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Singapore lands Powerboat P1 series

Marine motorsport promoter Powerboat P1 has announced that Singapore will host its SuperStock powerboat and AquaX jet ski race series next year.

P1 agreed the deal with the Singapore Power Boat Association, Focus Adventure and Raffles Marina as part of a long-term strategic plan to introduce its Grand Prix of the Seas series to selected markets in Southeast Asia.

“Partnerships are at the heart of our business strategy and we are delighted to be working with these well respected local organisations to define our common goals and make P1 a reality in Singapore,” P1 chief executive James Durbin said.

“We are making a commitment to boost the local economy through our sports tourism activity, generate global media exposure and provide local people with fast, furious, fun and free-to-watch events.”

Durbin added: “Our partners at a national and regional level are crucially important to the success of our business as we move towards the goal of a P1 world championship, and we have an outstanding team in place in Singapore to deliver the next stage of our international growth.”

The proposed venue in Singapore is the full service boating haven and resort of Raffles Marina. P1 has staged more than 200 races in 17 countries across three continents. The 2014 race season featured 12 events and attracting more than 200,000 spectators.