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WNT pushes the boat out for local race


High speed F2 powerboat racing returns to Rother Valley after an absence of almost 20 years

WNT tools and technical advice were applied to create the new propellers for the 2017 Team WNT F2 boat

WNT pushes the boat out for local race WNT (UK) has extended its support for the British Powerboat GP series with the announcement that it will be the race sponsor for the season finale on the waters of the Rother Valley Country Park over the 7th and 8th October. This is in addition to existing arrangements with the series organisers and its sponsorship of its own team.

With the location of the Rother Valley Country Park just a short walk away from the WNT office in Sheffield, WNT (UK) is aiming to maximise its participation by inviting staff and customers to what promises to be a thrilling season end, with, hopefully, the Team WNT F2 powerboat once again challenging for the title that it won in 2015. Rother Valley was last used in the championship back in the 1990s, so the water will be unfamiliar to the current crop of competitors.

“The opportunity to sponsor what is a very local race was too good to miss. We aim to make full use of the opportunity by making the weekend a terrific family event for our staff and customers. With a marquee and barbecue right on the water’s edge our guests will be up close to the action on the water and in the pits,” says Tony Pennington, Managing Director, WNT (UK).

Having won the F2 Powerboat Championship in 2015 and narrowly missing out on retaining it in 2016 Team WNT F2 has taken the off season to develop and along with a new boat for 2017 it has also worked with WNT’s technical engineers to create high performance parts for the boat, including state-of-the-art propellers. With these updates driver Steve Hoult is going into the 2017 season, which will also see the team compete on the world stage, full of confidence.

Any WNT (UK) customer with an interest in attending the Rother Valley GP on the 8th/9th October should contact their local technical Sales Engineer for details.