Reigning world P1 Powerboat champions from Saundersfoot; Sam and Daisy Coleman are turning their hands to different forms of powerboat racing and will be proudly supported by longstanding sponsors; Pertemps Network.
The award winning recruitment company; Pertemps Network’s relationship with powerboat racing goes back to 2011 when supporting the former P1 champion John Wilson who in 2013 gave Daisy her break in the sport. John and Daisy had 3 successful campaigns racing together in the P1 Superstock championship. When John elected to retire from racing, Pertemps weren’t finished, Daisy’s brother Sam had been managing the team while earning his licence and they took the gamble to support a rookie sibling crew for the 2016 championship. Sam and Daisy went on to win the Championship by a resounding 47 points and were subsequently crowned World Champions in Mumbai in front of some 250k spectators. Sam and Daisy once again defended their UK title in 2017 proudly flying the Pertemps flag.
This year P1 Superstock UK is taking a hiatus and focusing on international events, with the aim of securing further global racing venues in 2019. Wanting to broaden their skills, the team have moved to inshore circuit racing where Sam is racing in F4 with guidance from the successful Jelf Racing Team. The focus is on the British Powerboat GP series, with select European and International events scheduled too. With Pertemps confirming their continued support in this new venture, along with; August Race, Stepaside Coachworks, The Sign Box, Malin House, Ceramic Pro and VBOX Motorsport; Coleman Racing are well prepared for the exciting new challenge.
Round 1 of the British Powerboat GP championship took place last weekend at a sun drenched Stewartby Lake in Bedfordshire. Having only had one outing in the F4 previously the weekend’s aim was to get used to the boat, some seat time and work on consistency. “The challenge of flying one of these catamaran’s above the water with the minimal amount of drag is like nothing I’ve experienced previously” quoted Sam “with times consistently improving over the weekend and to narrowly miss out on a podium at the first event is frustrating but I’m happy with the swift progress we’re making, I just wanted to be safe this weekend and not do anything that would mean missing out on valuable championship points.” Daisy added “we enjoyed the a fantastic family atmosphere at the event, where the GT15 junior racing served up some of the best action and we even got one of our crew on the water to experience a GT30 race boat!”
The team will be making the trip to Germany next on the 9/10th June for their first European event. To keep up with their progress head to colemanracing.co.uk, and if anyone is interested in getting into Powerboat racing don’t hesitate to drop the team a line too.
The team are always looking to forge new partnerships and would welcome any interested parties to get in touch via social media or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits: Jelf Racing