Petrex Developments Sponsor World Cup Air Race Team

Petrex Developments, the Aberdeen based Subsea Engineering and Project Management Specialists have sponsored the planes of pilots Des Hart and Trevor Jarvis of Team GB, in this years’ Air Race 1 World Cup.

Earlier this  month saw international teams arrive for the Air Race 1 World Cup  at the Monastir International Airport, Tunisia, which in contrast to the old surroundings of the ancient city, is a modern airport serving as an active international hub for tourists from Europe and beyond.

Air Race 1 is pure motorsport at its fastest. It is a thrilling test of pilot skill based upon the long-running formula one class of aircraft. All airplanes race against each other at speeds of over 450kph together on a circuit just 2km end to end. The first aircraft to cross the finish line wins. The event culminates on a final race day for the public when at least three main event races will take place with other activities and entertainment. The event draws many thousands of live spectators and a massive television audience around the world as well as a live internet broadcast throughout the event.

A great effort was put in not just with the challenges of flying but with the transporting of planes by truck from the UK. Then followed a day spent checking and rebuilding ready for pre-race shake downs. Skilful engineering solutions eradicated some technical problems including fitting two replacement engines along the way allowing  Des a podium finish of 3rd place in the Silver Race Section. The Air Race 1 World Cup rolls onto Spain next where the Team are looking for a good 1st and 2nd place, then Trevor is onto America and Reno for a flat out finish to the tournament and season. Good luck and Best of British to Des, Trevor and the full Team GB entourage.

Planes with Petrex Developments logos.

Picture: Des Hart flying “Saltire”, and the Trevor Jarvis “Silver Bullet” both sponsored by Petrex Developments pictured in readiness to race.

Petrex Developments, are a leading, trusted and independent specialists with an established track record in Subsea Engineering and Project Management Services serving the International Oil and Gas Industry. Find out more at www.petrex.co.uk
 
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