Class 1;

Powerboat P1 is the fastest growing marine motorsport series in the world and has a long term commitment to growing and developing the sport of power boating at all levels. The Powerboat P1 team works closely with the sport�s governing bodies, the UIM, APBA and the IJSBA. P1 has delivered more than 85 world championship events in over twelve different countries for more than a decade.

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  • Address: 2320 Clark Street, Suite A1
    Apopka, FL 32703
    United States
  • Phone: +1 407 985 1938
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Next Race

The Sudrheim team has considerable experience of offshore powerboat racing at the highest level, with almost everyone having been a member of the legendary Spirit of Norway team which made its Class 1 debut in 1997 and won five world titles, including three consecutively. Team owner and driver Ove Trøen described entering UIM Class 1 as “a longtime dream that has finally come true after three years of planning.” He commented: “I’m proud to have put together a talented and vastly experienced team that includes throttleman Pål Virik Nilsen, technical director Rolf Arnestad and consultant Gro Helgesen. It’s exciting that Class 1 is growing and that we will compete at the pinnacle of offshore racing. I can’t wait to get the whole organization welded together and to test the boat.” Trøen is Chairman of Sudrheim Gruppen, a family-owned investment firm specializing in property ownership, development and green innovation, including involvement in the hotel industry and aviation. The company owns hotels in Arendal, Norway’s leading maritime town and powerboat racing venue, where Trøen says he “grew up with Class 1.”

Trøen and Virik Nilsen will compete in a 43-foot Victory catamaran that was originally raced by the Qatar team. It will undergo a complete rebuild with new Mercury Racing V8 1100 Competition engines arriving at the team workshop at the end of January. Testing is scheduled to get underway in late March and the plan is to gain some race experience before heading to the opening Class 1 event of the season. The Norwegian team will be based at Sanford in Central Florida.

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Boat Info
Length: 43'
Beam: 11'
Hull Type: Cat
Manufacturer: Victory
Construction Material: Carbon Fibre
Primary Hull Color: White
Canopy Color: Pink
Engine Make: Mercury Racing
Number of Units: 2
Engine Capacity: 520ci
Engine HP: 1100hp
Total HP: 2200hp
Year of Build: 2003
Inboard/Outboard: Inboard
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Pål Virik Nilsen

Sudrheim Offshore Racing
Home Town:
Sandefjord, Norway

Ove Trøen

Sudrheim Offshore Racing
Home Town:
Sørumsand, Norway

Rolf Ivar Arnestad

Sudrheim Offshore Racing
Crew Chief
Home Town:
Sørumsand, Norway

Gro Helgesen

Sudrheim Offshore Racing
Home Town:
Orlando, Florida, Norway

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