Making a ‘guest appearance’ for the Multispark Racing Team, 2015 World Champion, James Tapp showed that he hasn’t lost his speed or the ‘will to win’ here at Fistral Beach in Cornwall.
Tapp with co-driver Scott Brown won all of the heats they competed in, although in the final, it was their Multispark team mates Bligh Julius and Charlie Hatfield who got the edge after Tapp nearly ejected Brown.
A second place in the final and heat wins were enough to secure Round 3 of the Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship for Tapp and Brown.
Julius was contented with his second place, particularly as he split his good prop in one of the earlier heats.
Rob Davies and Darren Phillips driving Microlink – Ahmad Tea, had an excellent day.
They took 4 heat wins and a third place in the final giving them the the final place on the podium.
It was a particularly pleasing day for the Seavaction team of Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome.
At this race last year, Jerome suffered a serious leg injury which was to lead to a lengthy stay in a Cornish hospital.
A year later, the crew were back together and they put in a mighty impressive 4th place overall.
David Finlayson has teamed up with Mike Littler this season in Haggis Hunters.
Although his new co-driver isn’t Scottish, he doesn’t hold it against him and the pairing are grinding out some pretty solid results.
A fifth place overall today showed that they are on track to challenge for wins fairly shortly.
Round 4 of the Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship commences from 12.00 tomorrow (Sunday 15/05).
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.