AquaX is the fastest growing personal watercraft championship in the world. Its rapid growth is owed to a simple, yet challenging race format that appeals to todays personal watercraft users.
This year the program will include the unveiling of a professional level race series and expansion of two further championships in the Great Lakes region of the USA and in Southeast Asia.
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Eric Francis continued his winning ways in the Bahamas today with a clean sweep of victories in the inaugural P1 AquaX Bahamas World Championship. As many expected the 'big three' filled the Pro Enduro podium places but not without the hugely impressive Thomas Favolini showing them that it might not be an all American affair.
In the opening Pro Enduro race of the day, official Yamaha Motor France rider Thomas Favolini took the holeshot and looked to be set for victory until a mechanical problem, his second of the championship, ruined his chances. This left the door open for Eric "The Eagle" Francis to edge out Broward Motorsport teammate Chris MacClugage and Yamaha Riva official rider Brian Baldwin.
In the final Pro Enduro race of the day, knowing that a top 4 finish would secure the title, Francis followed the leader Eric Lagopoulos for the majority of the race before overtaking him to take the checked flag and be officially crowd 2019 AquaX World Champion.
Baldwin and MacClugage had to settle for second and third places, finishing on equal points but with Baldwin claiming runner up second place by virtue of his superior finish in the last race.
A jubilant Francis told reporters "My aim here in the Bahamas was to take the World Title and so regain my number one world ranking. I have enjoyed a double celebration today with it being my wedding anniversary and my wife Sophie racing with me here at the Atlantis Paradise Island"
Included in the AquaX World Championship schedule was a Pro Sprint class for the first time, and English rider Simon Gill broke the American stranglehold on the event by taking top spot on the podium.
With his family from Bristol, UK alongside him at the end of racing, Gill said: "This is everything I hoped for and much, much more."
The popular Floridian rider Johnny Smith took second place with UK rider Mollie Fearn in third.
P1 CEO Azam Rangoonwala had nothing but praise for the way in which the Atlantis had hosted the event, and confirmed that the AquaX World Championship will return to the Bahamas in November 2020.