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Kissimmee secure P1 SuperStock UK victory in testing conditions

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Experience Kissimmee secured their first ever P1 SuperStock UK weekend victory to end a weekend of fantastic powerboat racing on the south coast.

High winds made things tricky out on the Solent as Gosport played host to the P1 English Grand Prix of the Sea this weekend in front of thousands of spectators at Stokes Bay.

Picking up where they left off on Saturday, the Experience Kissimmee team of Neil and Jason Jackson used their racing experience to make the best of their way home in race four after a second in race three put them within touching distance of victory.

Championship leaders Pertemps Network continued their excellent start to the season to finish second overall, taking their first victory of the weekend in race three.

The final podium place was perhaps something of a surprise as Rawbank overcame mechanical difficulties on day one to pick up some valuable points on Sunday and sneak into third position for the weekend.

The P1 SuperStock UK Championship now heads to Cardiff in six weeks time before ending the season back on the south coast in Bournemouth on September 3/4.

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Roy Mantle

Roy Mantle has more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing, PR, sponsorship, events and sports management both in-house with blue-chip companies and as a consultant.

He founded and ran two successful sports marketing agencies in the 1980s before becoming head of PR & sponsorship for Guinness in 1992, where he first became interested in environmental issues.

He negotiated and helped to plan the activation programme for the Guinness sponsorship of the 1999 Rugby World Cup and managed the Guinness sponsorship of London Irish for nearly a decade.

He has worked on projects for the Department of Education since 2002, handled the Guinness sponsorship at Cheltenham Racecourse for more than 15 years and is currently Company Secretary & In-House PR for Powerboat P1.

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