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Focus On… Team WNT F2 – Almost Ready to Test…

This evening Simon from Team WNT F2 sent me this image showing the extent of work that has had to be carried out on their boat following the Lowestoft GP weekend. You can clearly see where the right sponson became detatched from the hull, the split that ran along the deck towards the cell and the damage that was sustained to the canopy above the screen.

It’s great to see the work coming along and to to know that the repair has gone smoothly so far.

Remember, all this effort they are going to is building up to what promises to be a great weekend of racing at Carr Mill Dam, near St. Helens, on 28th & 29th May. If you’ve not been to one of our events before, why not pop down and see what we are all about?



Focus On… Team WNT F2 – Update

Following the damage sustained in Steve’s accident at the Lowestoft GP, Team WNT F2 have had their work cut out making sure they will be back and fighting fit in time for the Lancashire GP at Carr Mill Dam in two weeks time.

This morning I have spoken to Simon, one of the team members, to get an update on their progress.

“I think we can say that we are all working flat out to be at the Carr Mill test session the week before with a competitive boat. The main prep is complete and the engine has been serviced so it’s a case of a lot of smaller jobs to be done this week, then we are ready for testing again.”

So it sounds like the team’s great work ethic and determination will pay off and they will be back and hoping to fight at the front at what promises to be a really exciting weekend.

Why not come and join us at Carr Mill Dam (28th/29th May), St Helens, WA11 7LZ, for two fun-filled family days of fast and furious action on the water?

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Focus On… Team WNT F2

Set up for Team WNT F2 is a slick process. Like a well oiled machine, each team mamber has their part to play in preparing the boat.

Yesterday’s qualifying session should have been a straight forward affair, however as the session drew closer the wind began to pick up and gusty conditions can make things very unpredictable for the drivers. Steve went out and was setting good lap times which would have been enough to place him 3rd on the start grid.

Unfortunately though, the session was cut short for Steve when his boat caught a gust of wind and blew over backwards.The boat came down on it’s nose, breaking the right sponson and splitting the deck, and proceeded to barrel roll, coming to rest the right way up. Steve was able to get out of the boat and onto the Osprey Rescue boat, and his stricken craft was towed back to Coleman’s Dyke for the damage to be fully assessed.

Talking to the team afterwards it was clear that the boat could not be repaired overnight, but Steve has been loaned a boat, been scrutineered, and will be out racing today. His boat will be going in for repair tomorrow and the team are extremely hopeful that it will be ready in time for Round 2 of the championships at Carr Mill in three weeks time. In the meantime, Steve and the rest of the team will be taking their engine home with them for a complete service, ready to give everything they can in defense of their National F2 Championship.

Focus On… Team WNT F2

Following a cold start and a long drive, Team WNT F2 spent the rest of the day making sure their boat and pit area were in order before heading to their hotel. At 12pm tomorrow they will begin their defense of the British National F2 Championship.

Focus On… Team WNT F2

This weekend we will be following Team WNT F2 as they begin the job of retaining the British F2 Powerboat GP Championship. If you have questions you want us to ask please send them in to us, we have been granted full access to the team over the weekend. We look forward to hearing from you.


Last year we witnessed some superb racing. This year we welcome some new faces and with one week to go are looking forward to getting our season off to a great start!

from Instagram:

2015 F2 Champion ready for the new season

 Steve Hoult current F2 British champion and his team are ready for the new season, hoping to retain his title again this year

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