Erik Stark was fastest in a windy Free Practice in Portimao this afternoon.
His lap of 0:44.22 seconds bettered that of Shaun Torrente’s 0:44.84 and Philippe Chiappe’s 0:45.32.
Ahmed Al Hameli was okay after an accident during the session, his Victory Team are now working on his boat in preparation for qualifying at 14:30 (GMT +1).
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.