Despite Marit Strømøy’s retirement on lap 23 of the Grand Prix of Sharjah today, the Norwegian driver held on to 37 points to earn her highest overall championship finish, ending the season with a UIM Bronze medal.
Marit was running in the top six before her retirement and was quickest in this mornings’s free practice.
She wrote on social media:
Third in the F1H2O World Championship!
I’m super happy and proud of my team, my boat and myself as we finish the best season in my 30 years of racing!
She then continued to thank the whole of her team.
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.