International marine motorsport promoter Powerboat P1 has announced a two-year renewal and expansion of its partnership with Mercury Racing. This will see Mercury Racing, a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion, become a centerpiece of the P1 Village fan zone at the P1 Offshore Sarasota Grand Prix over the July 4 weekend celebrations and P1 Offshore St. Pete Grand Prix on Labor Day weekend, and expand its Race Support activities.
The Mercury Racing 1100 Competition engine is the Official Power of the UIM Class 1 World Championship, the pinnacle of offshore racing. Teams that utilize the 1100 Competition engine, developed exclusively for APBA offshore racing and featuring exclusive aluminum four-valve cylinder heads and dual overhead camshaft valve train, will receive on-site technical support through the Mercury Racing Race Support team, underscoring its commitment to the sport and its products.
Powerboat P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala explains: “Our partnership with Mercury Racing began in 2017 and has expanded each year with new areas of collaboration and mutual business development. Partnering with the world’s leading marine engine manufacturer adds significant value to our business and this is another great step we’re taking together to build upon an already successful relationship.”
“Mercury Racing was born out of competition racing,” adds Stuart Halley, general manager of Mercury Racing. “Sponsoring Powerboat P1 demonstrates our continued commitment to high horsepower and high performance. We’re looking forward to our Race Support Team being on site and seeing everyone at the P1 Village.”
The Mercury Racing fan zone in the P1 Village will feature enter-to-win programs and games, giving fans more opportunities to connect with Mercury Racing and learn about its products.