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Shaun Torrente - 1

TEAM: Abu Dhabi
HULL: DAC
COUNTRY: United States
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: Miami, Florida USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 13/08/1978
PLACE OF BIRTH: Homestead, USA
HEIGHT: 178 CM
WEIGHT: 65 KG
RACING SUPER LICENSE:
MECHANICS - CREW:

1 - Giacomino Curti
2 - Dennis Cappellini
3 - Alessandro Cremona (Radioman)

DEBUT: 2007
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 53
RACE STARTS: 51
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 1
BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 1
BEST RACE FINISH: 1
BEST QUALIFYING POSITION: 1
CAREER PODIUMS: 22
WIN: 9
2ND: 4
3RD: 9
CAREER POINTS: 471
POLE POSITION: 9
LAST WIN: Xiamen 2019
LAST PODIUM: 2-Evian 2019
LAST POLE: Xiamen 2019
PROFILE

SHAUN TORRENTE is one of the most dynamic and committed drivers on the tour and last season fulfilled his lifelong ambition to win the world title. He finished runner-up in the title race in 2016 and 2013 and has taken third overall twice. He joined the Victory Team at the Grand Prix of France in 2015, moving to Team Abu Dhabi at the end of 2017.

He made a somewhat inauspicious first appearance in the championship in 2007, starting his first full season in 2011 joining Team Qatar. From 51 starts he has won nine times with 13 podium finishes, qualifying in pole position nine times.

His racing career began in the USA when he was 15, going on to be a SST-120 (F2) world champion twice in 2002 and 2003, then moving up and winning the North American F1 Championship three times.

WIN:8 / 2ND: 3 / 3RD: 9 / POLE POSITION:8 / BEST OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: 1
GRAND PRIX ENTERED: 50 / RACE STARTS: 48
DEBUT: 2007

Last Win: Portimao 2019 / Last Podium: 3-Sharjah 2018 / Last Pole: Portimao 2019

CAREER INFOS

2018 - F1H2O World Champion
2017 - 8th F1H2O World Championship
2016 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2015 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2014 - 3rd F1H2O World Championship
2013 - 2nd F1H2O World Championship
2012 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
2011 - 11th F1H2O World Championship
2007 - 29th F1H2O World Championship
2006 - Rookie of the Year US Champ Boat Series
2005 - SST-120 Champ Boat Series Champion
2005 - SST-120 Cincinnati Champion
2003 - SST-120 World Champion
2002 - SST-120 World Champion
2001 - SST-120 National Champion
1996 - SST-45 National Champion
1994 - Started SST-45
1992 - Started racing Mini GT at14 years old

2019 DRIVER GALLERY
2019 DRIVER NEWS
October 20, 2019
SHAUN TORRENTE WINS CENSTAR GRAND PRIX OF CHINA AND REGAINS THE LEAD IN THE TITLE
Sunday, 20 October, XIAMEN (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente held his nerve and survived an incident-filled race to take a start-to-finish and hard earned victory in the UIM F1H2O ...
F1H2O
October 20, 2019
TORRENTE STRIKES BACK TO TAKE POLE POSITION FOR THE CENSTAR GRAND PRIX OF CHINA
Sunday, 20 October, XIAMEN, (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente will start this afternoon’s UIM F1H2O Censtar Grand Prix of China from pole position after pulling out a simply ...
F1H2O
October 18, 2019
SHAUN TORRENTE COMFORTABLY QUICKEST IN PRACTICE
Friday, 18 October, XIAMEN (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente was the early pacesetter ahead of tomorrow’s Rebellion official qualifying and the UIM F1H2O Censtar Grand Prix of ...
F1H2O
May 19, 2019
TORRENTE WINS UIM F1H2O GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL THRILLER
Sunday, 19 May, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente survived a race long onslaught from teammate Thani Al Qemzi in an absolute thriller on the Arade River in Portimao to win ...
F1H2O
May 18, 2019
THREE IN A ROW AS TORRENTE TAKES POLE POSITION IN PORTIMAO
Saturday, 18 May, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Shaun Torrente’s title defence got off to the perfect start after taking his third successive pole position in Portimao, posting his best lap of 42.58s ...
F1H2O
2018 DRIVER GALLERY
2018 DRIVER NEWS
December 13, 2018
STARK STRIKES FIRST AS ABU DHABI TRIO GO QUICKEST
Thursday, 13 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Less than a second split the top six in this morning’s extra free practice with Team Abu Dhabi’s title chasing trio enjoying a gentle sparring ...
F1H2O
November 27, 2018
ABU DHABI WTHIN IN TOUCHING DISTANCE OF DRIVERS AND TEAMS WORLD TITLES
Tuesday, 27 November: Team Abu Dhabi stands on the cusp of clinching successive drivers and teams world championships and securing one or both could well happen on home waters at the UIM F1H2O Grand ...
F1H2O
November 18, 2018
TORRENTE WINS DRAMATIC GRAND PRIX OF INDIA AND LEADS THE TITLE RACE
Sunday, 18 November, AMARAVATI (India): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente capped a perfect weekend in Amaravati with a faultless drive to win the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of India and move to the top ...
F1H2O
November 17, 2018
TORRENTE PRODUCES A STUNNING FINAL LAP TO SNATCH POLE POSITION IN AMARAVATI
Saturday, 17 November, AMARAVATI (India): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente produced a stunning final run in today’s top-six shootout to cap a thrilling BRM Official Qualifying session, ...
F1H2O
November 16, 2018
TORRENTE TOPS TIME SHEETS IN PRACTICE
Friday, 16 November, AMARAVATI (India): Shaun Torrente laid down his marker ahead of this weekend’s UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of India in Amaravati, topping the time sheets in today’s 90 ...
F1H2O
November 15, 2018
ABU DHABI TRIO LOOKING TO EXTEND ADVANTAGE IN TITLE RACE
Thursday, 15 November: Abu Dhabi’s Thani Al Qemzi, Erik Stark and Shaun Torrente will be aiming to extend their points’ advantage in the drivers and teams championship standings when ...
F1H2O
September 23, 2018
TORRENTE HEADS UP AN ALL TEAM ABU DHABI PODIUM IN XIANGYANG
Sunday, 22 September, XIANGYANG (China): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente, Thani Al Qemzi and Erik Stark took another huge step towards the driver and team world titles in today’s UIM ...
F1H2O
September 22, 2018
TORRENTE AND STARK CELEBRATE TEAM ABU DHABI ONE-TWO IN BRM QUALIFYING
Saturday, 22 September, XIANGYANG (China): Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente and Erik Stark will start tomorrow’s UIM F1H2O Agile Grand Prix of  Xiangyang in first and second place with the ...
F1H2O
September 21, 2018
TORRENTE HEADS STARK IN ABU DHABI ONE-TWO IN PRACTICE
Friday, 21 September, XIANGYANG (China): Team Abu Dhabi was once again the dominant force when drivers got their first experience of the 2.23km, 7-pin circuit on the Han River ahead of this ...
F1H2O
June 16, 2018
TORRENTE ON TOP IN OFFICIAL PRACTICE
Saturday, 16 June, LONDON (England): Team Abu Dhabi’s Shaun Torrente maintained his strangle hold of the ‘top spot’ in the listings, posting the fastest time of 38.34s in this ...
F1H2O
May 20, 2018
TORRENTE WINS GRAND PRIX OF PORTUGAL
Sunday, 20 May, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Shaun Torrente rounded off a perfect weekend in Portimao with a lights to flag victory at the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Portugal, leading home his  teammate ...
F1H2O
May 19, 2018
TORRENTE STORMS TO POLE POSITION IN PORTIMAO
Saturday, 19 May, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Shaun Torrente made a winning start in his first competitive outing for Team Abu Dhabi with a blistering 41.68s lap on his first run around the 1.973km Arade ...
F1H2O
May 19, 2018
TORRENTE LOOKING FOR SECOND POLE IN PORTIMAO
Saturday, 19 May, Portimao (Portugal): Shaun Torrente topped the time sheets in this afternoon’s practice with a 43.29s lap and heads into this afternoon’s BRM Official Qualifying going ...
F1H2O
2017 DRIVER NEWS
December 16, 2017
TEAM ABU DHABI SIGNS SHAUN TORRENTE
Saturday, 16 December: World Champions Team Abu Dhabi has confirmed that it has signed Shaun Torrente in a two-year deal.   Less than 24 hours after landing a second teams’ world ...
F1H2O
June 30, 2017
TORRENTE UPBEAT AND RELISHING CHALLENGE AHEAD
Friday, 30 June, EVIAN (France): Shaun Torrente will line up in Evian at this Weekend's UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of France looking to heal a self-inflicted wound and get the win that ‘eluded’ ...
F1H2O
April 23, 2017
TORRENTE TAKES POLE IN DRAMATIC QUALIFYING SESSION
Sunday, 23 April, PORTIMAO (Portugal): Shaun Torrente made the perfect start to the season and will start the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Portugal from pole position after going quickest with a 42.80 ...
F1H2O
March 27, 2017
SCOTT GILLMAN CONFIRMS NEW LOOK AND EXCITING NEW LINE UP
Monday, 27 March: Probably the biggest news to unravel pre-season is now official with Scott Gillman confirming an exciting new driver line up in his rebranded Victory Team, with Ahmed Al Hameli ...
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2016 DRIVER GALLERY
2016 DRIVER NEWS
December 16, 2016
TORRENTE WINS IN SHARJAH - CHIAPPE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION
Friday, 16 December, SHARJAH, (UAE): Shaun Torrente did everything he possibly could in his bid to win the world title with a superb victory in the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah, but it was the man ...
F1H2O
December 13, 2016
SHARJAH SET FOR TITLE DECIDER – CHIAPPE VERSUS TORRENTE
Tuesday, 13 December, SHARJAH (UAE): Philippe Chiappe and Shaun Torrente will go head-to-head at the final Grand Prix of the season in Sharjah this week [14-16] to determine who will be crowned the ...
F1H2O
October 1, 2016
CHIAPPE LOOKING TO PILE ON THE PRESSURE AND ADD TO SLENDER POINTS ADVANTAGE
Saturday, 1 October, Frenchman Philippe Chiappe will be looking to press home his advantage and add to his slender points’ lead when the thrilling race for the world title resumes at the Grand ...
F1H2O
September 25, 2016
WHO’S IN THE MIX HEADING INTO THE SEASON END RUN IN?
Sunday, 25 September: As the UIM F1H2O World Championship heads into the critical final three races, five drivers still have a solid chance to come away with the 2016 Championship.   Starting ...
F1H2O
September 4, 2016
EXPECTATIONS BUILDING FOR UIM F1H2O GRAND PRIX CLASSIC IN HARBIN
Sunday, 4 September, HARBIN (China): With less than two hours to the start to the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Harbin, the anticipation that it might just be a classic is building.   After this ...
F1H2O
September 4, 2016
TORRENTE LOOKING TO FIGHT FOR EVERY POINT
Sunday, 4 September, HARBIN (China): Victory Team’s Shaun Torrente says he will fight for every place and every point in order not to lose his grip in the current three-way title fight. ...
F1H2O
July 26, 2016
TANTALISING THREE-WAY TITLE FIGHT SET TO CONTINUE IN PORTIMAO
Tuesday, 26 July, PORTIMAO (Portugal): The tantalising three-way fight that is unfolding in the 2016 title race between Alex Carella, Shaun Torrente and defending champion Philippe Chiappe is set to ...
F1H2O
July 21, 2016
TORRENTE WILL BE GUNNING FOR WIN THAT ELUDED HIM IN FRANCE
Thursday, 21 July: Shaun Torrente will have just one result on his mind in round 3 of the UIM F1H2O World Championship when it returns to Portimao for the Grand Prix of Portugal on 29-31 July, the ...
F1H2O
July 17, 2016
TORRENTE'S MISTAKE HANDS CARELLA A SOLID VICTORY IN EVIAN!
Sunday, 17 July, EVIAN (France): Veteran three-time World Champion Alex Carella of Team Abu Dhabi mixed talent with luck for 48 laps and ended up coming home with a well- earned 11.72 second victory ...
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July 16, 2016
TORRENTE TEASES FIELD DURING ROUGH CONDITIONS ON LAC LEMAN!
Saturday, 16 July, EVIAN (France): On a day when rough waves ended any chances of holding official BRM Qualifying for the 20th Grand Prix of France on Lac Leman, the 20 drivers from 11 various ...
F1H2O
July 7, 2016
TORRENTE EAGER TO GET TO THE START LINE IN EVIAN
Thursday, 7 July: Shaun Torrente will line up in Evian in a week’s time for the Grand Prix of France in a somewhat different and better state of mind that he was in this time last year after ...
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February 19, 2016
VICTORY TEAM BEGINS AN HISTORIC ‘NEW ERA’ IN DUBAI!
Friday, 19 February: The decades-old Victory Team based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has for over two decades been a world leader in the sport of professional international offshore powerboat ...
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