Britain's Steve Curtis has made history by winning an unprecedented sixth title in the Class 1 Powerboat World Championship.

Britain’s Steve Curtis has made history by winning an unprecedented sixth title in the Class 1 Powerboat World Championship.

Curtis, from Southampton, and his driver Bjorn Gjelsten in Spirit of Norway took line honours today in Dubai in the final race of the 2004 series to take the cup.

Their title rivals in Victory 7 retired with a broken throttle cable.

Curtis and Gjelsten are the first pairing in Class 1 history to win the world championship three years in a row. It is their fourth title together.