P1 Powerboat set to return to Hull for fifth year

There will now be two chances for the people of Yorkshire to witness the 2015 P1 Powerboat season, with Hull being announced as the third round destination, reports former racer Richard Carr.

Hull joins Scarborough

Yorkshire coastal town Scarborough will host the first round of this season’s championship with the teams returning to the country later in the year for the third round in the Humber.

It is the fifth season in a row that the Superstock and AquaX national championships have visited the Humber, a location renowned for providing fans with a fantastic view of the action.

This season’s other venues include Cardiff, Bournemouth, Scarborough and Gosport. Teams and riders are set to land in Hull over the weekend of 8th and 9th August.

The Humber provides a tough challenge

In the past, Hull’s Humber estuary has provided the riders with challenging conditions, mainly because of its strong current.

P1 chief operating officer Robert Wicks was looking forward to heading back to East Yorkshire: “The race location in Hull offers some of the best viewing for fans and with the backdrop of The Deep and the Humber Bridge and the great on-shore facilities, it’s a venue that P1 and all the competitors enjoy visiting each year.

“The strong current in the Humber always brings an extra challenge to the racing, which was watched last year by a record crowd of 23,000.”

P1 Powerboat

The series is now in its fifth season and features the P1 Panther race boat that can reach speeds of up to 70mph. This year’s races, in both the UK and USA, will feature more than 200 teams and attract of live audience in excess of 200,00 spectators.

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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