Richard Carr GEICO
Richard, along with Gavin Wilson, piloted the GEICO Caveman in 2011 and a video from inside the cockpit of the powerboat can be seen via Richard’s official YouTube channel.
Earlier this month, the current fastest boat in world offshore powerboat racing and eight-time world champion, Miss GEICO, announced that it would take part in 12 competitions during the coming season.
Six month season lies ahead
The team’s first official race will take place in mid-May in Cocoa Beach at the sixth annual GEICO presents Space Coast SBI Grand Prix and will conclude in November with the GEICO Super Boat International World Championship.
Also, Miss GEICO will defend its world title against some seriously stern competitors, such as: Sheik of Qatar, the Canadian national team, the Norway national team and several formidable American teams in the fiercest division in offshore racing – the Unlimited Powerboat Class.
“We consider it a privilege to race the world’s fastest catamaran on behalf of GEICO,” says Miss GEICO Managing Member Scott Colton, “and an honour to support members of the military and their families.”
Miss GEICO’s Victory boat is the fourth generation of the powerboat team’s racing catamaran. It produces nearly 3,300 horsepower and its top speed exceeds 200mph.
The Miss GEICO team includes a full staff of CDL drivers to operate a fleet of trucks and trailers, a support and maintenance crew for the race boats, the Caveman Cigarette VIP boat, a 31-foot safety boat and a team hospitality trailer.
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.