Mark Hayward sat on provisional pole for most of the shoot-out session until Miles Jennings put in a wonder lap right at the last in Singapore this afternoon.
Both of the racers from the West Country of England have plenty of experience in racing these type of mono hulls, and it showed.
Jennings was in a determined and competitive mood when he shaved off 1.25 seconds from Hayward’s time in a last gasp bid to head the grid tomorrow for the start of eight races this weekend.
Campbell Jenkins who was fastest in this morning’s session, was third quickest with a 1.00.02.
The two lady drivers in this championship can both hold their heads high tonight, Charlotte Camsey posted a 1.00.61 with Kiki Wong setting a 1.02.48 on her racing debut.
1st) Miles Jennings – 58.42
2nd) Mark Hayward – 59.67
3rd) Campbell Jenkins – 1.00.02
4th) Charlotte Camsey – 1.00.61
5th) Kiki Wong – 1.02.48
6th) David Sheldon – 1.03.39
7th) Siu Chun Kit – 1.05.74
8th) Brian Pelham – 1.10.98
Photo: George Seman
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.