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Can Mike Lloyd save Cowes-Torquay-Cowes?

Mike Lloyd, mastermind behind the 2008 Round Britain Race, has stepped in at short notice to take the helm of the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes following the failure of Powerboat P1 Management Ltd, the commercial rights holder, to attract entries.

The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes is one of the worlds oldest and most prestigious powerboat races and the event, planned for August Bank Holiday, was cancelled by P1 on Tuesday 29th July. In stepped Mike Lloyd, supported by the event organisers, the British Powerboat Racing Club, and within 24 hours the potential entry list had increased three-fold with a minimum of 35 craft expected to compete.

One of the possible new participants, though not yet confirmed, is Hannes Bohinc and his Wettpunkt.com team. For Bohinc, whose distinguished powerboating career includes victory in the 2003 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, the involvement of Mike Lloyd adds a new dimension to the event and makes it a more attractive proposition.

'We may not race but yes, we are interested now that Mike is involved,' confirms Wettpunkt.com owner and throttleman, Hannes Bohinc. 'He really understands powerboat racing and has the passion. We know that it will now be an event for racers based upon rules that can be properly understood and regulated.'

The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes has often been described as the ‘Le Mans of the sea’ and can be a gruelling endurance event for boats and pilots in very difficult waters. Bohinc, one of only six drivers to have won the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes twice and one of only ten who have won the Harmsworth Trophy more than once, knows more than most that to compete in the 200 mile adventure thorough preparation is essential

'There is a lot for us to consider at such short notice,' continues Bohinc. 'We are very busy with our business and now very busy listening to phone calls from Mr Fabio Buzzi telling us that we must race in Cowes because he wants to beat us! We shall make a decision soon.'

For further information relating to the Wettpunkt Racing team visit www.wettpunktracing.com.




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