UK Champs take US by storm!

What an incredible year it has been for the Welsh powerboat crew of James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young, writes Richard Carr.

Former powerboat racer Richard Carr was delighted to see the Welsh pair complete an incredible double last month.

Welshman win UK and USA titles

It has been a remarkable month for Novill and Parsons-Young who recently clinched the USA Superstock title just two weeks after being crowned the UK champions.

For a review of the Gosport Grand Prix, which clinched their UK title, you can read Richard’s blog post, here.

The Newport-based pair have been hopping back and forth across the Atlantic all summer to compete in the two P1 championships. Having won all races in the Gosport Grand Prix they went into the final round of the USA series with a narrow three point lead. They didn’t let that pressure get to them though, producing four professional and consistent performances to win the title by six points.

Norvill cites lucky venue post title win

Speaking to www.p1superstock.co.uk after the race win, Norvill was expecting a tight and dramatic event: “This is one of my favourite race venues in the States and it’s also my lucky venue where I had my first USA victory last year. Typically the lake is flat and that suits me and Charlie. It’s a great feeling to win both championships,” he said.

Race results

Race 1
Team Time Pts
1st Space Coast 14.00 20
2nd GD Environmental 14.03 17
Race 2
Team Time Pts
1st Southerneastern 12.10 20
2nd GD Environmental 12.12 17
Race 3
Team Time Pts
1st GD Environmental 14.18 20
2nd Lycamobile Racing 14.19 17
 Race 4
Team Time Pts
1st Florida National Guard 13.52 20
2nd Southerneastern 15.05 17
3rd GD Environmental 14.08 15

Final standings

Team Stuart Jacksonville Tampa Cocoa Beach St.Cloud Pts
1st GD Environmental 15 56 62 69 68 270
2nd Space Coast 13 58 62 66 65 264
3rd Southerneastern 14 57 56 51 65 243