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Lecco, Italy

Place of Birth

Venice, Italy

Started Racing Powerboats


Class 1 Debut

Trieste, Italy 2010


Giovanni is a world-class throttleman, a multiple World and European Champion and will mark his 50th UIM Class 1 Grand Prix start at the 2023 season-opener.

He made his racing debut in Class 3 in1991, winning the Italian [Class 3] six litre championship the following year and going on to claim titles in both two and four litre categories. He enjoyed further international success in six litre, winning the World and European XCat title in 2009 and again last year.

In 2010 he stepped up into Class 1 winning his first Grand Prix in 2014. He added a further five victories, 21 podium finishes and achieved seven top three world championship finishes.

He won his first APBA world title in 2003 and has competed in ProVee and Powerboat P1, finishing second in P1 Evolution in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, winning the title in 2009.

Offshore Career highlights

  • 2022 XCat World Champion
  • 2022 2nd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2021 Class 3, 5 litre World Champion
  • 2021 Class 3, 5 litre European Champion
  • 2012 Class 3, 5 litre Italian Champion
  • 2018 XCat World speed record
  • 2018 Class 3, 5 litre World speed record
  • 2016 3rd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2015 3rd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2014 3rd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2013 3rd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2012 3rd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2010 2nd UIM Class 1 World Championship
  • 2009 P1 Evolution World Champion
  • 2009 XCat World Champion
  • 2009 XCat European Champion
  • 2005 Class 3, 6 litre Middle East Champion
  • 2003 APBA Performance Class 2 World title
  • 2001 Class 3, 6 litre Middle East Champion
  • 2001 Class 2 Outboard Middle East Champion
  • 2001 Class 3, 6 litre diesel engine World speed record
  • 2000 Class 3, 6 litre European Champion
  • 2000 Class 2 Middle East Champion
  • 1998 Class 3, 4 litre European Champion
  • 1997 Class 3, 2 litre Italian Champion
  • 1992 Class 3, 6 litre Italian Champion

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Giovanni Carpitella