The eagerly anticipated announcement of the 2015 Powerboat P1 calendar was made last week and as expected, Yorkshire coastal town Scarborough will host the opening weekend.
Former British Champion powerboat racer Richard Carr raced in the series back in 2008 with his own team honeyparty.com. Richard, who was the throttleman of his boat, won one race during the season in Vigo.
Highlights from that race can be found on Richard’s YouTube channel.
P1 hosts two flagship weekends
P1’s five month, five race series comprises of two new locations; the previously mentioned Scarborough and also the Welsh Grand Prix of the Sea in Cardiff.
Prior to the opening race on the Yorkshire coast, the season will be launched at an exhibition event at London’s Royal Docks at the start of May.
“Perfect blend of old and new”
The five venue race series will deliver a double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and P1 AquaX Jet Ski action from the end of May through to September.
P1’s Chief Operating Officer Robert Wicks described the calendar as “a perfect blend of old and new.
“We are expecting more than 150,000 spectators to attend the five race weekends and all the action will be once again be screened on Sky Sports,” continued Wicks. “Following the success of last year’s event in Bournemouth, the famous resort will host the season finale. Our discussions are at an advanced stage with both Dublin and Hull to complete the race programme.”
P1 2015 Calendar
- 8/9 May – London Docklands (Exhibition Event)
- 29/30/31 May – Scarborough, Yorkshire
- 19/20/21 June – Dublin, Ireland *
- 10/11/12 July – Gosport, Hampshire
- 7/8/9 August – Hull, Yorkshire *
- 29/30/31 August – Cardiff, Wales
- 11/12/13 September – Bournemouth, Dorset
About Richard Carr
Richard Carr is one of the UK’s most experienced and successful powerboat racers, who has competed in the sport globally.
He has won numerous domestic and international honours: he became British Class 1 Champion in 1991; he was the winner of the coveted Needles Trophy and he also came second in the Cowes Torquay Cowes race in 1992. It was the year the race was controversially competed in the fog and it has been argued for many years that he actually won the race.
He is known in the sport for his aggressive racing character in rough seas and recently raced in the USA for Geico in 2011.
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