|Italian throttleman, Mauro Esperto, returns to Class 1 action at this weekend's Egyptian Grand Prix in Porto Marina, to partner Norwegian, Kolbjorn Selmer, who made his Class 1 debut at the last race in Mamaia, in boat number 2, carrying the colours of new sponsor Fainplast.|
Mauro made his offshore powerboat racing debut in 1980 alongside his Father, Franco in the Bastia-Viarregio-Bastia as navigator. He later worked on race boats and made his Class 3 debut in 1989. Between 1992 and 1994 he competed in the Middle East Class 3, 6litre championship with Felix Serralles and finished runner up in the Class 3 Italian Championship in 1997, winning it a year later. He stepped up to Class 1 in 1999 partnering Giampaolo Montavoci. Mauro has competed in 28 Grand Prix, his last in Doha in 2006 and this season has been competing in Class 3.