NEXA P1 World Team Powerboat Champions Crowned in Mumbai

British powerboat racers Sam and Daisy Coleman are heading for Mumbai airport tonight with the NEXA P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas world championship team trophy in their luggage after their unbeaten performances this weekend took Baleno RS Booster Jets to the top of the leader board. Standing alongside them on the podium were Indian driver CS Santosh and his UK navigator Martin Robinson.
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NEXA P1 Powerboat: The Colemans Are Rocking the Mumbai Scene

The British brother and sister pairing of Sam and Daisy Coleman will go into tomorrow’s final race in Mumbai looking for a hat trick of victories in the inaugural NEXA P1 Powerboat India Grand Prix of the Seas that brought world class powerboat racing to India for the first time. They followed up their success in yesterday’s qualifying session, that saw them edge out fellow-Brits James Norvill and Charlie Parsons-Young by a 1/100thof a second, to secure pole position in today’s opening 15-lap race, by winning in impressive style.

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Mumbai Welcomes 2017 World Championship Powerboat Racing

India enjoyed its first taste of world class powerboat racing today as the Qualifying session kicked off the 3 day NEXA P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas in Mumbai.

Spectators around the natural amphitheatre of Mumbai’s Back Bay and millions of viewers of Sony ESPN’s live television coverage watched the fleet of 12 P1 Panther race boats set their qualifying times to determine the starting line-up for tomorrow’s opening day of racing.

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2017 NEXA P1 Pilots Presentation

After presenting you the powerboating teams in a previous post, now you get the list of all the pilots that compete for the prestigious 2017 Indian Grand Prix of the Sea. If you’re into the powerboating scene you’ll recognize several great competitors. And of course, there is the Belgian team with Alain Coppens and Fredrick Bastin. Powerboating.be wishes them all the best as well as all others pilots. Keep it fast and safe.

 

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The 6 Teams at the 2017 NEXA P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Sea

Here is the final list of all competitors racing for the titel of the Indian Grand Prix of the Sea. My fellow countrymen are the ‘yellow team’ which drives the B boat of Team 6.

Team 6

Boat A

  • Piloted by John Donnelly
  • Navigated by Kevin Burdock
  • Donnelly and Burdock currently hold the P1 Super Stock World Speed Record of 107.69 km/h.

Boat B

  • Piloted by Alain Coppens, The Dutch National Powerboat Champion from 2014-2016. Alain Coppens started his career as windsurfer and speed sailor, and debuted in powerboat racing in 2014.
  • Navigated by Fredrick Bastin, a long-time engineer, test driver and instructor for P1 powerboats.

The team is represented by ambassador, Asha Bhat, Ms. Supernatural 2014.

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