Russian pilot Andrei Panyushkin has been seriously injured during a test session in San Nazzaro, Italy and was taken to hospital in Parma.
Jelf Racing will be fielding five boat’s this season in pursuit of further honours for the Kent based team.
The UIM Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is looking for a new promoter to take over the series in 2016.
We have been sent a couple of press releases by the UIM this week outlining that President Raffaele Chiulli had attended the SportAccord Convention in Sochi, Russia.
The Tønsberg Boatshow will be held on May the 1st to 3rd in Norway and F1 H20 driver Marit Strømøy will be at the show with her F1 2 seater.
When the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reported that Russia’s economy had shrank by 2% in the first three months of this year, which he attributed to the pressure of Western sanctions, it was interesting to see that the UIM President, Raffaele Chiulli had met with the Russian Federation’s Minister of Sport, Vitaly Mutko and Yunis Lukmanov, President of the Motorboat Federation of Russia at the SportAccord Convention.
There are three ThunderCat Racing events to look forward to in Cornwall this year. Not only will the teams be battling it out for the 2015 RYA British ThunderCat Championship, but a new 3 round series aptly entitled, “King Of The Surf Championship”.
The Guernsey Powerboat Association have started a campaign to encourage more women to participate in their races.
It has been 3 years this month since Clive Curtis the founder of Cougar Marine passed away. Clive will go down in history as a pioneer in offshore racing, a truly great boat builder and racer, I spent many happy hours chatting to him and his opinions were always valued.
News from the F2 promoters is that the first race on their 2015 calendar is now cancelled. The event was set to be held in Ribaduoro, Portugal on May 30th to 31st. Brindisi in Italy will now host the opening race of the World Championship over the weekend of 4th to 5th of July.
James Tapp driving Microlink / Ahmad Tea took Round 2 of the RYA ThunderCat British Championship at Boscombe today.
2014 RYA ThunderCat Racing British Champion Bligh Julius – Team 33, certainly didn’t have it all his own way en route to taking Round 1 of the Multispark Grand Prix at Bournemouth.