Update 8th May 2015
So the day finally arrived for the 2015 P1 Superstock season launch in London.
Sadly the originally planned 2 day event was dropped in favour of a single day press launch. To support this a number of the P1 Panther powerboats arrived in the Royal Docks on the Thursday afternoon ready for the events the following day.
A few more boats arrived on the Friday morning and 6 of them were launched to take part in the support activity of providing experience rides to the media, sponsors and others.
The Lycamobile boat was the first to head out:
Some of the crews seen in the pit area whilst waiting for their boats to be launched:
The business end of a P1 Panther:
One of the boats created a bit of a smoke screen:
The boats start to make their way to the Royal Victoria Dock:
A real shame that there wasn’t a public event like last year as the racing was exciting to watch and attracted large crowds – 2014 race day.
Funnily the event was advertised as being at “London Victoria’s Royal Docks” – close but not quite right and definitely not trips along the river Thames as was also suggested :o)
Hopefully the residents of London’s Royal Docks will be treated to some actual racing next year – fingers crossed.