A first for Hull, the P1 SuperStock Powerboat Championship comes to the Humber this weekend!
Hometown hero Ian Brusby is hoping for plenty of local support in Hull this weekend, 29/30/31 July, when the P1 SuperStock Championship brings the UK’s top powerboat racers to East Yorkshire for the third round of the 2011 season.
Although now based in Doncaster, the Rough Cut Racing team driver was born and bred in Hull and with family still living in and around the city Brusby is keen to produce a winning display when the P1 SuperStock competitors take to the River Humber this weekend.
Ably assisted by experienced navigator Dan Whapples (Poole, Dorset), the pairing is unquestionably one of the strongest in the headline P1 Panther 250 Class. Their high level of performance hasn’t been borne-out in terms of results though due to a challenge which has been hampered by a series of issues.
Gremlins during the opening round in Jersey and also in the second of the two races in Plymouth last weekend mean Brusby and Whapples will arrive in Hull propping-up the P1 250 table. That could easily change though if they can repeat the Plymouth form which brought victory in the one-on-one Match Races and a strong second place in the first of the main points-scoring encounters.
“It’d be great to have at least one win in Hull but I’m going out there the same way I do for every race, to do the best I can”, said Brusby, “We’ve had problems in Jersey and Plymouth so we’re second from bottom of the championship, we need more finishes.
As P1 SuperStock prepares for its sole visit of the year to the east coast, the Pertemps crew of John Wilson (Coleshill, West Midlands) and Neil Scarborough (Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire) head the P1 250 standings but the duo is being chased hard, not least by Edox pairing Rupert Pugh (Matlock, Derbyshire) and Tony Crossley (Sidmouth, Devon) who took a brace of superb victories last time out.
Unique to next weekend’s Hull Marina event is that the action on all three days will take place during the evening, offering an even more impressive spectacle for spectators at Hull Marina. With such a terrific vantage point, and access completely free of charge, there’s no excuse to miss out on witnessing the outstanding sport provided by the country’s top powerboat stars.
P1 SuperStock 250 Class points after 4 races:1. Pertemps 70 points; 2.Team Eighty Eight 58; 3. Peters & May Racing 57; 4 = Edox and Typhoo 55; 6. Helvetia Wealth 51; 7. Rough Cut Racing 28; 8. Haas Racing 21.
P1 SuperStock 150 Class points after 4 races:
1. Team Purple 77 points; 2. Eclipse 65; 3. Team Fox 60; 4 = Aztec Racing, Black Magic 38; 6 = Red/Macdonald Mermaid 34 8. Flying Sparks 26.