Powerboating: Ocean Dragon roars on after heavy going in second leg

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The British-based Ocean Dragon team extended their lead in the Powerboat P1 World Championship SuperSport class despite struggling to sixth place in the second leg of the Mediterranean Grand Prix here yesterday.

Martin Lai and his crew, winners of Saturday's race, had engine problems and were grateful to complete a course that again took a heavy toll.

The all-British team of Jackie Hunt and her husband Mike Shelton suffered a second successive retirement in the ARPRO Racing Dragon, but retained second place in the standings ahead of their home grand prix at Cowes next month.

A distraught Hunt said: "We've had problems all weekend, but that's racing.''