A year after his last F1H2o race for the Emirates Racing Team from Abu Dhabi, powerboat driver Mike Szymura from Berlin, Germany is back in the cockpit of a powerboat.
Last weekend Szymura travelled to Bedford, England to test Gordon Cook Racing’s UIM F2 BaBa hull for the first time.
After adjusting the seat position, steering and pedals, Szymura quickly found the balance and impressed with a good performance and fast lap times.
In the 2019 season, he will travel to Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, and Norway for the World and European Championships.
On his return to Berlin, Szymura said:
It was a lot of fun to sit in the cockpit of a powerboat again after a break of more than a year.
I quickly got along with the handling of the Baba boat and the performance of the 225 hp Mercury outboard racing engine and felt very comfortable in the cockpit.
I’m happy to have found with the Gordon Cook Racing team a very professional working team with a lot of passion and enthusiasm for racing and I’m looking forward to the coming races.
Gordon Cook commented on the session:
It was great to see how quickly Mike got along with this new powerboat.
We were very impressed by his performance and are looking forward to a joint 2019 season.
We look forward to Mike will start the season at Brodenbach.
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.