Round 8 – Southsea Portsmouth – 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship
Bigh Julius and Charlie Hatfield’s return to racing action after missing the last event at Liverpool proved particularly fruitful this weekend at Southsea, Portsmouth.
They won both rounds 7 and 8, putting the Multispark Racing #33 back in contention for the 2016 Microlink Team Championship.
Gary Tolman and Scott Brown did well to recover from a very scary moment during the final, they kept Multispark #61 the right way up and battled through the confused water to claim the second step on the podium.
Microlink – Ahmad Tea, Rob Davies and Darren Phillips, took third overall yesterday, third today.
They had a great race in the final and were narrowly beaten to a win by Julius and Hatfield (top photo).
Oliver Field and Basil Cook dealt 21, as they steered Blackjack Racing to fourth – In their first ever race together.
An amazing performance.
Photos: Mike Powell
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.