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  • LYNN SIMBURGER, US F1 DRIVER KILLED IN CAR CRASH
  • 2016 WORLD F2 SERIES NEEDS PR.
  • MARITIMO BOUNCE BACK AFTER SERIOUS CRASH
  • POWERBOAT MUSEUM ON THE UK MAINLAND
  • Robe boat sponsorship lights up P1 race series
Lynn Simburger

LYNN SIMBURGER, US F1 DRIVER KILLED IN CAR CRASH

It is with much sadness that we hear of the death of popular US F1 pilot Lynn Simburger. Lynn was on his way to Dialysis treatment when his vehicle was involved in a head on collision on Tuesday evening. He succumbed to serious injuries sustained in the crash. We entend our deepest sympathy to Lynn’s family.

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2016 WORLD F2 SERIES NEEDS PR.

We know Sweden’s Pierre Lundin is leading the World F2 championship but information on how the others are doing is very scant. We were very keen to report on the Tonsberg round of the series but apart from a few comments on Facebook, nothing arrived by way of words or images so nothing appeared on our website and nothing will appear in the magazine. The only news we get from…

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MARITIMO BOUNCE BACK AFTER SERIOUS CRASH

Gold Coast based Maritimo Offshore Racing started its 2016 season on a solid footing winning major races at the first of the Australian Offshore Superboat Championships held in Bowen, but disaster hit in the second series at Mackay with one of its boats severely damaged. The team is set to bounce back in the next round of racing later at Coffs Harbour this month when it will replace the damaged…

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POWERBOAT MUSEUM ON THE UK MAINLAND

Every so often an article appears on social media about a ‘golden oldie’ raceboat in dire need of a new home, we think the latest is Uno Embassy. What is it about powerboaters that sees them a million miles apart from their auto enthusiasts. The motor museum at Beaulieu attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and the enterprise generates a small fortune for the estate. We visited the…

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ROBE

Robe boat sponsorship lights up P1 race series

International lighting manufacturer chooses marine motorsport to extend its ‘working with winners’ initiative. Have you ever seen the words powerboat racing, sponsorship and serendipity in the same sentence? It’s highly unlikely. Let’s explain. It’s a simple story…with a happy ending. It all began last year with a chance meeting as part of a research & development project between a business man from Northamptonshire called Mick Hannaford and a motorsport engineer…

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Ben Ridd

TACKY ADVERT ON COVER OF COWES WEEK PROGRAMME

A firm of solicitors have an advert on the covers of Cowes Week programme boastuing how they successfully acted for Ben Rudd who received head injuries following an accident several years ago. The good news was that Rudd was back in a powerboat after recovering from his accident but the bad news was that the law suit nearly cleaned out the RYA. We have not heard how much the family…

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HAS X CATS GONE THE SAME WAY AS CLASS 1

The air was rife with rumours in Portimao regarding the situation in the UAE. When asked what the situation is regarding X Cats, a member of Victory team shrugged his shoulders and said he was not sure. This once popular series appears to be in ‘sleep mode’ but we can sympathise for all those teams that have invested heavily in the new Mercury 4 strokes. Following the last race, South…

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CHIAPPE BACK ON WINNING WAYS

Reigning world champion Philippe Chiappe of CITC China Team won very convincingly at Portimao, Portugal after chasing earky leader Alex Carella of Team Abu Dhabi. The race became a little processional during the middle section as apart from Chiappe, Selio, Carella, Andersson and Torrente were all racing at the same speed meaning they remained in the sane order for a number of laps. When Carells’ trim broke he dropped back…

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JOHN DAVEY PASSES AWAY

It is with much sadness that we learn of the death of property developer John Davey. John was one of the most enthusiastic offshore racers and his Cougar cat MaCavity recorded some memorable victories. Possibly the most memorable was the race he won but had victory snatched away by what many regarded as underhanded tactics on Fabio Buzzi’s team. MaCavity crossed the finish line of the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes face in first…

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NEW OFFSHORE RACE IN IBIZA ?

After the debacle known as Venture Cup, one is very wary about any new offshore marathon race but perhaps we are being a little negative, so here goes……the latest newcomer.                                      IBIZA POWERBOAT RACE – UPDATE July 22nd. 2016                         Venue:                        IBIZA, Balearic Islands, Spain.                         Dates:             Thursday, 29th. September ~  Sunday 2nd. October 2016                         Period:                        4 days – 2 races.                         Courses:                     Around the…

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U.I.M. ClassOne World Powerboat Championship
Grand Pirx of Abu Dhabi
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MALTESE CLASS ONE EVENT CANCELLED

It was billed as the only World Class 1 GP of 2016, the Maltese GP. Sadly it has been cancelled as the funds from main investor, a South African company has not been forthcoming. The UIM are now desperately seeking a venue that can host a three race championship over five days, like the ‘good old days’ but obviously it will cost money and that could be the stumbling block….

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