• 2017 XCAT 2017 XCAT World Championship with Team Australia Powerboat.
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  • 2016 XCAT 2016 season with Team Australia Powerboat. Competing in the XCAT World Championship Series.
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  • 2016 Formula 2 2016 season racing in the Formula 2 world series in team EDOX racing.
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  • 2015 XCAT  (Team Australia) Pal ended the 2015 season in Team Australia with CO pilot Brett Luhrmann from Australia.
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  • 2015 Formula 2 in 2015 Pal raced the Formula 2 World Championship in Edox F2 World Series Team.
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  • 2015 XCAT (Team Goldcoast) In 2015 season Pal Virik Nilsen was the official Throttleman for Australia´s GOLDCOAST XCAT World Championship Team. He raced together with Austrailan pilot Tom Barry-Cotter.
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  • 2014 XCAT Pål Virik Nilsen races in the XCAT Dubai Skydive World Series in 2014 for team "Dubai Duty Free" and later this season "Altman Marine" team from Spain. Together with Australian Tom Barry Cotter (Dubai Duty Free) and Marco Fabrizi (Altman Marine).
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  • 2014 Formula 2 Pal raced the Norwegian Championship in Formula 2, 2014 in Tønsberg Norway. In a Danish built Mølgaard and a 2,5 litre Mercury V6 engine.
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  • 2013 Xcat In August 2013 Pål changed his focus on to Xcat World Championship racing. He joined the "Dubai Duty Free" team together with Australian Tom Barry Cotter.
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  • 2013 Formula 2 In 2013 Pål raced in the Formula 2 world championship with Steni/BABA world powerboat racing team.
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  • 2013 Formula 1 In 2013 season Pål Virik Nilsen raced the F1H2O series with team Azerbaijan.
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  • 2013 Class 1 Pal started the 2013 season with the new Class-1 China team "Visun Sanya"
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  • 2012 Formula 2 In 2012 season Pal drove both Class-1 Offshore and Formula 2 circuit racing. The Steni World Powerboat team entered a one boat team with Pal as driver in F2 World Championship series.
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  • 2012 WC Class-1 In 2012 Pal started the season with Italian D"alessio team. A Viictory design catamaran with Lamborghini V12 engines.
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  • 2011 Australia Class-1 Pål race the 2011 Australian championship with Tom Barry-Cotter in Mustang Aus1. They are the Champions in the series for the last three years.
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  • 2011 WC Class-1 In 2011 season Pal races for three Class-1 teams. In the Australian Championship with Maritimo and in the World Championship with Chris Parsonage racing team and Victory team Dubai.
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  • 2010 Class-1 In 2010 Pal raced in the Australian Class-1 series and won the title for third time together with Australian Tom Barry-Cotter. A strange season that started good with a racewin in Newcastle in the Victory boat, but countinued very bad with four DNFs in a row due to engine failure. In second half ...
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  • 2010 Formula 2 In 2010 Pal also raced for the Swedish Formula 2 team GeTel racing from Stockholm. Pal did one race in the Scandinavian series in Uddevalla, Sweden.
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  • 2009 Class-1 In 2009 Pal was once again racing with Maritimo Offshore from Australia. The season was a big challenge because a brand new boat was brought to the world championship. A lot of time was used to develop the equipment. It got better and better.
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  • 2008 Class-1 2008 season was a mixed one with racing in both the Class-1 WC and the Australian series. Pal and Tom won the title in Australia and raced the Norwegian round in Arendal and two world championship races in the middle east.
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  • 2007 Class-1 In 2007 Pal was throttleman in Spirit Of Norway #20. He started his partnership with Tom Barry Cotter from Australia. A great season with some downs due to mechanical problems, but mostly ups in a memorable season.
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  • 2006 Class-1 In 2006 season Pal was in Italian SeveneleveN team. A season with much technical problems but also a learning year for Pal. His dream of becoming a full season Class-1 driver was completed!
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  • 2005 Class-1 Pal Virik Nilsen got his Class-1 debut in Scandinavian Grand Prix in Trondheim with Roscioli Hotels. Alongside Pal was the Italian expirienced throttleman Nicola Giorgi. A short visit to the Class with a big crash on second practice for the duo. The boat was very damaged but pilots okay!    
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  • 2005 Class 3c Pal raced in 2005 the Offshore Class 3C series. He competed together with navigator Ulrik Hasle and they did a very god season with many victories. But also some crashes....
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  • 2004 Class-3c In 2004 Pal created a Class 3 team and used a Finish built Twister catamaran with 2,5 litre Mercury engine. After a big crash in testing before the season the boat got rebuilt and the season was good with several victories during the season. Pal was racing together with navigator Ulrik Hasle.
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  • 2002 Formula 2 A very good season with F2 silver medal in the Scandinavian series in its golden years. Pal raced in Penzoil racing team with support from Horntvedt family. A well known name in Powerboat circuit history. Pal raced a danish Molgaard boat owned by Horntved. The engine was mercury 2 litre with...
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  • 2002 Class-3b Pal joined Swede Christian Jansson in the World Class 3 Championship in Cape Town, South Africa.   They raced well and got rewarded bronze in the championship.
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  • 2001 Class-3b In 2001 Pal started to race in the Offshore Category. In a Argo Catamaran he raced in the Kellox/Tohatsu racing team together with Norwegian navigator Ulrik Hasle. They won many races and got a silver medal in the European Championship in Finland.     
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  • 1999 Formula 3 Pal countinued together with Italian Mare Magnum team in 1999 season, but now one step up to Formula 3. A international world series with lot of history and great racing. Pal raced a Hungarian HSV hull with a OMC Evinrude 850ccm engine with unlimited tuning.
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  • 1998 Formula 4 One of Pals best years as a powerboat driver. He got a contract with Italian Mare Magnum team and raced the European and World series this year. Top of the result list was the S850 World Champion crown witch he won in Budapest, Hungary. A race with over 45 boats from 20 nations competing. This...
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  • 1997 Formula 4 This season was very good with National Champion crown and a positive curve during the season. Pal drove a Danish Molgaard boat with a 850ccm SELVA engine. A good package (if the engine last the whole race). Pal learned at least a lot about engines this year.  
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  • 1996 Sport-550 A great year with many victories in a new boat. Pal got bronze meadal in U.I.M European Championship in Poland. He got also silver in Nowegian Championship and won the Norwegian cup in total. Pal drove a finish made boat by Niemi and a Tohatsu engine.
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  • 1995 Sport-550 Pals first season in a catamaran class. A new boat from Primo Gardin in Italy and a Tohatsu engine. Pal drove Norwegian races together with European championship in Poland. He was the best Norwegian driver there with a 5th place.    
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  • 1994-1993 T-400 Pals first year of racing in boats. After eight years with his own boat, practice alone, he could start to really compete. The first seasons was not so good but Pal did not loose the Spirit to go on futher.      
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  • Older photos Pal started with his own boat at age 10. He had a smal Draco 8 feet with 3,5 Suzuki horsepower engine. He had also his own boat place for it near a beach in Sandefjord, Norway.      
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