Clean sweep clinches P1 Superstock title for Welshmen

Having followed the 2014 P1 Superstock UK Championships closely, former UK powerboat racer Richard Carr was delighted to see James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young clinch the title in superb style.

Most intriguing title race for years

Richard, who raced until 2011, believes the 2014 season has been one of the closest fought in years with three teams vying for the title ahead of the Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea earlier this month.

Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young began the weekend in joint second, just seven points behind leaders John Wilson and Daisy Coleman in the Pertemps boat. The other challengers were Buckinghamshire duo Nick Williams and Martin Robinson who crewed IFX Racing.

Stalling start

Reliability can always be a cruel mistress in any sport and at the worst possible time it struck to virtually end the Pertemps crew’s hopes of title glory. A gearbox failure left them slumped on the start line and Norvill and Parsons-Young took full advantage in their GD Environmental boat, taking the chequered flag ahead of IFX Racing.

GD Environmental complete clean sweep

In the surprisingly clam conditions on Sunday, Norvill and Parsons-Young drove stylishly to win both races. IFX Racing managed engine problems to clinch second placed in the Championship with Wilson and Coleman having to settle for third.


Race 1
Team Time Pts
1st GD Environmental 18.23 20
2nd IFX Racing 18.40 17
3rd 18.59 15
 Race 2
Team Time Pts
1st GD Environmental 18.40 20
2nd IFX Racing 18.53 17
3rd Pertemps 19.00 15
 Race 3
Team Time Pts
1st GD Environmental 18.47 20
2nd Pertemps 18.52 17
3rd Hull Speed Ahead 19.06 15

Final standings

Team Bournemouth Hull Cardiff Torquay Gosport Pts
1st GD Environmental 29 60 75 54 60 278
2nd IFX Racing 60 44 74 40 43 261
3rd Pertemps 49 45 74 57 32 257



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