3 VOOMQUEST V2 PILOTS TO UNDERGO DUNK TEST : 6PM TODAY 6 JUNE IN BORMLA DOCK 1

An accident simulation whereby pilots practice freeing themselves from a submerged, overturned canopy, emulating a possible racing scenario. 
As part of the accreditation process for canopy powerboat racing three VOOMQUEST V2 Pilots will today be undergoing a dunk test in Bormla Dock 1. The test simulates the disorientation of rolling the boat upside down and tests the Pilots’ capability to remain calm under extreme pressure and potential personal danger. The panic-inducing sensation of arriving upside down in the water fully-dressed in your race suit and race helmet cannot be overstated. The objective of the test is to experience the procedures for surviving and evacuating from a high-speed accident ending in an overturned race boat, in a controlled environment.

The Pilots need to remain calm and to simulate escape with and without air supply, It is an important moment for any pilot wanting to make the step up to full canopy racing, the Formula 1 of powerboat racing, as failure to succeed in the test will result in elimination from entry into any competition.

The practice sessions are accompanied by fully-qualified rescue divers who remain on hand to assist in case of any difficulties. An assisted escape however results in failure of the test.

Today 3 V2 World Championship Pilots will undergo the Immersion Test, commonly described by pilots as the Dunk Test. Dunk Tests will be happening at 6pm at the VOOMQUEST Paddock in Bormla Dock 1 where spectators will see a canopy suspended from a crane being randomly rolled over with the qualifying pilots inside.