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Yamaha tops P1 AquaX pro opener in Daytona

Yamaha WaveRunner racers prevailed over rough surf and tough competition to finish 1-2-3 at the P1 AquaX pro opener held April 23-24 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Yamaha FX SVHO rider Chris MacClugage led the Yamaha contingent to finish first overall in the Pro Enduro class with FZR rider Aero Aswar and FX SVHO rider Brian Baldwin finishing 2-3 respectively.

Pro racing action was shortened Saturday when rough surf created hazardous conditions for the 25-plus pro riders navigating the tight P1 AquaX race course.

The surf was so rough at times that the ride plate was shaken loose from several of the competing brands’ watercraft. As they say in racing, you can’t win if you can’t finish and that was especially true on Saturday.

On Sunday, the race course was lengthened and moved further offshore; making the course more manageable and top speeds much faster. By the end of Moto 3, the reliability and durability of the Yamaha FZR and FX SVHO proved too much for the competition, many of whom did not finish Moto 1 on Saturday, thus taking them out of the overall picture.

Congratulations to Dean’s Team, Broward Motorsports, Riva Motorsports and the family and friends that support Yamaha PWC racing. The next P1 AquaX race for the professional riders is July 2-3 in Sarasota, Fla.

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