Powerboat and jet ski racing returns to Tor Bay this weekend with the fourth round of the P1 SuperStock and AquaX national championships.

A fleet of ten P1 Panther race boats and more than thirty jet ski riders will take to the water for two days of fast, furious and free-to-watch action in the Torquay Grand Prix of the Sea.

The P1 race season serves up a double bill of marine motorsport at 12 events in the UK and USA, attracting 300,000 spectators and TV viewers in more than 50 countries.

Torbay’s Mayor and Leader, Gordon Oliver, said: “Following the great success of last year’s event it is great to see this spectacular maritime event back. We are growing Torbay as a UK events hotspot and this type of event helps cement us on the UK and international calendar.”

Harbour Master Kevin Mowat commented: “We are delighted to again be hosting the P1 championships. Last year’s event attracted lots of spectators to the harbour for two safe and enjoyable days of sport and entertainment.”

Following P1’s first visit to Torquay in 3013, its chief operating officer, Robert Wicks said: “The local support, outstanding facilities and fan base make this event a favourite for racers and officials alike.

“Powerboat racing presents a number of operational challenges but our lives are made so much easier here by the close proximity of the harbour facilities to the race course as well as the assistance and support we have received from the Harbour Master’s office, Torbay Council and Mayor Gordon Oliver.”

Racing starts at midday on both Saturday and Sunday, and entertainment will include RIB and jet ski freestyle dislays. Spectators should head for Haldon Pier. For further information please visit www.p1superstock.co.uk







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