Driver's Eye View of the World's Fastest Boat Race
H1 Unlimited is an Unlimited Hydroplane racing league home of the world’s fastest boat race.
Each boat is propelled by a 3000 horsepower Lycorning T-55 L-7 military Chinook helicopter turbine engine, allowing speeds of over 200mph.
A hydroplane is the epitome of motorboats designed and used solely for racing. At full speed, only a small proportion of the boats hull touches the water. Steering when racing in a full speed hydroplane can therefore often be an troublesome, which leads to a high number of crashes on the water. This video released by HD personal camera company GoPro gives us a driver’s-eye-view on race day in America.
Watch the thrilling footage below.
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Image Credit: GoPro
Article by Jack Bartrop