Powerboat P1 Management has today announced the launch of a new race boat that is set to revolutionise the sport of mono-hull powerboat racing.
The new P1-28SS boat has been in development for the past eight months and features the latest technology in safety, hull design, digital telemetry and data acquisition. The boat will debut in SuperStock National Championships in the UK, USA and Norway in 2011 as part of a far-reaching overhaul of Powerboat P1’s sporting and commercial activities.
Powerboat P1 chairman, Asif Rangoonwala, said: “After eight years in this sport it is clear to me that one-design class racing is the most appropriate format for creating a motorsport with a level playing field for competitors. The new boat and series will lead the move from powerboat racing being a hobby into it joining the professional motorsports arena, making it easier for spectators and TV viewers to understand. Keeping to a simple proposition is key in this sport and at the heart of this is the new boat. We have negotiations that are at an advanced stage with at least eight other National Federations which are expected to be racing the new boat by 2012.”
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About Powerboat P1
P1 SuperStock is one of the fastest-growing marine motorsport series in the world. It’s also one of the most affordable, most accessible and most competitive forms of motorsport, with international recognition and guaranteed media exposure. Who wouldn’t want to win, when the world is watching?
Racing on water is completely different to racing on tarmac. The thrill is different, too. The course is constantly changing beneath you, which makes for spectacularly close and unpredictable racing - the hallmarks of the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship.
P1 SuperStock is approved by the sport’s governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), as an international class of powerboat racing.
For more information on Powerboat P1, the P1-28SS and the Championship, please click here.
Powerboat P1 are going to be unveiling the P1-28SS at the Autosport International show in January, so please pay them a visit on Stand 6240.
For more information, please contact Powerboat P1:
Powerboat P1 Management Ltd
259–269 Old Marylebone Rd
+44 (0)20 7616 5570