> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : UIM F1 H2O World Championship - Jay Price returns to the series
UIM F1 H2O World Championship - Jay Price returns to the series

'Alex Carella and Jay Price of the Qatar team crash out of the UIM F1H2O Grand Prix of Sharjah 2011'    Paul Lakatos/Idea Marketing

Though this might be the worst kept secret of the 2012 UIM F1 H2O World Championship season, Jay Price, the winningest driver on the tour in the last five years and 2008 World Champion, is making his return to the series.

The American from New Orleans, Louisiana will be driving for the Skydive Dubai Team for the final two rounds of the year at the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on the 28th thru the 30th of November and a week later at the Grand Prix of Sharjah on the fifth thru the seventh of December.

Jay, who entered his first race in the F1 H2O series ten years ago in Abu Dhabi in 2002, had raced full time on the circuit since 2006 spending most of that time with the Qatar Team winning them a title in 2008. He was in that same position a year ago before falling short, crashing out with his teammate Alex Carella on the opening lap handing the Italian his first championship and later resigning from the team in December of 2011.

Jay Price from Team Qatar - F1 H20 World Championship -  UIM F1 H2O World Championship_©  
'It's great to be back in F1 and the wonderful people from Skydive Dubai have given me an opportunity to put on a show with a good BABA boat to go with the program,' said Price. 'I have a great crew of professionals that I've known and trusted for years backing me up and it should be a wonderful pair of weekends and I'm truly looking forward to the experience.'

Jay has put together a true 'Super Team' around him with a Canadian-American (Can-Am) flavor too it as well. Starting with engine builder extraordinaire Dr. Alex Hledin of Quebec who has been the cornerstone to numerous world titles recently in the F1 H2O series.

Joining him will be Ted Gryguc of Ontario, Canada who is a 25 year racing veteran and eight time Canadian Point Champion. Ted is also the World Title holder in Mod-VP class back in 1991 and raced F1 in North America until his retirement in 2000. Ted is back once again with Jay having worked with him in the Qatar Team. He brings along his talented and dedicated sons who have helped make Speedmaster Marine a leader in high performance racing in North America.

In the last five years since Jay won his 2008 World Championship title, he has won 11 times in just 52 starts. He is sixth all-time for victories in the history of the sport. Jay has won 21% of his races he's started and has reached the podium in first or second place in a remarkable 21 of the last 25 races he's finished.

The Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi will take place on Friday, the 30th of November with the Grand Prix starting at 15:30 local time (11:30 GMT) and 06:30 on the East Coast of North America. Qualifying will take place on Thursday, the 29th at 15:00 local time (11:00 GMT) and 06:00 EST in North America.

F1H20 website


by F1H2O

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=103949

3:23 PM Tue 20 Nov 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News











UK superyacht industry on the rise by British Marine Federation,












Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
































Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI),


Dangerous conditions for boating on entire NSW Coast by Transport Roads and Maritme Services,


Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,








Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display
You are invited to a Boating Safety Conference in Auckland
AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success!
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature
Ferretti Group’s ‘Service University’ for the first time in Asia_Pac
Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Day 1 + Video
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened
2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place
Superboats turn up the heat in the Tropics
Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters
APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD
Whale freed from rope at Byron Bay
Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards
Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature
Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast
Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temps on superboat   
Reminder of safe distance requirements for whales   
Changes to Australian bass closed season   
Fusion achieves industry-wide acceptance of FUSION-Link   
BSE Brisbane Slipways open for business as normal   
Honda’s everywhere at Sydney International Boat Show!   
Fifth round of XCAT World Powerboat Series moves to China   
Sly 43 - Making her Australian premier   
Maritimo full of confidence following recent wins   
Australia event cements its position as hosting 'the' marina party   
Up close and personal with whales on the Gold Coast   
SA Marina Day encourages South Australians to enjoy their marinas   
Southport Yacht Club raffle: Dusit Thani, BRIG Falcon, Marriott stay   
Enjoy the whale spectacle, just keep your distance   
The Dinghy Nav Light Solution- a brilliantly dumb idea   
Extension granted for salvage of a paddle steamer on the Murray River   
Sydney International Boat Show set to embrace new location   
Thermal imaging helping bulk carriers avoid collisions in port and in   
Third CYCA Solas Trusts grant to Australian Volunteer Coast Guard   
CruiseCraft adds Explorer 595 Hard Top   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT