The New Zealand Grand Prix Hydroplane Drivers Club in association with Acceleration on Water Ltd would like to invite you to a great weekend of Hydro Thunder at Lake Taupo January 27th-28th 2018

ENTRY FORM: 2018 GP Entry Form Taupo

LIVE Streaming:
The event will be livestreamed, here’s the link:

Race Program

Friday 26th January
General Testing from 9am-3pm

Saturday 27th January 

8.00am Briefing Circuit Classes
8.30am Briefing NZ Offshore
8.30am-10am – Circuit Classes
10am-11am – GP Hydroplanes
11am-12noon – NZ Offshore Powerboats
Everyone off the water by 12 midday no noise because of concert

Sunday 28th January

8am Briefing Circuit Racing
8.30am Briefing NZ Offshore
8.30am-10am – Circuit Classes
10am – Jetski Racing
10.30am – GP Hydroplane Race x 2 heats of 4 boats
11am – Circuit Classes
11.30am Jetski Racing
12.00noon – Offshore Powerboats – first half hour race
12.30 – GP Hydroplane Race x2
1pm – Jetski Racing
1.30pm – Offshore Powerboats last half hour race
2pm – GP Hydroplane Final 6 boats
2.20pm – Circuit Classes
3pm – Beach Start Race – 8 fastest boats.

Click Here – Great Lake Taupo Website

Meet n Greet & Prize Giving
Meet n greet to be held on the Friday 26th Jan at Pitch Bar Taupo from 5pm onwards.

Prize Giving Sunday night – also at the Pitch Bar from 5.30.

Safety & Rescue:
Marine Medical Services will be on the water with two paramedic divers, others to assist will be Andy Laurie, Link Clarke, NZPBA Rescue team and Manukau Auckland rescue boat /diver Rob Vettie.

Class Racing and Mixed Class racing for everyone:
GP Hydroplanes, Modified Hydroplanes, Formula 2 and 3, Clubman’s,  J Class, Pro com, Series 3000, Grand National, ,Mod VP & Formula V, Offshore, Jet Boats.

Other entertainment:
Offshore Powerboats, Jet Ski Racing

Gate Entry: FREE

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