Multi champion to make his P1 racing debut aboard Sunseeker Challenger
Multiple World and European powerboat champion, Peter Little, is to race for Sunseeker Sales Group alongside Andy Wilby in the 2008 UIM Powerboat P1 World Championships.
He joins as throttleman alongside driver, Andy Wilby, aboard Sunseeker Challenger, with the aim to elevate the team to a podium position during its second year in the P1 Supersport class.
Little has a wealth of experience having competed in more than 200 races since 1987 and has an enviable reputation in the UIM Class 3, racing in the two-litre and six-litre sub-divisions, plus V24 and Pro-V throughout Europe and in Dubai. He is also winner and record holder for Round the Island Race at Cowes and holds multiple world records for speed and endurance, breaking the Class 3 two-litre powerboat record of 95.7 miles per hour on Coniston Water, in 2006. In 1999 he was awarded the BT Nautical Power Yachtsman of the Year award for his outstanding powerboating performances.
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to race for Sunseeker Sales Group and working with Team Sunseeker,” says Pete. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to make my Powerboat P1 debut with one of the most highly recognised teams in the competition. It has already done a great job putting in place both people and first-class engineering resources to achieve its ambitions. I am looking forward to teaming up with Andy and I’m confident that together we can be at the top in 2008.”
“Pete and Andy will form one of the most exciting driver line-ups of 2008,” commented Dominic Byrne, managing director of Sunseeker Sales Group. “His abilities as a professional racer are extremely well known in the powerboating arena and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. Both Pete and Andy are extremely talented, professional and competitive racers and together they will concentrate on our challenge for the championship.”
Together with Team Sunseeker’s new throttleman, Sunseeker Sales Group is making significant refinements and adaptations to its production race boat in order to compete for the prestigious title. The new developments will further enhance performance to ensure that Team Sunseeker has the smoothest and best ride possible when pushing the boat to the limits. These modifications are due to be announced at the end of April.