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Powerboat P1 World Champions Crowned in Mumbai

With victory in the three-race-format Indian Grand Prix of the Seas, British powerboat racers Sam and Daisy Coleman of the Baleno RS Booster Jets team claimed the NEXA P1 Powerboat World Team Championship and P1 Superstock World Championship in Mumbai yesterday. The news was announced in a press released from the racing organization.

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A brother-and-sister duo, Sam and Daisy Coleman of the Baleno RS Booster Jets team earned two titles in Mumbai yesterday.

In the final race of the afternoon, the Colemans led from the front after getting of to their best start of the weekend. Craig Wilson chased them throughout the 50-minute race and finished just 13 seconds off the lead. The choppy conditions and the 20-lap race distance, according to the release, “made it a grueling afternoon for all the teams, with fitness again playing a crucial role.”

“After the two races yesterday in 30-degree (Celsius, 86 degrees Fahrenheit) heat Daisy and I suffered today and had to battle through the pain barrier to maintain our early lead,” said Sam Coleman in the release. “We like the tactical aspect of the team championship concept and with CS Santosh in our team we received tremendous support the India spectators.”

Indian driver CS Santosh and his United Kingdom navigator Martin Robinson took second place. The all-British team of James Norvill, Charlie Parsons-Young, and brothers Glyn and Lee Norvall finished third.

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Sam and Daisy Coleman were joined on the podium in Mumbai by second-placed finishers CS Santosh and Martin Robinson.

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