Final preparations are underway on the Yorkshire Coast to welcome the Dale Power Solutions P1 Grand Prix of the Sea on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May.
P1 will make its first ever visit to Scarborough to serve up a feast of marine motorsport with its SuperStock Powerboat Championship and AquaX jet ski race series. The double bill of fast, furious and free-to-watch racing will take place over two high-speed action filled days in Scarborough’s South Bay.
Scarborough will host the opening event of the championship season, which will see the P1 racers compete for national titles at five venues around the country between May and September. The fleet of P1 Panther race boats, which reach speeds of up to 70 mph, and the jet ski riders will deliver a thrilling experience for the thousands of spectators expected to line the South Bay and all the action will be accompanied by live race commentary.
On Saturday 30 May, official practice sessions and racing will run from 12.30pm to 4.40pm, including a powerboat parade from Scarborough to Filey between 3.30pm and 4.30pm. On Sunday 31 May, action takes place from 1.30pm, culminating in podium presentations for the AquaX jet ski and powerboats on West Pier at 4.30pm. In addition to the main racing programme, jet ski freestyle displays will take place throughout both days; these will be best viewed from The Scarborough Spa end of South Bay.
The event is sponsored by Dale Power Solutions Limited, Dalby Offshore, Scarborough Business Ambassadors and Scarborough Borough Council, with support from Scarborough South Bay Traders Association, The Royal Yachting Association and Welcome to Yorkshire.
Robert Wicks, P1 Chief Operating Officer added:
“We are excited about making our first visit to North Yorkshire with our fleet of 12 P1 Panther powerboats and more than forty jet ski riders. Our aim is to serve up a memorable weekend of outstanding sporting entertainment for all the family and for our P1 Grand Prix of the Sea to become an annual event in South Bay.”
On land there will be a host of attractions and entertainment for the whole family on the South Bay’s West Pier. There will also be opportunities to meet the powerboat teams and jet ski racers throughout the weekend, as well as giveaways and competitions. Racers will sign autographs from 6.00pm until 7.00pm on the Saturday.