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Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Rius fights to take lead over Baldwin in St Pete Beach

After the Chris MacClugage dominance in Daytona Beach it was a day for his challengers as Nicolas Rius returned from injury to land victory in race two after Brian Baldwin had taken race one.

Baldwin, who switched to Riva Racing at the start of the year, skirmished with the newly crowned world number one MacClugage in the opening laps of race one but soon established a lead and was going quickly clear by the chequered flag.

MacClugage took second ahead of Rius and Eric Francis, but perhaps the eye catching performance on the race was from Frenchman Francois Medori who stormed from 12th to 5th aboard his Kawasaki Ultra in his first ever AquaX outing in what could only be described as flatter conditions than ideal for his ski.

In race two MacClugage grabbed the hole shot but was only out front for a few laps before Rius, who set a fastest lap of 1.26 in the race, reeled him in, proving his injury from Daytona is now way behind him.

MacClugage stayed clear of Francis and Baldwin to land a second second, whilst Mike Klippenstein, recovering from recent illness, raced out of his skin to finish inside the top five.

Erminio Iantosca, who finished tied for third in Daytona Beach, would be disappointed with a DNF in race one, but it was a fantastic opening day for Anthony Radetic, stepping back up into pro company, as he sits in seventh overnight.

Four points separates the top three and we are in for an incredible finale when race three gets underway tomorrow.

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Race One

Race Two