P1 racing will be back in Torquay for two days of fast and furious action this weekend as more than thirty jet ski racers compete for national honours at Beacon Quay. The UK series has already visited Scotland and Wales this summer, and spectators around Haldon Pier will be treated to some tense and dramatic competition in the seven races featuring both Endurance and Sprint classes.
With rounds in Greenock and Milford Haven in the books, Joe Harvey leads the UK championship with a 39-point leader over his nearest rivals and will be aiming to secure the title and, with it, a place the World Championships hosted in Key West later this year when he arrives on the shores of Devon.
Global Head of P1 AquaX, Lisa Barsby, herself a former world champion jet skier, is pleased to be bringing the competition and all that comes with it back to Torquay after a three year hiatus.
“Torbay is an outstanding event arena, with its superb sea views and busy harbour creating a great atmosphere for both racers and spectators. We staged successful race events here in 2013 and 2014 and received a very warm welcome and tremendous support. We hope that there will be crowds lining the harbour wall to enjoy the climax to the AquaX season,” Barsby explained.
“We include jet ski freestyle displays to bring a new dimension to our events that really captivates spectators. World and national jet ski freestyle champions Lee Stone and Jason Bleasdale deliver high-speed, high-energy routines, complete with back flips and barrel rolls, and will perform in the harbour across the weekend.”
Deputy Harbour Master, Nick Burns, is pleased to be welcoming back the P1 AquaX competitors: “Having hosted this national race series in previous years, we are confident that the event will attract spectators to the harbourside and we look forward to seeing the UK champions crowned at the podium celebrations on Haldon Pier on Sunday afternoon.”