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International Racing


The team recently campaigned in two rounds of the 2003 USA Formula One Championship where we placed very credible 8th and 10th.

Craig has regularly competed in the World Formula One Championship and is the only Australian driver to have won a round of the World Championship – a feat equivalent to the achievements of Alan Jones’ in the World Formula one car championship or Mick Doohan’s and Wayne Gardner’s wins in the 500cc Motorcycle World Championship.

Craig has reached the final of every grand prix round he has contested and was placed a credible 15th in his first international race in the 1987 World Formula One Championship. Craig competed in the final two rounds of the 1988 World Championship placing 11th in Penang and 14th in Singapore. In the Singapore round of the 1989 World Championship, Craig had moved up to 4th before a fuel pump problem dropped him back to 9th.

Craig expanded his campaign for the 1990 World Championship to include the Italian and French rounds. Craig was fourth before barrel rolling on a corner after a collision in the Italian event. After a rushed repair, Craig lined up in front of the 40,000 spectators who lined the Seine’s banks at Chalon for the French grand prix. By the first corner Craig had moved into second place behind world champion Jonathon Jones – Bailey was now a genuine front runner in the world series. Craig was side swiped and his right sponson holed. The boat slowed dramatically as it filled with water and Craig dropped through the field. The race was stopped when another competitor crashed. The boat was repaired with a patch and a self bailing bung. Craig shot to the lead in the restart and spent the rest of the race extending his lead, taking the chequered flag and his first World Championship Grand Prix win. Craig still recognises this as his greatest achievement and the pinnacle of his career.

Craig finished 8th in the 1990 world championship despite only competing in 4 of the 10 rounds.

International success continued in 1992 with an 8th and 7th place in the South African and Singapore grand prix’s and 8th at the 1993 Abu Dhabi grand prix. Craig was in second place before barrel rolling on a corner while overtaking a slower boat in the 1993 Thailand round.

In 1995, Craig took a small band of devoted crew on his first full attempt on the world title in what can only be described as an underfunded campaign. Craig competed in all 10 rounds of the World Championship finishing a very credible 12th in the championship. Craig consistently figured in the top 10 with some top 5 finishes.

Campaigning in the last round of the 1998 World Formula One Powerboat Grand Prix series, the Craig won the 1998 Asia Pacific Championship after placing sixth in the Abu Dhabi grand prix. The Title, presented by the Sheik, is awarded to the highest placed driver from the Asia Pacific region on the overall World series points table.