KAPIT: Linggi Racing Team won the 50hp Tunnel Boat category of the Kapit Powerboat competition at the Riverfront here at the weekend.Their powerboat Orien Super 12 beat two others —Go Kapit 916 and Go Kapit 58 — entered by Go Kapit Malta Team, into second and third spots to capture the race.
Diamond Speed 67 from Diamond Speed Sports Club and Staba Racing Team’s Lelingai 99 finished fourth and fifth.
In the 30hp Tunnel Boat category, Lelingai 69, entered by Staba Racing Team, sped to the finishing line ahead Brooklyn Racing Team’s Go Kapit 78 with Lee Run from Kampung Boy Racing Team in third spot.
GSRC Master 62 from Gerinang Sport and Recreational Club and Gelima Racing Team’s Gelima 89 finished fourth and fifth.
Over 22 boats took part in this category.
Bujang Bidik No 12, entered by Majau Racing Team, beat 23 other entries to take the 18hp Tunnel Boat category.
Second was JSM from Brunei with AC Sports Club’s AC Hunter 71 third.
Singa Laut from Warhade Racing Team and GB Group’s Men’s Toy finished fourth and fifth.
Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Dr James Dawos Mamit officiated at the Opening ceremony while organising chairman, Jack Janda Pioh gave away the prizes.
The powerboat race was one of the side activities of this year’s Baleh-Kapit Raft Safari that saw some 58 teams taking part.