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Cape2Rio: Maserati has finished and set new course record

At 23:29 GMT on January 14th (21:29 in Rio – 00:29 on January 15th in Italy), Maserati crossed the finish-line of the 14th edition of the Cape2Rio, setting a new race record in the process.

Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati team covered the 3,300 miles between Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro in 10 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes and 57 seconds.

The previous record was held by Zephyrus IV, a 74’ American maxi which completed the race in 12 days, 16 hours and 49 minutes in 2000.

Giovanni Soldini and his Maserati crew after finishing first in the Cape2Rio Race 2014. (Credit Maserati)

Giovanni Soldini and his Maserati crew after finishing first in the Cape2Rio Race 2014. (Credit Maserati)

Soldini is flanked by a nine-man international crew: Italians  Guido Broggi, Corrado Rossignoli and  Michele Sighel;  German Boris Herrmann; Spaniard Carlos Hernandez; French sailors Vincent and Gwen Riou; Dane Martin Kirketerp Ibsen; and, for the first time, Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco.

Updates with video footage and still photographs from the boat can be found here and on the following social networks: Facebook (Giovanni Soldini Pagina Ufficiale, over 28.700 friends) and Twitter @giovannisoldini (over 122.000 followers).

The challenge is sponsored by our main partner, Maserati, after which the yacht is named, and by co-sponsors Swiss bank BSI (Generali Group) and Generali itself.

By Maserati


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