Date: Thu 15 Oct 2015

Youngsters get up to speed with P1 technology

Pupils from Bramcote School in Scarborough and Hackness Church of England School got to meet Yorkshire-based P1 SuperStock racer Dave Taft and took a closer look at his P1 Panther race boat at the Scarborough Engineering Week.

Scarborough featured on the P1 race calendar for the first time this year and after a great response from spectators, sponsors and racers is likely to be the opening round once again in 2016 for the UK’s most prestigious offshore powerboat series.

Engineering Week is aimed at young people aged from 4-19 years, and showcases some of the most prominent local and regional businesses who rely on engineering to be successful.

The P1 powerboat, which races in both the UK and USA and can reach speeds of up to 70mph, proved to be a big hit with the youngsters as Taft told them about the science of boat building.

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