Serious stuff: P1, Round Britain and Cowes-Torquay
Siegfried Greve, owner and driver of Searex Germany, will challenge for the 2008 Evolution Class P1 world championship in a new Searex Falcon alongside fellow German, throttleman Kurt Prufert.
“Our new boat will be much stronger than in 2007, and faster,” confirms Greve, “we expect to challenge for podium honours although we are under no illusions that there will be tough competition from both sides of the Atlantic.”
“We are working to get the boat ready for testing off Travemunde in March. The drives and engines will be the same as last year as will be my throttleman, Kurt. He is one of the best, races hard and has exactly the qualities that Searex Germany needs to win.”
Designed and built by Searex Germany GmbH, development of the Searex Falcon 40 began in early 2006 and Greve is convinced the Mercury-powered craft is ready to make a big impression in the demanding 14 rounds of the 2008 P1 series.
“There is no better platform for a marine business to prove its products than P1 and while the boat at 40ft may be small for its class, it’s able to take on the competition, both in P1 and the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes in August.”
“We are preparing a second boat to race in 2008; a Pantera 43, which will have its maiden voyage in June, competing in the Round Britain. It has been built for P1, but not until it has been properly put to the test.”