There aren’t many offshore powerboat champions across the globe that the Victory Team haven’t at some point dominated and their latest challenge will see them take on one of the world’s toughest circuit racing series, F1H20 racing.
This time last year, Victory Team stepped out from their comfort zone and took on what is recognised as one of the toughest circuit series by electing to enter two boats in the 32 year-old UIM F1H20 World Championship.
To lead their charge in the championship Victory Team hired driver Shaun Torrente, a young American who has made a big impact since joining the sport.
Despite throwing together a boat, team and personnel, Torrente and the team were able to produce an impressive third place finish in the drivers’ standings, which included three top five finishes and a podium.
With the first round of this season’s championship taking place on the team’s home soil Dubai, Torrente is confident that the team can be serious challenges.
“We didn’t decide last season to be just another team in this great international series,” said Torrente. “We were, then and now, jumping into this project feet first and plan on making this a new ‘era’ for the organization and for the history of the sport.
“The Victory Team has been synonymous with winning ever since it took up the challenge years ago in offshore racing. Now, we are once again going flat out producing new boats, equipment and futuristic ideas that I feel will make everyone excited that we are here pushing the limits of the sport and we have a future in F1H2O racing for years to come.”
There hasn’t been much rest for the Victory Team over the winter with a pair of brand new boats being manufactured for the new season. The boats will also feature new numbers for the 2016 season.
Torrente’s will carry the number four, a good luck number to him that he has done well with throughout his career, whilst his teammate Nadir Bin Hendi will carry the number three.