An estimated 30,0000 people are expected at the inaugural P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea in Greenock, west central Lowlands of Scotland on 18 and 19 June. The event, in its first edition, is free to the public.
The race schedule for the first ever P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea has now been confirmed as thousands prepare for two days of racing action.
The festival of marine motorsport, co-hosted by Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Council, includes the second round of the five-venue P1 UK race series.
A fleet of P1 Panther race boats and around 40 jet skis will compete in the P1 SuperStock and AquaX championships on a race course close-to-shore at Greenock’s Esplanade.
The first action on the water takes place at 10am on 18 June, with more than 15 different races and other activities on show that day.
On 19 June, the action begins at 10.30am with the final race of the weekend due to finish around 3.30pm.
Team Inverclyde – with locals Dino Zavaroni and Gordon Wicklow in the cockpit – are sure to garner home support on just their second outing following their debut in Scarborough last month.
In addition to the many races across various disciplines, there will be eight free-to-watch displays by Hydroflight and Freestyle jet skis, four displays on each day.
P1 chief operating officer, Robert Wicks said the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea promised two days of action, on and off the water.
“The really good news for people across Greenock and Inverclyde is that it’s all free – so all you need to do is turn up and enjoy all the fast and furious action on the water and well as loads of fun and games for all the family on land,” he said.
“Included in this, in conjunction with our supportive partners, is a special Inverclyde Showcase which will see exhibition stands and marquees showing off the best of the area’s tourism-related businesses,” continued Wicks.
The chief operating officer said P1 had experienced “a hugely positive reaction in the region” to the event.
“We can’t wait for the action to begin and see and hear the buzz of a huge Greenock and Inverclyde crowd enjoying some truly spectacular action,” stated Wicks.
A full schedule for the P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea can be found on the Powerboat P1 website.
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