Dorian Griffith’s Blastoff Racing team have taken UIM World and British Marathon Class C records at Coniston Water today.
We are fairly pleased with our 85.90 mph record runs, I’m confident with further tweeks from our engineers Trevor Leigh and Will Stevens we can hit the 90 mph mark by the end of the week.
Co-Driver Shelley Jory-Leigh said after breaking the records;
It’s the ‘Cherry on the Cake’ for an amazing Blastoff Racing season.
Since my huge racing accident six years ago, I haven’t been sure that I could compete at the highest level again, this season has not only helped to regain my confidence, it has reignited my passion for Offshore Powerboat Racing.
Records subject to ratification by National Governing Bodies and the UIM
Photo: Tim Tapping
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.