World Powerboat racing Champion Dr. Carlo Bonomi of Italy was presented with the Griffiths Memorial?
GV Carlo Bonomi receiving award at ceremony. (3 shots)
CU Bonomi in boat after winning race.
GV PAN Bonomi in speedboat across water. (4 shots)
GV Bonomi speaking at award ceremony.
TRANSCRIPTS: "Carlo Bonomi is equipped for -- at the very least -- a double life, perhaps more. Business tycoon, Ferrari driver. economist....and almost by accident, powerboat champion. He says he was shopping for a pleasure-boat one day, saw a racer and told the boatyard salesman he'd take it if the price was right. It was....and he did.....and three years later he won his first World Championship. The sport is tricky, expensive and dangerous. Nobody ever managed back-to-back world Championships....though racer-designer Don Arronau came close. But Bonomi roared away from all the competition this year in an Arronau-built boat. He made it look easy, entering eight races in the Championship series from England to Argentina, to Nassau and back....winning seven of the eight. In face, the only race he lost was in front of the home folks at Via Reggia, Italy, last July. The rest of the time, it was win, win, win. Bonomi gave proper credit to his crew."
(SEQ 4): BONOMI: "I would not compete any more in the World Championship....though I hope I will have the chance of doing some races just for the pleasure of doing them."
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SPORT: POWERBOAT RACING
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Background: World Powerboat racing Champion Dr. Carlo Bonomi of Italy was presented with the Griffiths Memorial Trophy at a special ceremony in New York on Tuesday (11 February).
Dr. Bonomi wen seven of the eight World Championship series races, losing his only one in front of a home crowd at Via Reggia, Italy, last July.
He began powerboat racing only a few years age, almost by accident. While shopping for a pleasure-boat, the versatile Doctor came across a racer in a boatyard, and decided to buy that instead. His racing career went from strength to strength.
In the last World Championship series, Bonomi used a boat specially designed by racer-designer Don Arronau, one of powerboat racing's most successful competitors.
But on Tuesday Dr. Bonomi announced that he has decided to retire from competitive racing to concentrate on his may other interests; expanding his business, studying economics and driving the powerful Italian-built Ferrari motor cars.