Show of speed at Carr Mill

Tiff Nedell gives Robbob the thumbs up

Tiff Nedell gives Robbob the thumbs up

First published in by , Senior Reporter

THE horrendous weather over the bank holiday failed to put off the spectators who turned up at Carr Mill Dam for two days of racing at the Lancashire Powerboat Grand Prix.

They saw an early dramatic crash when Charlotte Newton’s boat spun out of control, colliding with another craft.

In the impact she suffered a blow to her helmet and although she managed to complete another three laps she returned to the pits.

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  • Fighting to get their nose in front

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  • One of the competitors skirts across the surface of the water

She was assessed by doctors before being taken to hospital for a check up.

Despite the downpours, the crowd were treated to first class racing with riders testing their skills in a range of boats capable of speeds from 40mph to 120mph.

Regular Star contributor Robbob was at Carr Mill where he grabbed these exciting shots. Sky Sports 3 was also at the event with coverage presented by former racing driver Tiff Needell.

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  • There were several categories of boats racing

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Another competitor Jason Brewer also ended up in the water after he was flung out of his boat after a sharp turn at the arches and was left with a badly bruised knee.

The next powerboat race at the dam will take place on Sunday June 22 when drivers will compete for the Carr Mill Trophy.

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