Sunday, 1 July, EVIAN (France): An unusually muddled and mixed up starting line-up for this afternoon’s milestone 275th Grand Prix of the UIM F1H2O Wold Championship sets up the prospect of a thrilling 42 laps of racing on the 2.08km Lac Leman circuit in Evian, with a raft of riders out of position and having to cut their way through the pack to salvage points after a disappointing qualifying yesterday.
The top three drivers in the championship standings lockout the first three spots, Erik Stark starting from pole with Philippe Chiappe and Thani Al Qemzi on his outside.
At the back and starting in 19th and 18th off the dock are Sami Selio who broke an engine during yesterday’s BRM Qualifying and Jonas Andersson whose engine went in this morning’s practice.
The middle is riddled with a quartet of quick drivers, Alex Carella starting in 13th Ahmed Al Hameli in 10th with Peter Morin and Shaun Torrente in 8th and 7th.
Francesco Cantando will get his chance to attack the front trio at lights out form his best start position in a very long time in fourth in his ever improving Blaze, behind him Emirates duo Bartek Marszalek and Marit Stromoy will run side-by-side to the first mark.
For complete starting order: https://www.f1h2o.com/results/2018/grand-prix-of-france/f1h2o