Kent Teenager George Elmore will head to Stewartby Lake in Bedford on the 7 – 8 August for the 2021 British Sprint Championships. Powerboat Racing like many sports has been hit by Covid-19 restrictions meaning the youngster has not raced since 2019.
The GT30 Class is a monohull boat and sees teams battle it out at speeds of around 40mph on an ever changing track as the water squalls and churns beneath them throughout the race. The British Sprint Championship will take place over one weekend. The racing format will be 3 heats with all results to count.
The youngster from Kent will have his work cut off for him as a strong field of competitors join him on the starting grid to fight for this British Title. But is confident that he still has the racing edge that has seen him claim silverware in the past.
The GT30 class is a class that sees teenagers of 14 upwards compete against adult counterparts on a relatively level playing field. The competition is often fierce and furious as they battle away from the start to be the first boat to the turn buoy.
On the forthcoming competition the youngster had this to say “I can’t wait to get back on the water and racing! I’ve got a great team behind me and I will be using the free practice and qualifying to full advantage to blow any cobwebs away and make sure the boat is setup correctly fo the races.”
He continued “There’s always a strong fleet of competitors in the GT30 class and we haven’t raced in two years so practice and qualifying will be key. I will be pushing for pole position in qualifying and from there can hopefully keep the lead into the first turn but the other racers will be aiming for the same so we will just have to see what happens on the day!”