Powerboat P1 has today announced that Alex Pratt is launching a new UIM Class 1 World Championship race team ahead of the next event in Michigan City on 7 August.
Throttleman Pratt competed along with driver Miles Jennings for the Cayman Islands-owned 345 Racing in the opening two rounds of the championship in Cocoa Beach and Sarasota. He has now acquired a 45-foot 2019 MTI catamaran from the Performance Boat Centre to race in the remaining four events this season.
Pratt will continue his relationships with Jennings and principal sponsor XINSURANCE. He will also add to the mix his own Good Boy Vodka brand so becoming joint team sponsor to create GBX Racing. The new team will be based out of southwest Michigan and Naples on Florida’s Gulf Coast and will race with twin Mercury Racing 1100 Competition engines.
PRW has been told that the 345 Racing’s Victory hull boat is currently undergoing repairs to the damage caused during pole position qualifying in Sarasota earlier this month. Once this has been carried out the team owner, Caymanian businessman Mario Rankin, will be announcing a new Driver/Throttleman line up ready for St.Petersburg P1 Offshore Grand Prix in early September.
Photo. James Gilbert