The ever popular UK ThunderCat Racing series moves on to Clevedon, Somerset for Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2016 Microlink ThunderCat Racing Championship on the 27th and 28th of this month.
Clevedon is a new venue on the ThunderCat calendar, Paul Anslow, Clevedon Chamber of Commerce chairman is looking forward to the event;
The ThunderCat racing event is the chamber of commerce’s contribution to the Clevedon 2020 effort to raise the profile of Clevedon as a destination.
We have also been extremely pleased with the huge amount of collaboration throughout the project involving North Somerset Council, Clevedon School and the pier amongst others.
We also hope to increase footfall in the Marine Lake and Salthouse Fields areas, to support the flower show and our friends at MARLENS.
Most importantly, we are taking a great deal of care to keep everyone safe, and to ensure that our fellow Clevedonians are not inconvenienced in any way.
ThunderCat Racing organiser, Fiona Pascoe said;
With every venue, we look to add value.
We have already got 19 teams entered for Clevedon.
I’m really excited that we are continually adding new competitors to our Microlink Championship and working with venue partners.
Lewis Huddy and Steve Putt are one of the new teams to race in ThunderCat Racing. The Pro Marine team are using the Clevedon event as a ‘try out’ before an onslaught on the 2017 Championship.
Team Ireland will be making their first visit to England this year, Colin Gaffney had wanted to race earlier in the series, an ankle injury has dictated his later entry.
At the top of the Microlink ThunderCat Team Championship leaderboard are #61 Multispark Racing. They have a wafer thin 2 point lead over Microlink – Ahmad Tea.
Multispark Racing Team Manager Dave Sheldon told me today;
Gary Tolman and Scott Brown have impressed me this season, I will be keeping them focused for Clevedon, Newquay and Gibraltar. We want to win this Championship!
The all Welsh team of Microlink – Ahmad Tea have a similar view.
Martin Tummuscheit has been working hard with his crew, Rob Davies and Darren Phillips.
This is our second season of ThunderCat Racing, we continually test and look for new ways to better the team.
We dominated in Liverpool and hope that the Cymru or Y Ddraig Goch will be flying high in Gibraltar at the end of the ThunderCat Racing season.
ThunderCat Racing at Clevedon,
Saturday 27th August – Racing starts at 14.00
Sunday 28th August – Racing starts at 15.30
Main Photo – Mike Powell
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.