani (fly controller) and Zennaro (randista); and number 74 with green sails, with a crew made up of helmsman Alessio Razeto, Lorenzo de Felice and Andrea Fornaro, third in the first stage of the circuit.
For the first day of racing, Roberto Lacorte will be replaced at the helm by the 28-year-old Ruggero Tita, from Garda, two times FIV Sailor of the Year, spearhead of the Yellow Flames and the Italian Olympic Team at work for the Tokyo 2021 Games, with a long series of successes in the field of the Nacra 17 Olympic catamaran, including a World title and two European titles, which earned him the current first place in the world ranking list of the category.
Tita will therefore be at the helm of FlyingNikka 47 only tomorrow, waiting for Lacorte to join the team on Lake Garda to race on Wednesday and Thursday, the last day of the Persico 69F Cup ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.2, an event in which 5 “flying” boats participate. capable of reaching exceptional speeds in full foiling, offering a spectacle that has very few equals in the field of sailing.
“After the thrills of the 24 Hours, I have a great desire to get on board FlyingNikka to continue experiencing the sensations that accompanied me during the weekend at Le Mans. They are two totally different contexts, in antithesis in some ways, but they also have many points in common, because going at over 330 per hour with an LMP2 on the Hunaudières straight and flying over the water at 25 knots with a Persico 69F, succeeds to generate the same sensations. And the same adrenaline ”, explains Roberto Lacorte. “I am very happy that a champion like Ruggero Tita can be part of our group, and for this I thank him. I can’t wait to get back on the water to confirm the good things we did two months ago, again on Garda, when we closed the first event of the circuit with a first and third place “.