Yamaha WaveRunner racers conquered the IJSBA World Finals that concluded Oct. 9, winning every professional runabout title Yamaha competed in at the international personal watercraft world championships held annually in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
In all, pro riders aboard Yamaha WaveRunners won world titles in Pro Runabout Stock, Pro Runabout Spec, Pro Runabout Limited, and Women's Runabout.
The highlights of the weekend came from multi-time World and National champion Chris MacClugage and Abdullah Alfadel who rode their Yamaha FZR WaveRunners to World Final’s gold.
MacClugage blistered the IJSBA closed course to the top of the podium in the premier Pro Runabout Stock class with fellow Yamaha FZR riders Abdullah Al Fadhel and Aero Aswar completing the podium sweep.
Alfadel rode his Dean’s Team-tuned Yamaha FZR to the Pro Runabout Spec world title finishing 1-1 in a tough field swelled with fellow Yamaha FZR riders. With the win, Alfadel cemented his standing as one of the best riders ever to compete on the International stage.
“For the past six years, the Yamaha FZR has dominated closed-course racing winning more World and national pro runabout championships than all the other brands combined,” said Yamaha’s race director Scott Watkins. “Although we’re sure to see the FZR on the starting line in 2017, we’re really excited to get our new GP1800 in the hands of the top pros and tuner to keep the momentum going.
The new Yamaha GP1800 features the awesome supercharged SVHO engine and 160mm pump that powers the Yamaha FZR and the ultra-lightweight, high-performance hull featured on the Yamaha VXR.
Congratulations to Women's Runabout champion Shante Bukes, Pro Runabout Limited champion Mohammed Burbayea, Dean Charrier of Dean’s Team, Riva Racing, Macc Racing, and all of the Yamaha racers and their families for their commitment and support of Yamaha Racing.