H-1 King of Shaves continued their efforts to retain the Honda Formula 4-Stroke 130hp title with a convincing win in Bangor today (Sunday)

H-1 King of Shaves continued their efforts to retain the Honda Formula 4-Stroke 130hp title with a convincing win in Bangor today (Sunday) in the second half of the Grand Prix of Northern Ireland. The win gives James Sheppard and Neil Sinclair a hat-trick of consecutive victories this season.

“We’re thrilled,” commented navigator Sinclair. “It was another calm day which is definitely the sea condition that suits us best. James and I got a good start and then we just had to concentrate on staying ahead of Rocela. It’s been a great weekend’s racing and we’ve managed to extend our overall lead from one point to seven so we’re happy. The only boat to get the better of King of Shaves today was H-12 Jobs-at.com. Driver David Baker got a good start and rounded the first buoy at the head of the fleet only to miss a mark and have to turn back to retake it.

In the 225hp time trials, Steve and Tanya Baird reached the top of the podium for the first time this year, beating Kevan Cozens and Donald Haisman in R2 Composites by just two seconds.

“Bangor has lived up to all expectations as a phenomenal venue for powerboat racing,” remarked Martin Sanders, General Manager, Power Equipment, Honda (UK). “We’ve had some fantastic races and it’s been a real bonus to have all the action so tight to the shore for spectators.

The next Honda Formula 4-Stroke event is in Largs, Scotland, 27-28 July.