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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Today’s opening race of the P1 AquaX EuroTour grand finale, presented by Experience Kissimmee, in Port Balis, Spain offered up the most challenging conditions of the AquaX season, testing both the riders and their equipment to the maximum. However, Alex Barret, the championship leader looked like he relished every moment. Leading from start to finish and lapping the entire field in the process Barret was in a league of his own. “Barret is one of the best riders in the world in these kinds of conditions. He has such a fluid style and confidence that he’s a delight to watch.” Commented Head of AquaX Global Lisa Barsby.
Fellow compatriot and rival Thomas Favolini finish a solid second but hopes of retaining his Championship title are looking increasingly unlikely, but with fifty points on the table and two races still to run it is mathematically possible for Favolini to take the win.
Jordan Lambert came home in third increasing his chances of finishing third overall in the championship with Carl Lofthouse in fourth.
In the AM 300 class, the young British upstart Ethan Winchester once again defied the odds to beat the Champion-Elect Mike Testa to the win and to finish third overall in the fleet.
Testa had a bad start but managed to make his way through the pack to finish second ahead of Welshman James Roberts.
In the 200 class Lionel Espinet rode his Yamaha HO to victory ahead of Jetcross star Marvin Martinez riding the Kawasaki 15F, and championship leader Yannick Berthlot. Yet despite their lack of horsepower all three finished in the top 10. With Espinet finishing in fifth.
The Sprint SE class wins were shared by Spanish racer Carlos Vela who was racing the Yamaha EXR and Spark racer Phillip Salobor. The two put on a great show dicing back and forth in the waves head of David Rodriguez. Championship leader Britain’s Elliot Cable came home in fifth securing enough points to take the title with two races to spare.
Vela also picked up max points towards the Yamaha EXR Cup, a standalone class for Yamaha EXR owner.
Britain's Mollie Fearn was flying high in Port Balis today in the Pro Sprint class. Fearn took on the boys winning Race 1 and finishing second in Race 2. But it was the Championship leader, Jeremy Dubosc who leads going into tomorrow's final two races. Phillip Salobar came in third.
Father and son Christophe and Baptiste Calmels put on a great show battling each other and the 1 metre plus swells to share the wins to Am Sprint class.