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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…

Welsh duo take runners-up spot at US P1 Superstock St. Cloud race

The 5th Annual US P1 Superstock St. Cloud Grand Prix of the Seas provided spectators with non-stop racing action. Good weather and calm seas prevailed at Lake Tohopekaliga yesterday, (Saturday 21/05). The competition was tight with uber experienced racerCraig Wilson and William Enriquez eventualy claiming first place in the famous yellow of Geico. The Welsh duo of James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young, the 2015 US P1 Superstock Champions, took the runners-up spot in Team Barbados. George Ivey and Cynthia Bellfatto gained the final place on the podium in Visit Jacksonville. The third and next round of the US P1 Superstock Championship is in Jacksonville, Florida on June the 4th.

Adac Motorbootrennen Brodenbach 2016 – Day One

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 will be run over the weekend and one of those was contested today. Qualifying saw Stefan Hagin put his Molgaard on pole in his home country in front of Uvis Slakteris and Rupp Temper. In Race 1, Austrian Rupp Temper had a blistering start and pulled away from the field, closely followed by Hagin and Norwegian Frode Sundsdal who came charging from 6th position and clawed his way up to third. Sundsdal was clearly enjoying his return to F2 with his new EDH Racing Team. Uvis Slakteris, had a spin on the first corner, and was then broadsided by the French entry of Fabrice Boulier. Boulier had to retire, Slakteris was able to carry on. The tricky…

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