Pickfords takes to the sea!

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Working with Carlin Racing on a striking new powerboat design

Preparations are well underway for this year’s P1 Superstock Championship. Not sure what that is? Imagine if Vin Diesel and his Fast & Furious crew swapped out their sports cars for high speed powerboats!

The annual marine motorsport series features 11 identical powerboats competing in five races across the UK, racing close to shore, tight and fast, making for a great public spectacle and a demanding task for the drivers and navigators.

This year’s Championship sees the Pickfords powerboat compete for the third time, once again helmed by veteran driver David Toozs-Hobson and navigator Chris Schreiber.

Pickfords has been working closely with Carlin Racing, employing their expertise in F3 motorsport to create a brand new design for our powerboat in partnership with leading currency broker TorFX.

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Last year’s powerboat cutting through the water at Gosport

The race sites for the 2016 Championship include, for the first time, the beautiful Greenock Bay in Inverclyde, Scotland, and Gosport, whose choppy conditions led to an unfortunate tumble for our crew in last year’s competition!

  • 14 May 2016 – Scarborough
  • 18 June 2016 – Greenock
  • 9 July 2016 – Gosport
  • 28 August 2016 – Cardiff
  • 3 September 2016 – Bournemouth

Watch this space for regular coverage of the upcoming Championship races!

 

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