Another superb tactical performance from Jackie Hunt and Mike Shelton

Another superb tactical performance from Jackie Hunt and Mike Shelton in Extremeboat on Sunday secured victory and the British Grand Prix SuperSport title for this husband and wife pairing. It was the second consecutive year that Hunt and Shelton have won their home event and they now move to the penultimate Grand Prix championship leaders.

In a fiercely fought production class encounter, Sun Lik Beer, the Anglo-Chinese boat of Martin Lai and Andreas Halkiopoulos moved through the field, overtaking VoomVoom.com on the fourth lap to take second place.

Behind them the Championship leaders, Roscioli Hotels Roma, was building up a head of steam, making up for a disappointing result in Friday’s first leg and eager to secure valuable championship points. Lai and Halkiopoulos are determined, exceptional racers and had to utilise all of their racing skills to stay ahead of the Italians to take runners-up place in the Grand Prix. Buzzi Bullet also performed well throughout the weekend, just missing out on third place over the two legs from VoomVoom.com.

VoomVoom.com, piloted by Vee Ganjavian and Charles Williams-Hawkes, had undertaken major development work in the build up to this event, including two new engines. The hard work has started to pay dividends as they followed up an impressive performance on Friday to claim a Grand Prix podium place. The team once again led in the early stages and now look set to play a significant part as the championship moves to Zeebrugge, Belgium, on September 8-9. With the top three teams, Extremeboat, Roscioli Hotels and Buzzi Bullet separated by just 60 points, it is still all to play for.

2007 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship

British Grand Prix of the Sea – Round Two – SuperSport

Results

1. – 01 – Extremeboat – 100pts

2. – 08 – Sun Lik Beer – 80pts

3. – 44 – Roscioli Hotels Roma – 60pts

4. – 47 – Buzzi Bullet III – 50pts

5. – 07 – VoomVoom.com – 40pts

6. – 11 – Team Sunseeker – 30pts

7. – 46 – Chaudron 2 – 20pts

2007 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship points position

SuperSport

1. – 01 – Extremeboat – 200pts

2. – 08 – Sun Lik Beer – 160pts

Jnt 3. – 07 – VoomVoom.com – 100pts

Jnt 3. – 47 – Buzzi Bullet III – 100pts

5. – 11 – Team Sunseeker – 70pts

6. – 44 – Roscioli Hotels Roma – 60pts

7. – 46 – Chaudron 2 – 20pts

2007 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship Standings
SuperSport Class

1. – 01 – Extremeboat – 480pts

2. – 44 – Roscioli Hotels Roma – 470pts

3. – 47 – Buzzi Bullet III – 420pts

4. – 08 – Sun Lik Beer – 300pts

5. – 07 – VoomVoom.com – 270pts

6. – 46 – Chaudron 2 – 240pts

7. – 11 – Team Sunseeker – 190pts

8. – 03 – Carpenter – 10pts