Completes all-girl crew for season opener on May 8

British powerboat champion Shelley Jory is battling to get to the start line for the opening grand prix of the P1 season in Malta on May 8.

Southampton-born Jory (pictured left) has taken the bold step of competing in the first all-girl team in the P1 SuperSport class alongside Maltese racer Audrien Ciantar (right). Jory and Ciantar will compete under the umbrella of theRacing Projectteam owned by P1 World Champion, Angelo Tedeschi.

“I have decided to take the F1 “Brawn” approach – get to the line, prove I can get results and try and attract sponsors,” says Jory.

Jory, who is competing in her second P1 season, will take her usual position in the driver’s seat with co-driver Ciantar on the throttles.

The female duo have spent less than two hours training together owing to the logistics but are confident they play a part in the P1 SuperSport class. Shelly goes on:

“We both bring vast amounts of racing experience to the P1 circuit. I am looking forward to racing with the boys in SuperSport class and also the friendly rivalry with our team owner Angel Tedeschi. I’m sure Audrien can’t wait to race against her brother Aaron!”