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Yamaha’s GP1800 sweeps inaugural AquaX World titles

WaveRunner racers Baldwin, Francis and Rius go 1-2-3 as GP1800 goes unmatched

Pro watercraft racer Brian Baldwin and the Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner made history, becoming the first-ever AquaX World Champion at the inaugural International event held in Key West, Fla.

Joining Baldwin on the podium were fellow GP1800 racers Eric Francis and Nicolas Rius who completed the sweep for the GP1800.

The world championship title ends a storybook first season for the Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner that dominated the Pro AquaX national tour, IJSBA World Finals, and the AquaX World Championships. 

“This was a great inaugural year for the GP1800. We proved that the GP1800 is the benchmark for high-performance watercraft, and I couldn’t be more proud of racers and tuners that joined the GP1800 effort from the beginning,” said Yamaha WaterCraft racing director Scott Watkins.

Yamaha GP1800 racers at the season-long P1 AquaX events in the U.S. were backed by Dean’s Team, RIVA Racing and Broward Motorsports. 

Brian Baldwin led a pack of Yamaha GP1800 racers for a podium sweep at the AquaX World Championships in Key West, Florida. Photo courtesy of AquaX


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