2nd place in the GP of Spain on a Borrowed Ski! – Press release
By: Stian Schjetlein
The second round of the Aquabike World Championship, the Grand Prix of Spain was definitely the most exciting race so far this season.
Right before the race we had some issues with my engine and I had to borrow a stock sxr hull with a stock zxi engine to use in the Pole Position race.
I had no time to get used to the ski, but still managed to capture a 6th place (out of 24) in the pole position. In the first moto I lost two spots in the start as I was still riding the stock hull, stock engine, but managed to pass my way back up to 5th place. This was very important for me as it meant that I would start in the front row for the 2nd moto.
In the second moto I managed to keep my position through the start and defend against the faster skis coming from the back. After the start I did all I could to stay with the leader group and we pulled away from the rest of the field pretty fast. After a 20 minute moto, I ended up in 3rd place, which fortunately was good enough for a second place overall as several of the riders in front of me had very inconsistent results.
I am extremely happy with my 2nd place finish as I was set on spending the weekend doing damage control as I had to use a very slow backup ski.
ESTELLE AND JEREMY PORET CELEBRATE WINS AT GRAND PRIX OF COSTA BLANCA IN DENIA
*Champion Abdulrazzaq cruises to win double in Runabout GP1
*Al Mulla wins Freestyle with style
Saturday, 25 June, DENIA (Spain): Estelle and Jeremy Poret created a little piece of history today becoming the first brother and sister to climb onto the top step of the podium and win Grand Prix titles at the same event.
In Runabout GP1 defending world champion Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq simply outclassed the field off 18 to complete the Denia win double, with Freestyler Rashed Al Mulla winning his first Grand Prix and ending the Florjancic brothers four year run of collective GP wins.
For Estelle Poret the Grand Prix win in Ski that she was so desperate for after coming so close on several occasions was sealed with a comfortable second place in today’s heat after victory in heat 1 yesterday. “This was what I have wanted and waited for, for a long time. I am very happy indeed,” said the 20-year-old from Beynost in France. “My Ski was really good and when Emma went passed I knew that all I needed was to follow, not take any chances and that second would give me the overall win.”
WINS FOR ESTELLE AND JEREMY PORET AND WORLD CHAMPION ABDULRAZZAQ
Friday, 24 June, DENIA (Spain): A spectacular afternoon’s racing at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Costa Blanca saw Estelle and Jeremy Poret celebrate a family win-double in heat 1 in Ski GP1, with Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq producing a true world champion’s drive in a drama-filled heat in Runabout GP1.
In Freestyle, the UAE’s aerial trickster Rashed Al Mulla turned the tables on the Florjancic brothers to win heat 1, beating Rok for the second time, with Nac also edging out his brother to take second.
In Ski Ladies Estelle Poret had a blistering opening lap to set up her third race win, whilst championship leader Emma-Nellie Ortendahl had an absolute shocker, dropping the bike twice and putting her at the back of the 13-strong field.
Poret led from pole and with Ortendahl off the bike it was Kylie Ellmers and Jennifer Menard who initially gave chase, only to see the gap increase to the leader who was imperious in the rough conditions and going on to take the chequered flag with a 50.30 second advantage.
Behind her Menard made the pass on Ellmers on lap 3 of 8 to secure second spot ahead of UIM-ABP tour rookie Virginie Morlaes, her best result of her three starts.
Online release of the Online release of the Recap Video from Round 2 of IJSBA European Freestyle Championship in UK
By: European Freestyle Championship
EFC TV Media is bringing you recap video from Round 2 of IJSBA European Freestyle Championship in UK.
A record breaking 22 riders took part in our freestyle only event in London, UK.
Check out PWC freestyle action and interviews with the riders.
Sand Hollow State Park Hosts Pro Watercross Racing Event, June 24-25
Hurricane, Utah (June 20, 2016) – More than 125 professional and amateur watercraft racers are set to descend upon the red rocks and glistening blue beauty of Sand Hollow State Park June 24-25 the Pro Watercross National Tour’s Red Desert Championship.
“We are so thrilled to bring our racers back to Utah,” said Nicholas Handler, Managing Director of Pro Watercross. “Sand Hollow is one of Utah’s most gorgeous state parks and is an epic site for racing.”
The natural beauty in and around Sand Hollow has attracted Pro Watercross to the Hurricane, Utah, site for the second consecutive year. The location is also ideal because of the adjoining sand dunes and trails for ATVs and OHVs.
Jumping Jet Ski® PWC!
IRVINE, Calif. (June 17, 2016) – Originally billed as “an entirely new sensation in the water sport world,” in 1973 the Jet Ski® watercraft soon proved to be exactly that. Offering dirt bike-like performance and excitement on the water, the original Jet Ski stand-up watercraft could run with traditional ski boats, while turning circles around them in handling – and wave-jumping too. So fun was the little 6-foot 10-inch, 220-pound Jet Ski stand-up watercraft that it provided the backbone for Kawasaki’s development of the Personal Watercraft (PWC) market.