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Jackie Hunt doesn’t trust many people to take the helm of her P1 SuperSport World Championship winning powerboat, but when Darren Turner, driver for the SEAT Sport UK British Touring Car team, arrived at Southampton yesterday (Wednesday 15th August) along with a Channel 4 film crew, Jackie handed over the steering wheel while Darren took it for a spin on the Solent. "It was absolutely fantastic and something I’ll never forget! I’ve heard that Jackie doesn’t let many people drive the (...)
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The damage to Jotun, sustained after dramatically crashing out of last Sunday’s Scandinavian Grand Prix, has left the team facing a race against time to be ready for the Romanian Grand Prix in Mamaia at the beginning of September (August 31 – September 2). “The damage is not really too serious but there is a lot of work involved to get the boat repaired and ready,” said team manager and co-owner, Per Carsten Michelsen. “We have to replace hatches and of course change both engines. But we (...)
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Former Formula 1 star Johnny Herbert swapped horsepower of the four-wheeled variety for a rather different type, as he tried out P1’s Wettpunkt.com on Lake Como in Italy, describing the experience as totally alien to anything he had ever done before. The 43-year-old took to the driver’s seat of the 11.3-litre, Evolution Class front-runner Wettpunkt.com, alongside throttleman Hannes Bohinc and navigator Ed Williams-Hawkes and in place of regular driver Miles Jennings. It was, the three-time (...)
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The 3rd round of the WPPA World Powerboat Championship – the Scandinavian Grand Prix – was won by Bjorn Gjelsten and Steve Curtis with Spirit of Norway putting their world title defense back on track. The second place was won by Victory 77’s Arif Al Zafeen and Jean-Marc Sanchez followed by Sheikh Hassan and Matteo Nicolini in Qatar 96. The first corner of the start lap produced a spectacular incident when the crew of Jotun, Jorn Tandberg and Christian Zaborowski crashed after taking evasive (...)
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The Chevrolet Chevrolet Cup at Seafair held this weekend in Seattle was an amazing hydroplane race won by Steve David of the Oh Boy! Oberto team with an average speed over 136 mph. David declared after the race: “This was an emotional weekend for the entire team. This team worked so hard and they gave me a little pep talk before I went out there and I think it all worked.” David Bryant of the Hoss Mortgage Investors team won the second place with an average speed over 133 mph followed closely by J. (...)
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Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor Al-Thani is relishing the prospect of a return to racing in Oslo at the Scandinavian Grand Prix - round 3 of the WPPA Class 1 World Powerboat Championship (Sunday, 12 August) - the scene of his maiden Grand Prix win with Matteo Nicolini in 2004, and the last time the city staged a round of the World Championship. Sheikh Hassan declared “I have great memories of that first Class 1 win in Oslo in 2004. Those happy memories will never go away. The result came after a big (...)
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Sail gives way to power on the Isle of Wight over the August Bank Holiday weekend when the Powerboat P1 British Grand Prix of the Sea roars into life. Building upon the 47 year heritage of the Cowes Powerboat Festival, this entertainment-packed event has been extended to four days, a reflection of its growing popularity. More than 120 craft are expected to assemble in Cowes, including many of the world’s top racing craft and crew, and organizers predict spectator numbers will exceed last (...)
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Lowestoft’s golden beaches offered an ideal viewing point for 40,000 spectators to watch the world’s largest offshore powerboat series. Featuring a long, fast straight which runs along the beachfront, the inaugural Honda Formula 4-Stroke race course thrilled both crowds and racers alike with close action racing across both series. In an action packed 150hp race, Jerry McArthur and Jonny Twelvetrees put in another stunning performance in ‘Salcombe Racing’ to take the chequered flag for the (...)

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