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2008 Sydney Superboat Grand Prix Results

'The Flag - 2008 Superboat Grand Prix Sydney Harbour'    Powerboat-World.com ©    Click Here to view large photo

After their fifth win in a row Maritimo’s 19 year old driver Tom Barry-Cotter, the young champion, and his 32 year old Norweigen throttleman Pals Verik Nielson were thrown into the water by their Maritimo support crew.

Dripping, they were pulled from the water by Luke Durman and Ross Williton, the crew of the second placed boat Simrad.
Heading for the Race Course -  Powerboat-World.com ©?nid=42538  



Barry-Cotter said 'The atmosphere was great today. That was the best race I've ever done! Very much like the top races in Europe...better even than Arendal in Norway, which is considered better than any other on the World circuit.

‘The harbour course was tight but that suited us. Our boat has wider sponsons and a narrow tunnel so it is a good cornering boat. Mind you we lose a little on the straights.’

Luke Duman the driver of the runner up Simrad, was all smiles as he climbed out of the cockpit and came ashore.

‘It was fantastic racing. Thank you to Sydney for turning out... it was great to have such a huge success, considering what led up to it. The number of spectator boats was impressive and we could see crowds everywhere.

‘We saw sky a couple of times. There was quite a bit of chop heading up towards Sow & Pigs. With 20/20 hindsight we should have gone up a prop, we might have been able to hold onto Maritimo a little better. But I don't think we could have held them.

‘Through the big long sweeper below Shark Island we were sliding sideways while they were going round on rails. They really have that boat going beautifully.’

Under starters orders - 2008 Superboat Grand Prix Sydney Harbour -  Powerboat-World.com ©?nid=42538   Click Here to view large photo



Maritimo - 2008 Superboat Grand Prix Sydney Harbour -  Powerboat-World.com ©?nid=42538   Click Here to view large photo



Pal Virik Nilsen (L) and Tom Barry-Cotter - wet winners are grinners - 2008 Superboat Grand Prix Sydney Harbour -  Powerboat-World.com ©?nid=42538  



2008 Sydney Superboat Grand Prix
CLASS  RESULT  BOAT NAME  DRIVERS  RACE TIME  LAPS 
ONE  FIRST  MARITIMO  TOM BARRY-COTTER PAUL VIRIK NILSON  62 min 49 sec  19
ONE  SECOND  SIMRAD  LUKE DURMAN ROSS WILLATON  60 min 09 sec  18
ONE  THIRD  IMPACT STEEL  STEVE JELLICK MIKE BEIL  61 min 39 sec  17
ONE  D.N.F.  ACME RACING  STEVE SEARLE ANDREW SEARLE  13 min 31 sec  3
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD  FIRST  SARACEN  ANTONY DEFINA SIMON THOMAS  61 min 41 sec  16
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD  SECOND  RED BELLIES  BRUCE SANDERS COLIN CRAVEN  63 min 39 sec  14
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD  THIRD  GLOBAL RACING  MARK GILBERT STEVE KELLY  63 min 52 sec  13
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD  D.N.F.  ALL AUSTRALIAN  STEVE MANTHEY PETER CRAIG  41 min 30 sec  9
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD  D.N.F.  SUV DODGE RAM  MAT HUMPHREY SIMON ISHERWOOD  36 min 21 sec  7
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD LITE  FIRST  ELDERS  MICK WALKER PAUL FOWLDS  62 min 59 sec  15
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD LITE  SECOND  EZY DOES IT  IAN HARRIS GRAHAM FRASER  63 min 29 sec  15
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD LITE  THIRD  TEAM 3  LEIGH TREVASKIS STEVE NUGGENT  61 min 51 sec  14
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD LITE  FOURTH  SHAKEN NOT STIRRED  MARK TAYLOR GARRY SMITH  62 min 51 sec  14
SUPERCAT OUTBOARD LITE  FIFTH  KWOZZY  JIM HARRIS ADAM NICOLLS  64 min 27 sec  14
SUPER VEE LITE  FIRST  FORCE BOATS  BRENT WISEMANTLE ANDREW FYFE  60 min 46 sec  13
SUPER VEE LITE  SECOND  CONNELLY PERF. BOATS  DAVID TURNER ANDREW PRECIANS  62 min 33 sec  13
SUPER VEE LITE  THIRD  RANDOM  TODD GRAY ROD FORAN  60 min 38 sec  12
SUPER VEE LITE  FOURTH  GRUMPY MONGREL  PETER JACK JAMES CALLAN  60 min 38 sec  12
SUPER VEE LITE  FIFTH  SLICK  ANDREW PIKE MICHAEL ETHELL  65 min 04 sec  12
SUPER VEE LITE  SIXTH  PURE PERFECTION  PETER ZALA BRETT LUHRMANN  64 min 18 sec  11
HAINES SUZUKI 150  FIRST  ACME RACING  CHRIS SEARLE CHRIS JADKONIS  62 min 09 sec  9
PRODUCTION UNLIMTED  FIRST  PRIMA DONNA RACING  NICK FEROS STEVE ATKINS  62 min 16 sec  12
PRODUCTION UNLIMTED  SECOND  TUFF-N-UP  DANNY KNAPPICK DEAN KREZNER  64 min 38 sec  11
PRODUCTION UNLIMTED  D.N.F.  4 THE BOYS  PERRY WHITTON TROY FRANKS  59 min 58 sec  8




by Bob Maxwell, Powerboat-world.com

  

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