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Powerboat P1 USA launch Chicago Event with new broadcast deal

P1 AquaX and Comcast SportsNet Chicago announced at the official Powerboat P1 USA Chicago launch a deal that will see the entire 2016 AquaX USA championship series shown on the regional network beginning on Sunday, June 12 at 4:30 PM CT. This deal comes as P1 AquaX heads to Chicago for the first time in September for the IJSBA National Championships, adding to its already extensive race calendar in Florida and its inaugural visit to Whiting, IN. In addition to CSN Chicago, P1 AquaX has also secured clearance to air the series on CSN California and CSN Mid-Atlantic. NBC Sports Group Regional Networks has ‘sports regionals’ in seven markets – Bay Area/California, Chicago, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York, Northwest and Philadelphia. James Durbin, CEO of Powerboat P1 said, The USA regional sports networks are a key partner for P1 in…

Ryan attempts Round Ireland powerboat record

John Ryan will attempt to break the Round Ireland powerboat record this Sunday (29th May). Setting off at 05.00 in Hibernia Racing, with a 4 man crew that will include the existing record holder Philip Fitzgibbon, Sean McNamara and UIM Delegate for Ireland Denis Dillon. Ryan told me tonight, The boat is good, the weather is looking in our favour, the problem could be me! I cracked a rib during testing a week or so back and it’s agony! I hope a 65 mph average speed should be enough. The Wayne Kruse designed mono hull that will be used for the record attempt is powered by twin FPT N67 engines. The motors were developed by Fabio Buzzi and Fiat Powertrain Technologies and have an outstanding record in racing and record attempts. The time to beat is 18 hours 38 minutes and 50…

Mullan unstoppable in Australian V8 Superboat Championship

Round 2 2016 Australian V8 Superboat Championship Allcott Hire Park, Temora, NSW (21st May) Phonsy Mullan continues to storm towards his fourth consecutive Australian Unlimited Superboat crown with a decisive win under lights at Lake Centenary in Temora, the RAMJET Racing pilot untouchable across the weekend, topping every session of the day to keep alive a winning streak that stretches back almost two years, the Victorian defeating Darek Sygidus and two-time champion Darryl Hutton in the final. In 400-Class points leader Brett Thornton recorded his first win of the year and extended his points lead, the Queenslander battling Justin Roylance and David Moodie through the finals. Ultimately the sport was the big winner with another strong Temora crowd attending Allcott Hire Park for the final event of the season ahead of the winter break, the Series now moving north to…

Guernsey 2016 Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat race series

This weekend will see the opening rounds of the Guernsey 2016 Stanley Gibbons Investment Powerboat race series. With 7mph winds forecasted for the Saturday race, some top speeds are sure to be recorded as the local racers flex their muscles over the exciting Havelet Bay course which will be organised by the Guernsey Powerboat Association (GPA). Last year’s club class 3 winners, Gareth Keast and Sue Cosgrave have parted company this term, in a friendly way I might add and will be competing against each other. Gareth has teamed up with his brother Matt having ditched their successful Backdraft for Olly Duquemin’s super fast Phantom 19, renamed The Guvernor, whilst Sue, who will continue to navigate, teams up with a newcomer to the sport, Mark Terry, in a newly purchased Backdraft, ‘Dirty Deeds’. There will be no missing this boat which sports the…

Australia’s Maritimo Racing set for busy racing schedule

Australian based Maritimo Racing is headed into its busiest year ever with new boats, upgraded designs and motors. They have a goal to take out at least two Australian Championships and the World Championships at Key West later in the year. The team won the Australian Offshore Superboat series’ Supercat Extreme category last year, but after issues did not place at the World Championships. This year they aim to be on top of the podium at events from Bowen in North Queensland to Key West in the USA running three individual boats. Race team manager and engine builder Kurt Davies said the team has an action packed year ahead. He said Maritimo would be running three boats in the Australian Offshore Superboat Series including one new boat and two reconfigured boats. The series starts in July and there will be…

Powerboat GP Lancashire Grand Prix – Preview

The second round of the RYA Powerboat GP British Championship, the ‘Lancashire Grand Prix’ will take place this weekend, 28th – 29th May. To be held at Carr Mill Dam, St Helens, over the Bank Holiday weekend,  5 classes ranging from the junior categories with racers as young as 9 years old up to the thrilling 120 + mph F2 catamarans will be all be competing for British National points. There will be an abundance of home-grown talent from the Lancashire Powerboat Racing Club competing and looking to make full advantage of home club waters. Making a popular outing for the first time this season will be the Monohull T850 Class that produced some extremely close and thrilling racing throughout the 2015 season and looks set to continue throughout this year. Local competitor Bill Owen will be looking to get…

Sundsdal’s successful return to UIM F2

Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 2016 – Day Two Brodenbach,Germany acts as a warm-up event for some of the UIM F2 drivers before they enter into full blown competition in Finland next month. Three F2 races were run over the weekend, with Race 2 and Race 3 being held today. Yesterday in Race 1, Austrian Rupp Temper dominated from start to finish. He didn’t do too badly today, winning Race 2 and the F2 Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach Event overall. In Race 3 Temper could only manage a 4th and that is where Norway’s Frode Sundsdal took his first win since his racing comeback with the fledgling EDH Racing Team. Sundsdal held off a hard charging Stefan Hagin, who hunted the Norwegian down throughout. F2 Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 1st Rupp Temper 2nd Frode Sundsdal 3rd Stefan Hagin The UIM F2 World Championship gets underway next month and you can read our preview here.  

Can Anyone Catch Lundin? UIM F2 World Championship Preview

2016 UIM F2 World Championship Preview It’s just three weeks to go before the start of the 2016 UIM F2 World Championship. Milla Sohlström and her team are quietly confident that they have everything in place as they welcome twenty six drivers to Lake Peurunkajarvi and the start of what some people are saying will be one of the most competitive F2 seasons yet. Ahead of the teams lay seven very different Grand Prix venues. From the choppy waters of Lake Lugano, it’s onto the picturesque fjord of Oksefjorden followed by the tight confines of Tonsberg in Norway. Then it’s a chance to stretch their legs down the long straights of Zarasai in Lithuania before sampling the delights of Macon in the Burgundy region of France. Ribadouro in Portugal will then play host to the season’s finale in October. Before…

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