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Welsh Wizzards do it again on the Mersey

The Welsh pairing of Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink – Ahmad Tea completed a ‘clean sweep’ of Enduro wins at Liverpool this weekend. Winning both races today in Round 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship, and with a pair of wins in the bin from yesterday, Davies and Phillips have given their title challenge a huge boost. Microlink – Ahmad Tea Team Manager, Martin Tummuscheit told me, We are very pleased that our hard work is paying off. We are doing all of the engineering ‘in house’ as well as developing our own props. Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome in Seavacation had another good day, two second places just reward for their form in the Enduro racing. James Tapp and Mark Blackman took the final podium spot driving Ragworm. Photos: Brian Lunt

ThunderCat Enduro racing on the Mersey

With two Enduro races on the River Mersey counting for Round 5 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship today, Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink – Ahmad Tea positively dominated. Overtaking early leaders Simon Matthews and Martin Jerome in Seavacation the Welsh duo claimed their second ever ThunderCat Racing Enduro win and then added to that tally with a convincing Race 2 victory. Seavacation are hitting top form, Jerome re-joined the team last month after a year out through a nasty injury, his come back is certainly proving successful. Mathews told me after, We didn’t have the speed on Microlink – Ahmad Tea today, particularly when the river chopped up. Having said that, we are thrilled with second. World Champion James Tapp made another ‘guest appearance’ this season, today with the Ragworm team. Showing his usual flair and determination, he steered co-driver Mark Blackman to third overall…

ThunderCat across the Mersey

ThunderCat Racers have headed north this weekend, to Liverpool. Leaving the sunny beaches of Cornwall behind them, Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship will be competed for on the River Mersey. Complementing a busy International Mersey River Festival, the competitors will be competing in no less than 4 ‘Enduro Races’ over the weekend. Multi-winning Bligh Julius has decided the Mersey conditions are far too tough for him and the UK/South African Moku Team have celebrations to attend to in Southampton.   It leaves Rounds 5 and 6 wide open, with new challengers and whoever takes the glory, they can expect huge support from the expected 100,000 spectators. Photo: Tim Piper    

ThunderCat Racing at the International Mersey River Festival

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the Liverpool waterfront next weekend (3rd, 4th and 5th June) for the International Mersey River Festival. The Event promises a programme of waterborne activities, live music and will play host to the Northern Boat Show. For racing fans, Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship will be competed for on the River Mersey. The racers will be competing in 4 ‘Enduro races’ of 45 km each, 2 races each to be held on both Saturday and Sunday from midday. Between the races, there will be ThunderCat ‘Drag Racing’, 3 to 4 boats will sprint 500 m from a standing start, the fastest 3 boats over the weekend will in line for prize money, ‘bragging rights’ and will be presented their trophies by 2016 Miss Liverpool, Molly McEntee-Morris. There will also…

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