Powerboat P1 And Mercury Racing To Continue Class 1 Power Pairing

Powerboat P1 And Mercury Racing To Continue Class 1 Power Pairing

Since 2017, twin quad-cam four-valve turbocharged Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines have been the official spec powerplants for teams competing in the Union International Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series produced by Powerboat P1. That relationship will continue for the five-event Class 1 series as well as the American Power Boat Association-sanctioned Race World Offshore Key West World Championships in November.

Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines will continue to be spec power for the UIM Class 1 World Championship Series. Photo by Pete Boden copyright Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.

The Powerboat P1 group is expecting five to six teams at each event this season, including the second-year Monster Energy/M CON team, which runs a 42-foot catamaran from Skater Powerboats and finished four overall in the Class 1 series in 2023.

“In our inaugural season in Class 1, Mercury Racing provided a great product and first-class race support,” said Tyler Miller, the owner and throttleman of the Monster Energy/M CON team. “Through our initial trials and tribulations being new to the class, the Mercury Racing Team assisted without hesitation to bring our program as well as the entire Class 1 program to the top, providing heart-pounding racing to all fans and spectators.

“It has been our pleasure to work with Mercury Racing,” he continued. “We are looking forward to another amazing season with the 1100 Comp platform and the amazing team behind us that the engine company provides.”

The director of category for Mercury Racing and former director of engineering for the Fond du Lac, Wis., company Jeff Broman said he is looking forward to the upcoming Class 1 season. The Mercury Racing tech support will have a heavy presence in the pits and in the P1 Offshore race villages.

“Partnering with P1 allows Mercury Racing to share our passion for wide-open competition with race teams and fans around the world,” he explained in a Powerboat P1 press release. “We’re committed to providing the highest power and performance on the water and nothing puts that to the test like the demanding conditions of offshore racing.”

Added Powerboat P1 chief executive officer Azam Rangoonwala, “Our partnership with Mercury Racing has expanded each year with new areas of collaboration and mutual business development.”

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