Heights of Abraham take 300hp class; Grandstand Motorsport collects 150hp title

Heights of Abraham and Grandstand Motorsport became the inaugural Powerboat P1 SuperStock champions at the Lymington Grand Prix on Saturday.

Rupert Pugh and Dan Whapples finished second in the afternoon’s 300 Class race, as Heights of Abraham powered to its maiden SuperStock Championship trophy with an overall points total of 211.

After winning eight of the previous nine races, the Matlock-based team started the weekend with a 36-point lead and Saturday morning’s race cancellation ensured the UK powerboating gold would be travelling back to the Midlands.

Heights of Abraham driver Rupert Pugh said: “We’re over the moon. It’s been a huge effort by the team and we’re already looking forward to coming back next year and retaining the trophy.

Grandstand Motorsport, meanwhile, took out 150 Class. Jubilant driver John Wilson said: “It’s been an absolutely fantastic season and to become the first-ever SuperStock Champions is brilliant.”

“We’ve raced at some fantastic venues and the competition has been first class. We’re in a great position to go forward and make this series into something spectacular.”

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