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A summer season for RYA Circuit racers will culminate at the Powerboat GP WNT Grand Prix this weekend in Sheffield. Harvey Smith has a 23 point lead over nearest rival George Elmore in the Junior GT15 class. Smith only needs to finish third this weekend to secure his first Championship, he told Powerboat Racing World: I can’t race to finish third this weekend, I have to win! Thomas Mantripp has the 2017 GT30 British Championship in the bin. An unusually diplomatic Mantripp said: I have really enjoyed racing against Jonathan Brewer, Tiegen Goodfellow and Jack Pickles this year. Ben Morse has used the 2017 Powerboat GP F4 Championship as his, ‘Swan Song’ and with a point to prove. Priorities for the young and quick racer dictate that he will not be competing next year. Morse holds a 26 point lead over another…

Jelf Racing pushing for podiums at penultimate event

This weekend (15/16 September) Kent based powerboat racing team Jelf Racing head to Stewartby, Bedford in a bid for Powerboat GP podiums at the penultimate event of the season as they compete at the Bedford Grand Prix. Jelf Racing team will be represented in five of the British championship classes and will be looking to secure podium places in each class. First in action is the team’s youngest member George Elmore who will be looking to close the gap on rival Harvey Smith as they both search for their first British Championship titles in the GT15 class. George claimed the Powerboat GP British RYA Sprint Championship back in August, despite pressure from fellow competitors Aidan Fleet and Ethan Goodfellow. This weekend all the youngsters in GT15 class will be looking to fight for podium places and looking to secure the…

Stewartby powering up for penultimate event

This weekend (15/16 September) the Powerboat GP series returns to Stewartby, Bedford for the penultimate Grand Prix of the 2017 Championship campaign. In what has been an action packed season so far teams will head back to Bedford in a bid to secure the Bedford Grand Prix title in 6 different classes. In the GT15 Class George Elmore and Harvey Smith will go head to head in a bid to secure the Grand Prix win. Just 13 points separates the two youngsters with Smith currently holding the championship top spot but with 31 points up for grabs this weekend the pressure will really be on. Looking to capitalise on any mistake will be Aidan Fleet and Ethan Goodfellow who are both looking for their inaugural Grand Prix win. In the GT30 class awaits a battle of epic proportions as Thomas…

Jelf Racing set for British Sprint Challenge at Stewartby

This weekend(5/6 August) the Kent Powerboat racing team, Jelf Racing head to Stewartby, Bedford to compete in the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Sprint Championships. The team will be competing over the weekend at the stand alone championship event in the bid to win 5 British Championship titles for the team. First up in action over the weekend is the team’s youngest driver George Elmore who is in search of his first British crown in the GT15 class. George has been on flying form this season putting in some really strong performances in the British championship campaign and this weekend will be no different. He will face strong challenges from Ethan Goodfellow and Aidan Fleet as all youngsters look for their first championship title. On home water and a familiar course George will be full of confidence heading into the…

Powerboat GP – British Sprint Championship

Britain’s top Powerboat racers head to Stewartby over the 5th & 6th August for the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Sprint championships. 50 of Britain’s top Powerboat racers head to the stand-alone event that will see six Powerboat GP RYA British Champions crowned as the racers go head to head in a battle of epic proportions. As the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championships have progressed the competition has got closer at every round providing fast and frantic action that has been exhilarating to watch. The 2017 Stewartby Sprints means what has already happened this season doesn’t count anymore, as a stand alone championship the slate is wiped clean for this competition. Each class will battle out for pole position and then over 3 heats and by the end of the weekend 6 individuals will be crowned the RYA Powerboat…

Jelf Racing chase down championship leaders at Chasewater Grand Prix

Last weekend, The Jelf Racing Team  were at Chasewater for the third round of the Powerboat GP British RYA Championship. The team were represented in the four championship classes racing that weekend and were ready to get down to business to chase the silverware. First up in action was the team’s Junior racer George Elmore in the GT15 class. The previous two rounds an epic battle has been developing between Harvey Smith and George and this weekend was set to be even closer as both boys contend for their first British crown. The fleet of 6 got quickly down to business in qualifying, with George taking an early lead a second quicker than his nearest rival Harvey Smith. Heat 1 got underway and Smith managed to find some extra speed beating George to the first mark and taking the lead,…