APOPKA, Fla., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April. Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, GEICO will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer in 2016.
The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer, Craig Wilson, will make its first appearance in Tavares, Fla., in April. Seasoned rider Jason Russo will take to the water later that month in Daytona to fly the flag for GEICO in the P1 AquaX Pro Enduro Championship.
Wilson, who launched onto the racing scene in 2002, is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the P1 Panther. "I've enjoyed watching the one-design series both at events and on television and it looks to be hugely competitive. To lift the SuperStock title, the GEICO team will need to quickly get to grips with the Panther boat and perform consistently well against some impressive teams."
Russo added, "The Miss GEICO race boat is iconic in offshore powerboat racing and I am thrilled to be part of the GEICO team for the 2016 season." The Miss GEICO offshore race team has won eight world titles and more than 100 individual races since its inception in 2005.
"We are delighted to welcome GEICO Racing to our two race series and for P1 USA to become part of the company's marine motorsport marketing platform," said P1 USA director Azam Rangoonwala. "I'm very excited about the prospect of seeing the whole GEICO fleet compete in the Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix over the Fourth of July weekend."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.
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