Scotland set for debut P1 Grand Prix

The first ever P1 Superstock powerboat race will take place in Scotland this weekend with an estimated 30,000 fans expected to turn out.

Free

The P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea in Greenock, west central Lowlands of Scotland will see racing action across Saturday and Sunday free to watch for the public.

It’s the first of its kind in Scotland and thousands of fans are gearing up for some explosive action on the Scottish seas. The festival of marine motorsport, co-hosted by Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Council, includes the second round of the five-venue P1 UK race series.

A large fleet of P1 Panther race boats and around 40 jet skis will compete in the P1 Superstock and Aqua X championships on a race course laid out close-to-shore at Greenock’s Esplanade.

Schedule

Action takes place across the 18 and 19 June with more than 15 difference races and other activities taking place on day 1.

On Sunday 19 June the action starts at 10.30am with the final race starting at 3.30pm.

There will also be a local team for fans to cheer with Dino Zavaroni and Gordon Wicklow in the cockpit for Team Inverclyde; they made an impressive debut at Scarborough in their first outing.

P1 chief operating officer, Robert Wicks said the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea promised two days of action, on and off the water.

“The really good news for people across Greenock and Inverclyde is that it’s all free – so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy all the fast and furious action on the water and well as loads of fun and games for all the family on land,” he said.

“Included in this, in conjunction with our supportive partners, is a special Inverclyde Showcase which will see exhibition stands and marquees showing off the best of the area’s tourism-related businesses,” continued Wicks.

The chief operating officer said P1 had experienced “a hugely positive reaction in the region” to the event.

“We can’t wait for the action to begin and see and hear the buzz of a huge Greenock and Inverclyde crowd enjoying some truly spectacular action,” stated Wicks.

For more information about P1 visit the championship’s official website: http://www.powerboatp1.com/