2010 FIA Formula Two Champion Dean Stoneman claimed the P1
SuperStock UK powerboat title at the weekend, 18 months since he
was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The 22-year-old Brit secured six wins and 13 podiums on his way to winning the 2010 F2 series and was rewarded with a full test with the Williams F1 Team, where he finished an impressive fifth overall against a very strong field. The following year he was due to compete in the Formula Renault 3.5 series but was forced to sit on the sidelines after being diagnosed with the illness.
Since then he's switched to powerboat racing where he and co-pilot Dean Paling have claimed a record nine wins in the P1 SuperStock series this year, including a double win off the coast of Weymouth last weekend to take the overall honours.
Speaking on his achievement Stoneman said: "I just kept my foot hard down on the throttle and focused on keeping the top speed as high as possible on the flat water.
"It's always a great feeling to win but this is a special moment as it means I have now won titles on land and water."
Sadly during last weekend's event, one of the competitors - Mike Lovell - was involved in a serious incident and tragically succumbed to his injuries. His co-pilot Dan Whapples was also badly injured but is in a stable condition.