Guido Cappellini holds the World Speed Record on water, regularly approved by the FIM and established in 2005 on April 29th, on Iseo Lake, at a speed of 256.20 km per hour!
During the event created in collaboration with Tamoil, Poliform and the Italian Powerboating Federation, Cappellini set the new record twice: first, late in the morning after two failed attempts, he broke the previous record which belonged to the English drivers Alan Marshall at the amazing average of 240.80 km per hour.
But in the afternoon, after a carburation pit stop, Guido went back on the Lake, driving his Dac Racing hull and set the record still unbeaten of 256,20 km per hour (yet certified by the Italian Federation Timekeepers). The record was reached on a competition field consisting of a 1 km straight circuit to be covered twice: the performance was calculated considering the average speed of the outward passage and the average speed of the return pass, so you could extrapolate an official result.
It is impressive the maximum speed reached on that occasion, which saw Cappellini bring down the speed wall of 260 Km per hour on the water!
The Olympic Windsurfing Champion Alessandra Sensini and the actress Randi Ingermann were the exceptional event godmothers: after the record, they experienced with Cappellini the thrill of his two-seat hull, designed with an enlarged cockpit to host a guest.