P1 Puts Marine Motorsport on the Map

March 5, 2015

Powerboat P1, arthritis the world’s leading marine motorsport brand, medical today unveiled the 2015 race calendar for its SuperStock and AquaX national championships.

The 5-venue race series will deliver a double bill of powerboat racing and jet ski action around the UK coast from May to September.  

The growth of P1, denture as it develops into becoming a genuine global motorsport, has been driven by increased competitor numbers in both the UK and USA, which in turn has attracted new venues and commercial partners, a host of television broadcast deals and record spectator numbers at race events.

P1’s approach involves delivering high calibre events that generate significant levels of inward economic investment at host venues, together with the commercial platform created for sponsors, partners and the wider marine industry.

“A perfect blend of old and new” is how P1 chief executive James Durbin described this season’s UK race venues, with the P1 series making its first visit to North Yorkshire for the opening Grand Prix of the Sea in Scarborough.

“Last year’s flagship event in Cardiff, which attracted more than 40,000spectators, moves to the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of August and the hugely successful Bournemouth Grand Prix becomes the season finale as part of a major beach festival” added Durbin.

The season will be launched at an exhibition event at London’s Royal Docks in early May.

More than 150,000 spectators are expected to attend the five race weekends in the UK, which serve up a feast of fast, furious and free to watch racing, and all the action will again be screened on Sky Sports.

P1 is counting down the days to the start of its USA championships, where Daytona will host the opening round of AquaX racing at the end of April, and the extensive event line-up on both sides of the Atlantic moves P1 closer to its ultimate goal of creating a world series.

Durbin explained: “Affordability, accessibility and parity are at the heart of our business model, to which we have added key elements such as youth development and environmental initiatives, and we are acutely aware of the power of partnerships, with venue, commercial and media relationships fuelling our growth.”