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Four new venues for the SuperStock Championship
Four new venues for the SuperStock Championship

Powerboat P1 Management Ltd, the rights holders to the Powerboat P1 SuperStock Championship, has today announced its provisional calendar for the 2010 season.

The schedule shows the championship racing at six venues, including two Grand Prix events beyond the series’ traditional British base.

The SuperStock Championship will showcase the UK’s most accessible marine motorsport to a wider audience, adding a new tier of racing to the existing Powerboat P1 World Championship structure.

Beginning in Split, Croatia on April 16-18, the SuperStock Championship will visit popular tourist centres around the British Isles, as well as providing an extra opportunity for the newest member of the Powerboat P1 family to compete alongside the world championship in foreign waters.

“We are extremely excited to announce the first-ever SuperStock Championship calendar,” said Powerboat P1 Director, Andy Hindley. “The early signs for the series are fantastic. In just ten weeks, we have organised the calendar, ratified a set of rules and secured a television agreement, following the takeover from the Formula 4-Stroke Association.”

In addition to sharing the limelight with the world championship for the first time, the SuperStock Championship’s inaugural Grand Prix of the Sea in Split will run in conjunction with the Croatia Boat Show, presenting a unique collaboration for the marine motorsport.

The Cornish port of Penzance will host round two of the 2010 series before the SuperStock Championship fleet powers into Galway, on Ireland’s west coast, as part of the Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race, securing a first return to the Emerald Isle since the series’ last visit in 2006.

Pwllheli retains its place on the calendar with the Welsh coastal town reinforcing the Celtic flavour.

Powerboat P1 Management Ltd is thrilled to offer SuperStock Championship teams a second chance to race overseas, with August’s scheduled stopover in Sweden becoming the fourth new addition to the former Honda F4SA Championship’s race calendar.

Hindley added: “Pwllheli has a fantastic infrastructure and we are eager to continue our relationship with the seaside town.

“Racing outside of the championship’s conventional UK and Irish shores, coupled with the exciting collaborations with the Croatia Boat Show and the Around Ireland Offshore Powerboat Race in Galway, illustrates our huge ambitions for the series.

“I am confident that our ability to deliver four new venues and a sensational finale planned for September on England’s south coast will ensure a successful first year for the SuperStock Championship.”


Round         Provisional Date                         Location
1                     16, 17, 18 April                       Split, Croatia
2                     21, 22, 23 May                        Penzance, England
3                     5, 6, 7 June                             Galway, Ireland
4                     9, 10, 11 July                          Pwlhelli, Wales
5                     6, 7, 8 August                         Sweden
6                     10,11, 12 September         South Coast, England

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08.02.2010