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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A dramatic opening round of the 2017 season saw reigning champion Chris MacClugage dominate proceedings, securing maximum points from three races to firmly make his mark on the championship.
His victory wasn’t without luck, however, as he came through two potentially race ending collisions, first with former teammate Brian Baldwin in race two at turn one and second with lapped rider David Chassier towards the end of race three.
Eric Francis took second spot having switched from Kawasaki to Yamaha over the off-season, a creditable effort as the new GP 1800 proved a handful in the rough surf conditions.
Like Francis, Aero Aswar was racing the new GP 1800 for the first time and found himself improving as the weekend went on, snatching third on count back from Sea-Doo rider Erminio Iantosca.
Legendary racer Nicolas Rius suffered a disappointing return to the sport after an extended hiatus after damaging his back at the end of race one, in which he scored an impressive second place, ruling him out of the final two races of the weekend.
He will be back this weekend and hoping to make up for lost time but pushing his old rival MacClugage to the limit on what will be much calmer conditions at St Pete Beach.
The flatter conditions could hand Iantosca the upper hand on the Sea-Doo RXPX, although the GP 1800 is expected to handle much better on minimal surf and it’s straight line speed could prove decisive.
New to the AquaX starting line will be renowned Guadeloupe racers Francois Medori and Vincent Thomas who are looking to bring their experience as champions in European jet ski racing to play as they take on some of the best riders in the world.
The racing this weekend is expected to be as competitive as ever and you can catch it all LIVE on our Facebook page.