April 8 2021
Some outboard engine deliveries are very special for a manufacturer, and it's easy to imagine that this was the case in March, when the La Rochelle-based motor racing team Dessertenne Motorsport took delivery of its brand new Mercury Racing 360 APX.
Dessertenne Motorsport is the very first European customer to receive this unusual engine, which is designed exclusively for F1 inshore motorboat racing. It will be installed on a competition hull designed by David Moore, a boat that has distinguished itself by winning the 24h00 Motonautiques de Rouen several times.
It is with this new - and formidable - combo that Dessertenne Motosport will line up this year on the F1H20 world championship, with a very clear objective: to win it!
The Mercury Racing 360 APX is a 4-stroke V8 outboard engine, specifically dedicated to the F1 inshore competition, a competition that sees catamarans racing at 225km/h in a straight line and capable of turning at 145km/h!
Derived from the Mercury 300 Racing, from which it differs by a new induction system, a new intermediate section and a new calibration, the Mercury 360 APX replaces the 2-stroke engines used until now. For its development Mercury Racing has used the services of UIM and H20 Racing.
The Dessertenne Motorsport Team is located in France, in La Rochelle (Western Coast)