RIVA Racing Support Team Welcomes Sea-Doo Spark Racer Melody Lattes


Hailing from Bordeaux, France, the 25-year-old Mélody Lattes is the most recent addition to the ever-growing RIVA Racing Support Team. Aboard her #232 Sea-Doo Spark, Mélody is coming from a phenomenal 2017 season, having earned the second podium spot in France for “speed in the female Spark category,” and the French slalom championship (as well as her second European championship in the same category).

Having spent her childhood riding and racing in the tutelage of her father, Bruno, Mélody fully committed herself to racing two years ago with stellar results. For 2018, Mélody’s ambitions are no less tempered: she writes, “My intention is to stay in the Spark category and my target is to get a new title of European champion with men for this year again and reach the mondial podium.”

Towards the end of the season, Mélody looks to take her skills to the pebbled shores of Lake Havasu City at the IJSBA World Finals, writing, “[it] is the most important event in the world for personal watercraft” and “wants to align with the best and achieve the best goals to exceed its limits.” Recently, Mélody was interviewed in Bordelais Magazine where she discussed her racing experience, goals for the next year and her drive to keep going forward towards the IJSBA World Finals.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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