Yamaha WaterCraft announced that it will campaign the 2019 P1 AquaX Tour and IJSBA World Finals with a factory race team headlined by the biggest names in PWC racing.
Leading the Yamaha WaveRunner factory team effort is current Pro Runabout Stock world champion Chris MacClugage and current P1 AquaX Tour champion Eric Francis. MacClugage is a 24-time world and national champion, and Francis is the #1 ranked rider in the world by P1 AquaX, followed by Yamaha’s Brian Baldwin and MacClugage.
All racers will compete on the P1 AquaX Tour and, depending on conditions will either ride the World champion design of the GP1800R SVHO or the all new platform of the 2019 FX SVHO. The new FX SVHO WaveRunner kicked off the 2019 racing season dominating the Hahn 300 endurance race in February. The Hahn 300 is the longest, most grueling PWC endurance race in the world.
“With the introduction of this new FX model, we’re going to see a lot of racers gravitate to it, just like many of the pros already have,” said Scott Watkins, Yamaha’s WaveRunner product manager. “There’s never been a combination quite like this – of Power with stability, Control and precision handling. It will be exciting to watch everything play out in what is expected to be a Yamaha-dominated starting line, and podium.”
2019 Yamaha WaterCraft Factory Riders:
Broward Motorsports: Eric Francis, Sophie Francis, Chris MacClugage
Riva Motorsports: Brian Baldwin, Dustin Farthing, Phil Pope
Dean's Team: Aero Aswar, Aqsa Aswar
Non-Affiliated: Tyler Hill, Eric Lagapalous, Dennis Mack
P1 AquaX Tour Dates:
April 13-14, 2019 Daytona Beach, Florida
May 11, 2019 Kissimmee/ St. Cloud, Florida
June 15-16, 2019. St. Pete Beach, Florida
August 3-4, 2019 Michigan City, Florida
September 7-8 Pensacola Beach, Florida
October 26-27, 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
IJSBA World Finals:
October 5-13, 2019 Lake Havasu City, Arizona