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NEXA P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas – At a glance

The first race course on water – An inner and an outer lane were made up from more than 6,000 buoys. At the end of the event the inner and outer lanes were joined together to attempt a Guinness Book of World Records attempt for the most buoys ever laid on water. Pilots from Great Britain, USA, India, Italy, Belgium and Australia were represented. The first powerboat race in Mumbai for 13 years. Nine hours of live TV coverage on Sony ESPN. A $125,000 prize purse.

Baleno RS Booster Jets win the inaugural Grand Prix of the Seas

A continued supremacy by Daisy and Sam Coleman, complemented by strong driving of Indian debut pilot, CS Santosh with navigator Martin Robinson, put the Baleno RS Booster Jets at the top of the inaugural USD 1,25,000 NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas. The three top finishes for the siblings and CS Santosh’ eight place finish in the third race and his impressive eight and ninth position finish in the first and second race respectively ensured that the Baleno RS Booster Jets ended as the winning team with 89 points and a cheque of USD 50,000. Lloyd Dolphins took second spot and a cheque of USD 20,000, with a total of 87 points with credit to the great driving of Craig Wilson and William Enriquez and husband-wife duo of Stuart and Sara Cureton. Third spot was sealed by…

Colemans are red hot in the Mumbai sunshine

The British brother and sister pairing of Sam and Daisy Coleman will go into tomorrow’s final race in Mumbai looking for a hat trick of victories in the inaugural NEXA P1 Powerboat India Grand Prix of the Seas that brought world class powerboat racing to India for the first time. They followed up their success in yesterday’s qualifying session, that saw them edge out fellow-Brits James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young by a 1/100thof a second, to secure pole position in today’s opening 15-lap race, by winning in impressive style. Despite victory in the second race of the afternoon with a dominant performance on the unique closed race track in Mumbai’s sweeping bay, the Colemans will need their team-mates in the other Baleno RS Booster Jets boat to play their part in tomorrow’s final race if they are to return home…

Daisy’s Delight in Mumbai – NEXA P1 Powerboat Qualifying

2016 British P1 SuperStock Champions, Daisy and Sam Coleman showed their speed in Mumbai, India today during qualifying for the NEXA P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas by grabbing Pole Position. The Welsh duo edged out James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young by one hundredth of a second. ‘Baleno RS Booster Jets’ driver Sam Coleman was delighted and cautious in equal measure; I’m well aware that in tomorrow’s race conditions, with 12 boats fighting it out on the race track, it will be a very different affair, but Daisy and I will be analysing our performance tonight to go even quicker tomorrow.  

Nexa P1 Powerboat race given go ahead by Bombay high court

The is reporting on the bureaucracy that has been in the way of this weekend’s Nexa P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Sea. After the Bombay high court paved the way for the races to run yesterday, Court Justice’s VM Kanade and PR Bora dressed down the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for refusing to grant permission until the last minute over the proposed construction of a few temporary event structures along the sea front. Justice Kanade said; The whole of Mumbai hosts extensive unauthorised construction. But, one international event and the construction of a temporary structures for just two days makes the BMC suddenly conscious of its responsibilities. He also questioned why Mumbai should be deprived of such an event, one that is likely to generate tourism and…

The Season Starts this weekend!

This weekend is certainly going to be interesting! At the Salle des Etoiles in Monaco, the UIM are hosting their annual Awards Giving Gala to celebrate last year’s International Champions. Chris Davies and I will be in the principality to cover the ‘great and good’ from 2016 for Powerboat Racing World. Meanwhile in Cape Town, South Africa, the first of the 2017 UIM Championships will be held – P750. With the first 2 rounds set for this Saturday and Sunday we should have a good indication whether British team’s 33 BrandFuel crewed by Bligh Julius and Charlie Hatfield (left) and Darryn Harrison’s Moku Racing with James Ion are on track for the first UIM World Championship win of the new season. Julius told me today from Cape Town, ‘I’m feeling and looking good John, Charlie only looks better in the photo due to the ‘selfie…

The Teams – Nexa P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Sea

Six teams and their crew were announced earlier today in Mumbai, this is how the Nexa P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Sea will play out next weekend; The teams will participate in Time Trials next Friday,(3rd of March), to determine their start position for Race 1 on Day 2, Saturday, 4th March. The boat with the fastest qualifying lap on Friday will start at pole position followed by all subsequent boats in descending order. Winning Race 1 will earn the boat 20 points while the second and third boats earn 17 and 15 points respectively. Each boat to finish subsequently earns one less point than the previous. The grid position is reversed for Race 2 on Saturday, with the boat that finished last in Race 1 taking pole position followed by the other boats in ascending order. Collecting points in…

SPN India to televise the Nexa P1 Powerboat – Indian Grand Prix of the Sea

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is the broadcast partner for the inaugural edition of Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, the global series in powerboat racing being launched from India by Procam International, the country’s leading sports management company. This will be the first time in the world that powerboat racing will be telecast live. In addition, in a first-of-its-kind across all sports, fans will experience a ‘second screen’, which will provide personalized content that will elevate the race experience to a whole new level for viewers. SPN will bring home to millions of fans the thrilling action from the shores of Mumbai’s natural amphitheatre, Marine Drive, during the race weekend. The telecast repertoire includes 9 hours of LIVE programming on SONY ESPN, SONY ESPN HD, SONY PIX, and SONY PIX HD channels commencing on 3rd March…

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