Former Powerboat P1 race team owner Richard Carr watched in surprise as former P1 Superstock champions James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young made a bad start in the defence of their title.
Norvill and Parsons-Young completed a historic double last year lifting the UK and USA titles, but struggled with mechanical failures in what proved to be a disappointing weekend.
However, that feeling contrasted strongly with the Flying Panther crew of Nick Williams and Martin Robinson who proved victorious after a ‘fastest lap decider’.
Williams and Robinson finished the four race weekend level on points with Allam Marine, but took the crown thanks the ‘fastest lap decider’.
Despite enjoy some sun over the weekend, the Scarborough coast took its fair share of showers which made for some tough racing conditions. P1’s first ever visit to the Yorkshire coastal resort attracted a decent size crowd as eleven boats took to the shoreline.
Arran Scott of Allam Marine put the disappointment of last year behind him with new partner Gavin Feldt, whilst Williams and Robinson continued the form that led them to second in the championship last year.
Husband and wife crew David Toozs-Hobson had a fantastic weekend as they finished in third for Pickfords Racing.
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About Richard Carr
Richard Carr, of Poole, 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.