Scarborough Le Mans Start
Following the success of the inaugural P1 race event in Scarborough in May this year, the world’s leading marine motorsport brand has announced that it will again head to the North Yorkshire coast for the opening round of its 2016 season, with the event carrying the name of the P1 Dale Power Solutions Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea.
The double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action will provide a weekend of free-to-watch sporting entertainment at South Bay on 14/15 May. Dale Power Solutions, the UK power protection and business continuity solutions company based in Scarborough, will again be on board as the headline sponsor.
Lending their support to the event once again will be Yorkshire-based Dalby Offshore, a leading operator in the offshore shipping industry with extensive knowledge and experience in crew-supply and support vessels for the expanding offshore renewable energy sector.
“Scarborough offers first class facilities and attractions and proved to be a superb location to kick off our 2015 season” said P1 chief operating officer Robert Wicks. “With its historic harbour and castle headland, the geography of South Bay offers us a natural amphitheatre for racing and for spectators to view all the action and we are looking forward to working with our partners, sponsors and local businesses to make next year’s event an even better spectacle and to attract more visitors to the borough and boost the local economy. It will be great to return to Scarborough, with the inaugural Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea being a superb way to launch the 2016 race series in May.”
2016 P1 Dale Power Solutions Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea
Dale Power Solutions CEO, Tim Wilkins is delighted to be renewing the company’s title sponsorship: “The atmosphere this year was fantastic and the event was a tremendous advertisement for our company as we celebrated our 80th anniversary. It enabled us to showcase our brand, engage with new audiences and bring key clients from around the UK to our headquarters in Scarborough. We are already developing plans for our continued sponsorship next year.”
Janet Deacon, Area Director at Welcome to Yorkshire, added: “We are delighted that Dale Power Solutions has agreed to be the headline sponsor of the event again. Having such a reputable, award-winning company contribute to growing the visitor economy is fantastic. This year’s event proved to be a great success and we are confident that the 2016 event will be even better.”
The 2016 P1 national championships will again see powerboat teams and jet ski riders compete at five venues around the country, with more than 150,000 spectators enjoying the two-day events and all the action broadcast on Sky Sports and to an international audience in more than 100 countries.