Tuesday, 6 February: Australia’s Grant Trask has confirmed that he will race a GTR hull designed by his father Bob in this year’s UIM F1H2O World Championship, his second full season on the UIM F1H2O tour. “With the great support of Bartercoin we are determined to race the GTR hull in the 2018 world campaign. I feel a lot more comfortable in the GTR hull. It handles rough water conditions better, particularly when crossing the wash. It’s sweeter in the turns and we’re convinced that our lap times will be better with a GTR in 2018.” he said.
The 29-year-old from Brisbane is clearly comfortable in the GTR which he proved recently at the opening round of the Australian F1 series which he is using as a core element of his development and testing program in the lead up to the opening round of the UIM F1H2O World Championship in Portimao, Portugal on 18-20 May, finishing second and first, “It was nice to be on home water running our own GTR hull. We were set up to race as though we were contesting the world championship,” Trask said. “Having contested all of the rounds in 2017 [World Championship], I now have a solid amount of test and race experience. From here the objective is to be faster around the course with increased engine reliability. I want to be a better driver and that can only come about with more seat time under race conditions.”