Richard Carr returned to the world of powerboating in 2008 following a 15-year break from the sport to compete in the 2008 Powerboat P1 Evolution Class Championship.
Watch the Season Review
A full highlights package from the season, featuring all the thrills and spills, is available to view in the ‘Video’ section under ‘Archives’ on Richard’s racing website and also via his official Racing YouTube Channel.
Boat number 99, Fountain Worldwide 1st4boats.com, crowned their second successive Championship season, with the 2008 title. Pilot James Sheppard and Throttleman Craig Wilson branded the season as the hardest they had ever competed in at offshore racing’s top level.
9-11 May – Italy
23-25 May – Marseille, France
6-8 June – Valletta, Malta
11-13 July – Hammamet, Tunisia
12-14 September – Vigo, Spain
26-28 September – Portimao, Portugal
23-25 October – Middle East
Highlights from Richard Carr’s honeyparty.com’s only victory are available to watch on his YouTube channel.
The Vigo victory proved to be honeyparty.com’s only success of the season, having suffered a long-run of misfortune up until that point.
After having stepped on the top podium, Richard said: ‘We had to turn the corner sooner or later,’ said a delighted Carr as he celebrated his success. ‘A lot of work has gone into the boat this year, and we always knew – based on the speed of the boat – that a victory would come sooner or later. The boat ran like an absolute dream.”
honeyparty.com wins Moment of 2008
Richard Carr and his team may have had to watch on as others collect the top awards at the end of season awards, but there was something to get cheerful about.
honeyparty.com’s collision with Cigarette Racing Team Europe in France’s Cote d’Azur Grand Prix was named the Powerboat P1 Moment of 2008, illustrating Powerboat P1’s unique camaraderie in its full glory!
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.