Team test engines ahead of world record attempt

Phil Edwards-Wilson, left, of Hendy Ford with Alan Priddy.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151488-2)
Phil Edwards-Wilson, left, of Hendy Ford with Alan Priddy.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (151488-2)

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ENGINE tests on a powerboat which is looking to break a world record attempt went ‘superbly’.

Yesterday, Team Britannia, which wants to set the record for the fastest trip around the world in a powerboat, was happy with the outcome of its engine tests, carried out at Hendy Ford in Cosham, Portsmouth.

We wanted to validate our preliminary findings on the environmental benefits of using the emulsified fuel.

Alistair Thompson

The team will be using emulsified fuel which is less harmful to the environment and had to see how it would work with the boat’s engines.

Team spokesman Alistair Thompson said: ‘The test went superbly. We wanted to validate our preliminary findings on the environmental benefits of using the emulsified fuel.’

Team Britannia is hoping to start the trip next spring.