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Scarborough gets the UK race season off to a flying start

Scarborough served up a weekend of mighty, rolling waves that made surfers smile and powerboat and jet ski racers frown. With the safety of competitors being the primary concern, Saturday’s race programme was almost entirely abandoned and it was by no means certain that the fierce northerly wind and huge swell would die down sufficiently to allow Sunday’s racing to go ahead. But the wild North Sea calmed a little and the P1 fleet of ten race boats and twenty jet ski riders prepared to do battle in the Dale Power Solutions P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea. The P1 SuperStock schedule was extended to three races and the punishing conditions took their toll in the opening race with three boats becoming casualties. It was a baptism of fire for the many new faces in the starting line-up, with…

Powerboat P1 USA returns to Kissimmee / St. Cloud

Powerboat P1 returns to Kissimmee/St. Cloud’s East Lake Tohopekaliga on Saturday, May 21, from 11 am – 4 pm featuring the AquaX Amateur Enduro Florida Championship and Superstock boat races. The event is free to the public serving up a day of fast, furious, and exhilarating action on the water featuring 8 Panther race boats and more than 40 AquaX (personal watercraft) competitors. Azam Rangoonwala, Director of Powerboat P1 USA explains, Anyone who believes in the saying that ‘it’s not the winning, it’s participating that counts,’ would be advised to steer clear of St. Cloud,” explains Azam Rangoonwala, Director of Powerboat P1 USA. John Poole Director of Sports Marketing and Development at the Kissimmee Sports Commission, Kissimmee is proud to partner with and welcome back Powerboat P1, as well all the racing professionals competing in this high-profile event. Kissimmee Sports…

Will Scott and Young make sweet music at Scarborough?

Poole powerboat instructor Arran Scott will this weekend head to Scarborough for the opening round of the P1 SuperStock Powerboat Championship. Scott has been racing boats for several years and heading into his third year in the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship is looking to get the season off to a flying start. The 2016 season will see Scott compete in the number 99 P1 SuperStock Panther sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management companies. Arran’s Co-pilot for the opening round at Scarborough will be Music Producer Chris Young. Young is a gold disk awarded pianist, songwriter, producer and vocal producer based out of Chestnut Studios in London. Throughout his career Young has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Kylie, Nervo, Ministry of Sound, The Wanted, Lionel Richie, Jason Derulo and Rod…

Brother and Sister team up for P1 Superstock challenge

Daisy Coleman has teamed up with her brother Sam for a challenge on the P1 Superstock 2016 Championship. Daisy, from Saundersfoot in Wales, has been racing in the series since 2012, her first race being a ‘baptism of fire’ in the Cowes Poole Cowes. Sam having been the ‘Team Manager’ for the last 3 years, raced in a couple of P1 events last season and is now ready to tackle 2016 head on with his sister. Both of the crew have been race trained by Neil Holmes, a 7 time Offshore World Champion. 29 year old Daisy, had her first lesson from Holmes after she was discharged from the Army following an injury in Afghanistan and has been racing as co-driver to John Wilson. John has retired now and so my brother, Sam, is going to be replacing him in…

Scarborough prepares to host the Dale Power Solutions 2016 P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea

Powerboat and jet ski racing returns to South Bay next week to open the P1 UK race season Following the success of the inaugural P1 race event in Scarborough in May last year, the world’s leading marine motorsport brand will again head to the North Yorkshire coast for the opening round of its UK season, with the event carrying the name of the P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea. The double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action will provide a weekend of free-to-watch sporting entertainment at South Bay on 14/15 May. Dale Power Solutions, the UK power protection and business continuity solutions company based in Scarborough, will again be on board as the title sponsor. Joining Dale Power Solutions as an event sponsor will be another Yorkshire-based company, Dalby Offshore, a leading operator in…

FOX Sports Sun extends with P1 AquaX and P1 SuperStock

FOX Sports Sun has extended its broadcast deal with the world’s largest marine motorsport brand, Powerboat P1 for a further 2 years. The regional sports network will broadcast the entire 24-race P1 AquaX Pro Tour  and the 20-race P1 SuperStock USA series from May through to November. The deal allows other FOX Sports regional networks to broadcast the P1 AquaX programs providing a near national coverage and a 60 million household reach. This is the latest chapter in a story of increasing international TV distribution for P1, and chief executive James Durbin explained: “We have seen significant growth in our broadcast coverage, both with our linear channel partners like FOX Sports and our own digital channels. Our broadcast partners, led by FOX Sports in the USA, are integral to our success and we are delighted to continue our relationship beyond…

The Norvall brothers launch their P1 Superstock season at Tedworth House

Brothers Glynn and Lee Norvall today launched their 2016 P1 Superstock challenge at Tedworth House, Wiltshire and announced their intention to support the UK Charity, Help for Heroes. Founded in 2007, Help for Heroes provides direct, practical support for wounded, injured and sick servicemen, women and veterans and their loved ones. This is done through grants to individuals and specialist charity partners, together with recovery services delivered through its national network of centres. Mark Elliott from Help for Heroes commented, We are delighted that E.Marine Racing has chosen Help for Heroes as its Charity of the Year partner for 2016 and we are looking forward to working together, with the full backing of Powerboat P1. This is another wonderful partnership to raise much needed funds to help our wounded, sick and injured Heroes in their journey to recovery. We wish Glynn…

Arran Scott confirms P1 Superstock entry

Arran Scott from Poole, driving for the Absolute Aqua Powerboat Race team has confirmed he will be competing in the 2016 Powerboat P1 Superstock Championship. Competing in five events across the UK, Scott will be driving his 28ft Panther with the aim of taking the championship title. With the final event based in Bournemouth starting Friday the 3rd of September, Scott hopes his home water advantage will pay off! Last year’s campaign started well for Scott, whilst being sponsored by Allam Marine he put in some stunning performances at the opening event at Scarborough, securing him a second place in the championship and identifying him as one of the favourites. The second event, in a very rough Gosport saw more great driving, winning three out of four races (on the water) that should have given the team a comfortable lead in…

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