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Lings feel the fourth

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:18 05 July 2010

IN their first season at a new class, the Lowestoft-based Lings Honda team finished in a fantastic fourth place in the 225hp category.

At the final weekend of thrills and spills in the Honda F4SA powerboating championships at Douglas Bay, Isle of Man the respective winners in the 150hp and 225hp categories were crowned following a close 2008 racing season.

IN their first season at a new class, the Lowestoft-based Lings Honda team finished in a fantastic fourth place in the 225hp category.

At the final weekend of thrills and spills in the Honda F4SA powerboating championships at Douglas Bay, Isle of Man the respective winners in the 150hp and 225hp categories were crowned following a close 2008 racing season.

After the Lings team Miss Toft II had finished in second place on the water, they moved up the rankings and ended the campaign in a fine fourth place finish overall with 142 points, 24 points behind the joint second-placed teams.

And all of this was achieved in their debut 225hp season, having moved up in category from winning the 150hp class last year.

"The team made the step up to the 225hp Class after winning the 150hp Championship in the 2007 series - their first full season of racing - and finished an impressive fourth overall in this year's Championship despite competing against some highly experienced teams," a spokesperson for the team said after the season's final race.

The championship winners were announced as follows: 150hp class Champions 1 drainstore.com, 2 Team Williams, 3 Salcombe Racing. 225hp Class Champions 1 Negotiator, 2 (joint) - Heightsofabraham.com and Team Williams.

Sunday finished with the final 2008 podium prizegiving ceremony, which was presented by Geoff Matthews Head of Honda (UK) Power Equipment and Hon Martyn Quayle MHK Minister for Tourism and Leisure. “This has been a very successful end to what has been a remarkable season.

“It has been a challenging year for us all but we have had a great time and are pleased to have now announced that Honda will continue to back the F4SA for the next two years,” Mr Matthews said.

Honda Formula 4-Stroke Association (F4SA) series director Steve Curtis also announced a new two-year agreement, which secures the F4SA offshore powerboat race series with another sponsorship contract with Honda.

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