Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix announces TV coverage

Former Class 1 powerboat racer Richard Carr announced last month his support of Steve Curtis’ Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix (OPGP) and he was pleased to see the championship reveal that it would be aired on US television next year.

Torque.TV the only place to watch OPGP

Confirmed in the championships latest press release, it has agreed a multimedia, multi-year agreement with Torque.TV, North America’s new online destination for motorsports and the high performance lifestyle.

It will air the OPGP starting in 2015 on television and digital platforms.

Also, as part of a multi-year agreement announced earlier this year between Torque.TV and CBS Sports Network, the OPGP will air on the CBS Network in one-hour highlight shows weekdays in primetime or on weekend afternoons.

OPGP seals print deal

On top of the TV coverage, the world’s most widely distributed weekly motorsports magazine show, Motorsport Mundial, will provide significant coverage of all OPGP events.

“Offshore Powerboat racing is one of the most exciting and technically challenging forms of motorsport today,” said Roger Werner, Chairman and Founder of Torque.

“These incredible boats are capable of speeds over 200 miles per hour on open water. With helicopters, drones and a significant number of on-boat cameras, we expect that this series—and the state-of-the-art production qualities that come with it—will rekindle America’s fascination with this exciting sport.”

About the OPGP

Offshore Powerboat Grand Prix was formed in 2014 with one goal – to carry on a 50-plus year tradition of showcasing the world’s best offshore powerboat racing, and raise the current state of the sport to new heights.

For 2015, the series will consist of a five-race championship that is affiliated with the American Power Boat Association and Union Internationale Motonautique, utilizing the Offshore Powerboat Racing Association to run on-water and technical activities. Specific race dates and locations will be announced in the near future.

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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