Starting on pole position in Tonsberg has never been a guarantee of success, only Erik Edin has scored points from starting in the number one spot and a driver that knows that so well is Norway’s Tobias Munthe-Kaas.
As Munthe-Kaas approached the turn alongside the town quay nearing the half distance mark in last years race, his BaBa hull spun, hit the turn marks and over it went.
He told me that there was an upside:
Sure getting pole position at your home Grand Prix is really special.
In fact last years pole position in Tønsberg was a turning point for me because we had actually used up our race budget and were about to cancel the rest of the season.
Fortunately for him his pole position convinced his sponsors to find the extra funds he needed, plus it also attracted some new ones.
They have all signed up for the 2018 season and we are now stronger than before to continue our progress.
We have shown top results through this season and are ready for that pole again in Tønsberg as well as the top step of that podium come race day.
Photo: Jesper Zander
Chris Davies ARPS, has been photographing and writing about powerboat racing since 1987.