Gibraltar provided a fantastic setting for the penultimate rounds of the 2016 ThunderCat Championship. The weekend saw some close racing with the championship title still to be resolved. The ThunderCat championship is now is going down to the wire with Gary Tolman and Scott Brown in Multispark Racing 61 holding Rob Davies and Darren Phillips in Microlink-Ahmad Tea from the title for at least another month.
Picture courtesy of Mike Powell
Gibraltar also saw goodbye to Stuart Croxford and Ryan Edwards-Pritchard from Team Endeavour who used Round 12 as their final time that they would be competing in a ThunderCat Racing Event. Team Endeavour was set up by Croxford who was injured in Afghanistan in 2012 where he suffered extensive injuries to both feet. Croxford and co-driver Edwards-Pritchard achieved their best ThunderCat Racing result, taking third place overall in Round 11...a remarkable achievement. However, it isn’t goodbye to Team Endeavour as a new crew will be competing in the ThunderCat racing championship next season.
The weekend also provided a special announcement from long time supporter and sponsor Alan Priddy of Team Britannia who announced that 12th March 2017 will be the start date for his proposed world record bid, the fastest ever circumnavigation of the globe in a powerboat. To complete the record attempt the boat must pass through the Suez and Panama Canals, cross the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator and start and finish in the same place. The world record authorities, UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) have approved Team Britannia’s proposed route, which will start in Gibraltar and call at Puerto Rico, Manzanillo, Honolulu, Guam, Singapore, Oman and Malta to take on fuel. On behalf of everyone at ThunderCat racing, we wish him and Team Britannia every success.
The ThunderCat racing championship now heads to Watergate Bay, Cornwall on November 19th and 20th for the climatic final two rounds of this exciting series.
We look forward to seeing you there!