Outstanding performance in Formula 4 gains international recognition

Britain’s only current powerboat world champion, Scott Curtis, 26, from Norwich (pictured left) has been honored by the world’s governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM).

Curtis, whose four podium finishes included two outright wins in the Formula 4 World Championship, was the lone British contender amidst 63 powerboat racers from across the globe recognised for their achievements at the famous Salles des Etoiles in Monaco.

He dedicated his win to his family’s commitment to the sport and is now planning his defence of the crown.

“I would love to progress to Formula 2 but for now my focus is on defending the title,” he stated. “As ever, that will depend upon finding sponsorship.”

UIM President Dr Raffaele Chiulli commended Curtis on his achievement, saying: “Scott is a shining example to any young would-be powerboat racer.