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Based near Oulton Broad, Suffolk, Area 31 Racing are a powerboat racing team that have been racing hydroplanes since the early 1970's.

 

With over 35 years of hydroplane racing experience driver David Jones and mechanics Andy Wilson-Sutter and Steven Riches have competed on the national and international circuit, in particular during the glory days of the late 1970's and early 1980's.

 

After a short break from powerboat racing and influenced by the re-emergence of classic hydroplane clubs across Europe, the Area 31 Racing Team returned inspired and now race classic hydroplanes that they have restored back to their former glories.

 

Members of the oldest motor boat club in the United Kingdom (The Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club), the Area 31 Racing Team can be found competing in their restored and rebuilt classic hydroplanes on the circuit at Oulton Broad.

 

Powered by vintage Crescent and Konig 500cc engines dating back to as far as the 1960's, Area 31 Racing are proud to be putting the word classic back into hydroplane racing, giving memories to drivers, mechanics and fans of years gone by.

 

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