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    POWERBOAT P1 USA LAUNCHES P1 AQUAX JET SKI SERIES IN THE UNITED STATES
    Feb201315

    New Personal Watercraft Racing Series To Offer Top-Class Entertainment For
    Spectators and Competitors.

    ORLANDO, FL, 15 February 2013 – Powerboat P1 USA, a wholly owned
    subsidiary of London-based powerboat racing promoter Powerboat P1
    Management Ltd [http://www.powerboatp1.com/]., today announced the launch
    of a revolutionary personal watercraft race series, P1 AquaX
    [http://www.p1aquax.com/] (pronounced Aqua Cross). The AquaX events will
    run alongside the 2013 P1 SuperStock USA Championship at high-profile
    venues in Florida, including Daytona Beach, Pahokee, Cocoa Beach and
    Marathon.

    AquaX is an exciting series that offers a completely new experience for
    personal watercraft enthusiasts by offering top-class entertainment for
    both spectators and competitors. It is a market-driven championship which
    has run alongside SuperStock powerboat racing in the UK for the past two
    years and bridges the gap between leisure use and racing by taking riders
    onto the open sea. Specifically designed to attract amateur riders to
    enter the sport, this unique series offers competitors a hugely exciting
    challenge and the opportunity to win a slice of an impressive $15,000
    potential prize purse depending upon entry numbers, with the Elite and
    both Amateur class riders each having an equal chance to pocket some prize
    money.
     
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    Lisa Barsby, head of P1 AquaX and former world champion said “The UK
    series, launced in 2011, has attracted growing numbers of amateur riders
    and we are very excited about launching AquaX in the world’s biggest
    market for PWC sales. There are many recreational watercraft users out
    there who have wanted to try their hand at competitive riding for some
    time now, and AquaX provides the perfect arena for them to open up their
    throttles and enjoy the full performance of their craft in a safe,
    controlled environment. And because of the ever- changing conditions, the
    riders’ skill prevails over horsepower, to create a level playing field
    for all.”

    AquaX is open to all types of watercraft, with Yamaha, Kawasaki and BRP
    (Sea-Doo) models expected to race unmodified in three classes: 200, 250
    and 300hp. Riders will earn 10 points for a superpole victory and 20
    points for race win.

    Running at the same time, the AquaX Cup is open to all, including those
    with modified craft falling outside the standard class structure, who want
    to experience the thrill of racing. The Cup is not a Championship class,
    so points or prize money will not be awarded. Its purpose is to
    acknowledge the overall winner of the race at each individual round.

    Each two-day AquaX event will consist of three races: Superpole, a shorter
    qualifying race followed by two rallies where the focus switches to
    endurance riding and stamina over longer distances. The race tracks are
    wide open yet simple to navigate, and will be patrolled by trained race
    marshals to ensure safety at all times.

    Much like the P1 SuperStock powerboat racing series, AquaX is designed to
    provide an accessible and affordable platform for motorsport enthusiasts
    and to help develop the sport of watercraft racing from the ground up. The
    competition kicks off in June and full details of the opening event can be
    found at the new AquaX website, now online at www.p1aquax.com

    The 2013 AquaX Championship Classes are as follows:

    AquaX 200 – modified 2-stroke and stock naturally aspirated 4-stroke
    160bhp and below.

    AquaX 250 – stock 4-stroke including turbo/supercharged 250bhp and below.

    AquaX 300 – stock 4-stroke including turbo/supercharged 300bhp and below.

    AquaX Cup Open.

    P1 AquaX USA 2013 Schedule:

    Daytona Beach, FL. (dates TBC)

    Pahokee, FL. (July 20-21)
    Cocoa Beach, FL. (August 17-18)

    Marathon, FL. (September 21-22)

    EDITORS’ NOTES
    Michelle Petro has joined the P1 USA team as Series Administrator for the
    AquaX Championships. She is Sales and Promotions Manager for Pro Rider
    Magazine, America’s only printed publication focusing on personal
    watercraft and which will be the official media partner of the AquaX
    series.

    For more information, contact Azam Rangoonwala on (252)-702-2771.

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