Powerboat P1 Championship - Mr Chu's the Host Venue

 

Hull Grand Prix set to thrill crowds as course moves to St Andrews Quay

 

 

Promoters of the annual Hull Grand Prix of the Sea on Saturday/Sunday, 16th/17th June have pulled off a coup by moving the course to a spectator friendly location adjacent to St Andrews Quay retail park with Mr Chu's as the Host Venue and the centre of all activities for the weekend!!!

 

Edox returns to Hull on 16/17th June

Edox returns to Hull on 16/17th June

The move means shoppers and motorsport fans will have a fantastic view of the race course on the River Humber, which will run close to the shore line. Plans are being made to locate Race Control and the commentator in the Mr Chu China Palace restaurant as promoter Powerboat P1 seeks to create an impressive free-to-watch motorsport show for Hull and East Yorkshire.

 

“We’ll design a course that comes as close to the St Andrews Quay terrace as possible so spectators can get close to the action”, said Powerboat P1’s Lisa Barsby. “Hull was our most popular venue last year and I believe this move will enhance the event for both the racers and fans.”

 

The Hull Grand Prix of the Sea will feature a host of local racers in both the powerboat and jet ski races. The headline P1 SuperStock 250 Championship will also have its opening round in Hull, after an exhibition event in Plymouth last weekend, while the title fight hots up in the P1 150 Class race. “Having the opening round of Super Stock 250 on the Humber is a massive boost for the visit to Hull and I know all our racers are looking forward to coming to East Yorkshire”, added SuperStock UK Championship Manager Paolo Callea.

 

Beverley-born John Wilson won in Hull last year to set himself up for a championship victory in his Pertemps-backed boat and will be heading to the opening round looking to kick start his title defence in style. “East Yorkshire is my home county so it gives me a very special feeling to come back and race in the area where I grew up”, said John. “The Humber is a very challenging place to race and I am sure the crowds in St Andrews Quay are in for a thrilling time as they’ll be able to see the whole course.”

 

The other hometown powerboat hero is Ian Brusby. Although now based in Doncaster, the Rough Cut Racing team driver was born and bred in Hull and with family still living in and around the city Brusby is keen to produce a winning display in his Edox Swiss Watches boat. Brusby finished second in race one last year behind Wilson and with new navigator Simon Wing on board will be keen to be at the sharp end.

 

There are also two local riders amongst the 20+ jet ski racers in the exciting P1 AquaX Championship, with both Steve Robinson from Hedon and Kingston-upon-Hull’s Adrian Wilson hoping for local support as they take on Britain’s best personal watercraft racers.

 

Provisional timetable:

Saturday, 16th June

15.00 P1 SuperStock Match Racing Competition
16.45 P1 AquaX Round 1
17.45 P1 SuperStock Round 1

Sunday, 17th June

16.00 P1 SuperStock Round 2
17.00 P1 AquaX Round 2
18.00 P1 SuperStock Round 3

 

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