Racing: Rusty Wyatt Wins in Italy

Rusty Wyatt in Italy

June 27, 2024

Canadian newcomer Rusty Wyatt from Innisfil, Ont nailed another remarkable victory from pole position at the Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy in Olbia, defying expectations in his rookie year in the UIM F1H2O World Championship. This impressive win gives Wyatt a 14-point lead in the World Drivers’ Championship and ties the Sharjah Team for the lead in the Teams’ Championship. With two wins and his exceptional driving skills, Wyatt continues to be a strong contender for Rookie of the Year.

The winds in Sardegna, with gusts up to 35 km/h, added extra challenges with rough waters. However, Wyatt thrived, achieving the fastest times of the weekend and winning both the qualifying and sprint races before clinching pole for the final event – a true clean sweep for the talented Canadian.

Despite a first-lap yellow flag stoppage, Wyatt guided his Sharjah Team DAC to a 12.210-second victory after leading from the rolling start to the finish of a drama-filled race in Sardinia. The success earned the Ontario-based racer a 14-point lead in the World Drivers’ Championship and the Sharjah Team is now tied on 94 points with Team Vietnam at the head of the Teams’ Championship.

UIM F1H2O World Championship – Regione Sardegna Grand Prix of Italy – Molo Brin, Rusty Wyatt is leading the F1H2O  Drivers’ Championship

Wyatt expressed his joy after the race, stating, “What a win! The crew guided me through the lap traffic, telling me to take it easy and not to do anything dumb. We had so many family members here from Canada—about 25 people. What a weekend!”

Family and friends from Canada and the US came to cheer and support Wyatt and the team. “I am so proud of my son for all he has accomplished so far and he is making all our friends and family in Canada so proud, witnessing this firsthand was truly special. His father would be proud and is looking down on him as he stands tall on the podium,” said Leslie Wyatt, Rusty Wyatt’s mother.

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