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Date

22 Mar 2021

Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini set the new Monaco to Porto Cervo multihull record

The Italian Team’s time is 7 hours, 50 minutes and 44 seconds

Modena, 21st March 2021 - Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team arrived in Porto Cervo at 9:09 38” on March 21st, setting a new Monaco to Porto Cervo multihull record, sailing 195 miles in 7 hours, 50 minutes and 44 seconds. The Italian crew’s record is only 2 minutes and 47 seconds better than the one set by MOD70 Phaedo3 in 2016 with Brian Thompson (7 hours, 53 minutes and 31 seconds and an average speed of 24,71 knots).

The Italian trimaran crossed the starting line off Monaco at 1:18 54” on Sunday March 21st and picked up speed towards Corsica. Soldini commented: «At first we were sailing really fast with 25/30 knots of north- easterly wind, reaching up to 38 knots of speed, then the wind dropped before the Strait of Bonifacio for a couple of hours. Luckily, the wind got stronger again and we started speeding up in the strait. It’s been really incredible, we crossed the finish line sailing at 35 knots! We knew this would be a risky window because of the light wind near Corsica, but we wanted to try anyway and we did our best, pushing Maserati Multi 70 to the maximum, and we did it: we’re all very happy, and exhausted

The record will be ratified by the World Sailing Speed Racing Council in the following days. Aboard Maserati Multi 70, with Giovanni Soldini, there was also Vittorio Bissaro, an Italian Olympic sailor and Nacra17 World Champion, who already raced with the trimaran’s crew in many occasions. With them, Guido Broggi, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Oliver Herrera Perez and Matteo Soldini.

Maserati Multi 70 was back into the water at the end of February, after almost four months in the shipyard. In the next weeks Soldini and his crew will be training and testing the latest improvements made to the trimaran. In fact, Maserati Multi 70 is the "laboratory boat" to which the Modena Innovation Lab engineers have transferred their aerodynamics, technological innovation and performance know-how. These are the same values that guide the Maserati team of engineers and technicians in the development of all the new models of the new Maserati Era.

In the next days, the Italian Team will set sail towards England, looking for new records.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produces a complete range of unique cars instantly recognisable for their extraordinary personality. With their style, technology and innate exclusivity, they satisfy the most discerning and refined tastes and have always been a point of reference in the global automotive industry. A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety, currently available in more than seventy international markets. Ambassadors of this heritage are the flagship Quattroporte, the Ghibli sports sedan, now also available in hybrid version as the Trident Brand’s first electrified car, and the Levante, the first SUV made by Maserati, all models characterised by the use of the highest quality materials and exceptional technical solutions. A complete range, including V6 and V8 petrol, 4 cylinder hybrid and V6 diesel powerplants, with rear-wheel and four- wheel drive. The range’s prestige was recently even further enhanced by the introduction of the new Trofeo Collection, comprising Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante, equipped with the powerful 580 hp V8 engine. The top-of-the-range is the new MC20 super sports car, powered by the ground-breaking Nettuno V6 engine, incorporating F1-derived technologies now made available in the power unit of a standard production car for the first time. Today, the Maserati range is produced at three plants: Ghibli and Quattroporte are built at the Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli Plant (AGAP) in Grugliasco (Turin), and Levante at the Mirafiori Plant in Turin. The new MC20 supercar is produced in Modena, at the historic Viale Ciro Menotti plant.

For further information:

MASERATI
Maria Conti – Chief Communication Officer Maserati - maria.conti@maserati.com
Camilla Manzotti – Lifestyle Communication Responsible – camilla.manzotti@maserati.com

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