P1 Powerboat Racing: Baleno RS Booster Jets crowned champions of maiden Indian GP of the Seas

Mumbai: Baleno RS Booster Jets were on Sunday crowned overall champions at the inaugural Nexa P1 Powerboat competition, billed as the Indian Grand Prix of the Seas.

Baleno RS Booster Jets, comprising two teams, overall scored 89 points in three races, including the grand finale, held off the Marine Drive in South Mumbai.

Baleno RS Booster Jets lift the Indian Grand Prix of the Seas

Baleno RS Booster Jets lift the Indian Grand Prix of the Seas

Their one team comprised Sam Coleman (pilot) and Daisy Coleman (navigator), while the other had Indian CS Santosh (pilot) and Martin Robinson (navigator) as members.

The Coleman siblings, who dominated both the races yesterday and even the time-trials, emerged victorious in the Grand Finale Race today, pocketing 20 points.

The Lloyd Dolphins (having two teams) bagged 87 points overall to get the silver medal, while Money on Mobile Marlins, which also had two teams, scored 79 points to clinch the bronze.

Lloyd Dolphins had two boats - Craig Wilson and William Enriques in one and Stuart and Sara Cureton on the other.

For the final race, there were 11 boats in the fray as John Donnelly and Kevin Budrock did not take part after their boat capsized on Saturday.

The final race had 20 laps and it was Coleman siblings who took the lead from the first lap and maintained it till the end.

An elated Santosh said it was a team effort and he was happy to contribute. Coleman also attributed the victory to team work.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2017 23:34 PM

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