All the action from the pits and on the water

Fans of powerboat racing can catch all the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Series on Channel 4 and Sky Sports this summer.

Kicking off in July with full coverage of the 150hp Class from The Steam Packet Company Isle of Man Grand Prix, future broadcasts have now been confirmed on Channel 4 as well as Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3 Digital plus Sky Sports Xtra.

In addition to coverage of the 150hp class on Sky, the 225hp championship will be broadcast on Channel 4’s coveted weekend morning slot later this autumn.

Martin Sanders, General Manager Honda (UK) Power Equipment, says: “We are thrilled the Honda Formula 4-Stroke Series is again receiving recognition from both Channel 4 and Sky Sports.

“Returning to national television for the sixth year running not only highlights the credibility of the sport but also demonstrates the growing popularity of powerboating in the UK. Audience figures are increasing year-on-year, replicated by the Series itself which this year sees more boats racing than ever before.

“It is testimony not only to the professionalism and the excitement of the Series but also to everyone involved who has helped make it a success since it first started in 1999.”

Sky Sports is yet to confirm transmission dates for the final round to be staged in Liverpool during early September, schedules of currently confirmed coverage are listed below.

Next up is all the action from the Tyneside Grand Prix on Sky Sports 3 Digital next month (Monday 21 August).

150hp Championship – Sky Sports

Grand Prix

Date

Time

Channel

Tyneside Grand Prix

21/08/2006

19:30

Sky Sports 3 Digital

21/08/2006

22:30

Sky Sports Xtra

22/08/2006

06:30

Sky Sports 1 Digital

22/08/2006

08:30

Sky Sports 2 Digital

22/08/2006

12:00

Sky Sports 2 Digital

22/08/2006

14:30

Sky Sports 3 Digital

Plymouth Grand Prix

28/08/2006

18:30

Sky Sports 2 Digital

28/08/2006

01:30

Sky Sports 2 Digital

29/08/2006

09:00

Sky Sports 1 Digital

29/08/2006

12:00

Sky Sports 2 Digital

29/08/2006

13:30

Sky Sports 2 Digital

29/08/2006

16:30

Sky Sports 2 Digital

Cowes Grand Prix

25/09/2006

19:00

Sky Sports 3 Digital

25/09/2006

02:00

Sky Sports Xtra

26/09/2006

08:00

Sky Sports 2 Digital

26/09/2006

12:00

Sky Sports 2 Digital

26/09/2006

16:30

Sky Sports Xtra

27/09/2006

14:30

Sky Sports 3 Digital

225hp Championship – Channel 4

Grand Prix

Date

Time

Channel

Isle of Man Grand Prix

21/10/2006

07:00

Channel 4

Tyneside Grand Prix

28/10/2006

07:00

Channel 4

Plymouth Grand Prix

04/11/2006

07:00

Channel 4

Cowes Grand Prix

11/11/2006

07:00

Channel 4

Liverpool Grand Prix

18/11/2006

07:00

Channel 4