Evinrude 250 E-TEC Selected For P1 Super Stock Racing - 01/19/2011

Last week Powerboat P1 Management Ltd unveiled its new P1-28SS race boat at Autosport International in Birmingham, U.K. The new P1-28SS (28’ super stock) race boat is rigged with BRP's Evinrude 250 H.O. E-TEC engine. "The Evinrude brand clearly sets the benchmark when it comes to the world of outboard engines and BRP's product is synonymous with dependability, durability, and the performance required in a race environment," said Robert Wicks, Powerboat P1 chief operating officer.

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Powerboat P1 Chairman Asif Rangoonwala said: “There has been much speculation about which engine would be powering the new P1 SuperStock race boat for 2011. BRP’s outstanding environmental credentials were a key factor when considering which engine we should use on our racing boat.

“BRP was the first and is the only outboard engine manufacturer ever to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Technology Excellence Award in the U.S. The engine meets and surpasses emission standards of the EPA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the European Union."

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Powerboat P1 Chairman Asif Rangoonwala said: “There has been much speculation about which engine would be powering the new P1 SuperStock race boat for 2011. BRP’s outstanding environmental credentials were a key factor when considering which engine we should use on our racing boat. BRP was the first and is the only outboard engine manufacturer ever to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Technology Excellence Award in the U.S. The engine meets and surpasses emission standards of the EPA, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the European Union."

A First For BRP Evinrude

"This is BRP's first participation in a world-class racing series and we look forward to a continued successful collaboration in the future," added Bernard Leblanc, vice-president and regional general manager for Western Europe, Middle East and Africa in BRP's International division.

“We are committed to move the sport of power boating to a new level and believe the Evinrude E-TEC engine will help us achieve that goal," he said.

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New Outboard Class Boat for P1

Powerboat P1 has launched a new race boat that is set to revolutionize the sport of mono-hull powerboat racing, say the P1 promoters. “The new P1-28SS boat has been in development for the past eight months and features the latest technology in safety, hull design, digital telemetry and data acquisition,” said last week’s P1 press release.

The boat will debut in P1 Superstock National Championships in the U.K., the U.S. and Norway this year as part of a far-reaching overhaul of Powerboat P1’s sporting and commercial activities.

P1 SuperStock is the world’s fastest-growing marine motorsport with teams competing on a level playing field of identical boats and engines. This means that competition is down to the skill of the team – pilot and navigator – making for exciting and credible racing.

P1-28SS Development

The new P1-28SS boat is set to revolutionize the sport of mono-hull powerboat racing, say the P1 race promoters, and has been in development for the past eight months. According to the P1 website, the new design features the latest technology in safety, hull design, digital telemetry and data acquisition. The boat will debut in SuperStock National Championships in the UK, USA and Norway in 2011 as part of a far-reaching overhaul of Powerboat P1’s sporting and commercial activities.

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Powerboat P1 chairman, Asif Rangoonwala, said: “After eight years in this sport it is clear to me that one-design class racing is the most appropriate format for creating a motorsport with a level playing field for competitors. The new boat and series will lead the move from powerboat racing being a hobby into it joining the professional motorsports arena, making it easier for spectators and TV viewers to understand.

“Keeping to a simple proposition is key in this sport and at the heart of this is the new boat. We have negotiations that are at an advanced stage with at least eight other National Federations which are expected to be racing the new boat by 2012,” Rangoonwala said.

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P1 SuperStock is one of the fastest-growing marine motorsport series in the world. It’s also one of the most affordable, most accessible and most competitive forms of motorsport. The cost of entry packages range from just £17,500 per year for a boat and engine lease deal, according to P1’s website.

P1 SuperStock is approved by the sport’s governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), as an international class of powerboat racing.

The race courses are close to shore, tight and fast, making it a great spectacle for the public and demanding on the drivers and navigators. P1 SuperStock events are held in venues around the UK and Ireland. Six races are held over the race weekend and last 20-30 minutes each.

In 2011 the SuperStock series is being rolled out to a minimum of six additional countries to provide a national league series for each country, says the P1 website. International racing will be promoted through a league of champions tournament, leading to an overall world cup tournament in time.

For more information on Powerboat P1, the P1-28SS and the Championship, please go to www.p1superstock.co.uk.


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