Powerboat racing siblings Sam and Daisy Coleman of Saundersfoot headed home from Mumbai airport this week with the NEXA P1 Powerboat Indian Grand Prix of the Seas world championship team trophy in their luggage after their unbeaten performances over the weekend took Baleno RS Booster Jets to the top of the leader board.
The innovative team championship format has aroused considerable interest within the sport and proved to be a success with the racers, spectators and the media.
In the final race of the championship the Colemans led from the front with their best start of the weekend.
The choppy conditions and the 20-lap race distance made it a gruelling afternoon for all the teams, with fitness again playing a crucial role.
At a packed press conference on the shores of Mumbai, Sam told reporters that it was a long and tough race: “After the two races yesterday in 30-degrees heat Daisy and I suffered today and had to battle through the pain barrier to maintain our early lead.
“We like the tactical aspect of the team championship concept and with CS Santosh in our team we received tremendous support the India spectators,” he added.
His sister Daisy said it “truly was an experience of a lifetime!”
In addition to becoming NEXA world team champions, the Coleman’s three race victories in India have seen them crowned UIM P1 Superstock World Champions.
For full details of the event visit www.p1india.com.