The Coleman Racing Team headed to Bedford last weekend (4-5th August) for the 2018 Powerboat GP RYA British Sprint Championships. Joining the highly successful Jelf Racing team who had team racers competing in four of the seven championship classes the team had their work cut out to make it onto the podiums but managed to secure 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silver, and a hard fought 4th place amongst their drivers.
Ben Jelf and Sam Coleman went head to head in the F4 class. Ben quickly got down to work using his knowledge of the course and recent sessions abroad to set pole position over a second and a half ahead of his quickest rival with Sam put in a strong performance qualifying in 5th place.
Sam fought hard amongst the fleet trying to make his way through the pack and entering into some close action with Leon King to battle it out for the 4th place in the championship with both drivers pushing each other hard. As the results came in Sam had done enough to secure 4th in his first season in the class and a thirst to improve and fight his way into the podium at the next British Championship Round.