Martignoni and Casiraghi team-up for electric powered XCAT record

Daniele Martignoni has announced that next year he will bolt four electric motors on an XCAT hull and attempt a water speed record between Cannes and Monaco.

Martignoni who currently competes in the XCAT Racing World Championship driving for the AL & AL Team will team-up with Pierre Casiraghi, the son ‎of Princess Caroline of Monaco and Stefano, who lost his life during the 1990 UIM Class 1 World Championship.

The project will be developed in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Milan, the UIM and Niccolò Vassena.

The announcement was made at the Yacht Club de Monaco yesterday at an initiative dedicated to sustainability.

The Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, organised by the club and the UIM was attended by industry experts and representatives of international motor federations, including the FIA and FAI.

President of the UIM Raffale Chiulli said: Motorsport is a great laboratory to test new technological solutions and the future of motor boating will be increasingly linked to eco-friendly propulsions.

Sport has the power to catalyse attention to sustainable mobility, aggregating investments and stimulating innovation in this green revolution.