Lamborghini World Offshore Championship


Pole Position for Spirit of Norway (Lamborghini) as team claims 2003 European Championship.


Spirit of Norway, the official Lamborghini powerboat piloted by Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis, secured the 2003 European Champion title at the Color Line Scandinavian Grand Prix, held on 6 July in the waters around Oslo.


This was the fourth round of the Superfund Class 1 World Powerboat Championship, at which Spirit of Norway secured pole position before going on to win the race and the European championship title. The Anglo-Norwegian, Italian-powered team of Gjelsten and Curtis, has taken the European element of the world series, with four rounds of the competition still to go.   The duo also leads the special ‘pole position’ classification, as well as the world championship with 75 points – 24 points ahead of the second placed team.


It’s the third time in six years that Spirit of Norway has been awarded the European championship title.


Spirit of Norway’s European championship win again confirms the power and reliability of Lamborghini’s 12-cylinder engine, which is built and developed at Automobili Lamborghini’s premises in Sant’ Agata Bolognese.



Sant’Agata Bolognese, 18 August 2003

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