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Posts published by “Nikki Drummond”

Nikki is the Sponsorship and PR Manager for the Jelf Racing Powerboat Team.
She was a Powerboat Racing Senior Administrator at the Royal Yachting Association for 6 years.
Nikki reports on the Jelf Racing Team and international F4 racing.

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…

Bronze for Ben Jelf

Ben Jelf competed in the 2017 UIM F4 European Championships in Rendsburg, Germany last weekend. Ben and the Jelf Racing team made the 600 mile journey to compete against some of the World’s top racers in the bid to become European champion. 32 teams made the journey to compete for the European crown meaning that qualifying would see each competitor with just two laps of the course to determine which boats would make the cut to battle for the crown. With water approvals set for 15 boats the fastest 11 boats would automatically qualify for the main race with the remaining boats then battling it out in a race for the final 4 places on the grid. With his work cut off for him the British hopeful took to the water for free practice and as the team kept a…

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…

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