Tuner Extraordinaire Jesus Garcia of MRG Racing Preps For King’s Cup


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With only days left until the first band snaps at this year’s 2015 King’s Cup, many of the world’s best racers are sparing no expense to ensure that their machines are running in tip top condition. In preparation for the week long’s event in Pattaya, Thailand, MRG Racing’s Jesus Garcia was personally flown in by the EME Performance Team from Malaysia to make sure their skis were running their very best.

The Dubai-based PWC engine tuner has been operating from the UAE billionaire playground since January of 2015, working on some of the most top level, big dollar builds in the industry. Garcia, who founded MRG Racing (or Moto Racing Garcia) back in his homeland of Spain in 1996 as a successful motorsports dealership first cut his teeth as a licensed Sea-Doo, Kawasaki and Hydrospace watercraft dealer, overseeing the sales, service and parts departments.

His close involvement with the parts and service departments spurred the MRG Racing Division in 2008 where Garcia was directly over the development of engine management systems in addition to his responsibilities providing racing support and performance product development for his team. Here, he found his true calling as a master of personal watercraft engine management, honing his skills of system development, tuning of racing engines and support of professional racing teams.

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Garcia has been instrumental in the co-development of the V-Tech engine management system for personal watercraft. As a subcontractor for V-tech Tuned (of Sweden), Garcia was tasked with bringing their automotive software technology to the watercraft industry. This also led to Garcia’s co-development of the MaptunerX engine management system for Maptun Performance of Sweden – adapting more automotive hardware and firmware technology for the PWC industry.

Now established as a primary source of top level engine tuning, Garcia has become a “go to” for international PWC racing teams, with a list of accomplishments including the Doha Aquabike World Championship, China Aquabike World Championship, UAE Aquabike World Championship, Aquabike Slalom World Championship, and Aquabike World and European Championships to name a few.

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[Update: With more than 350 competitors on the field at the prestigious IJSBA-sanctioned race, Garcia’s efforts resulted in two podium finishes for the Team Malaysia riders – a first place finish for Tee Chen Jet, and a third place for Lin Hong Hao – as well as a fourth place finish for Kuwaiti racer Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq. This, in addition to a solid third place finish for Canadian Tammy Seibel at this past IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, only solidifies Garcia’s contribution to the world of top performance PWC racing and engine tuning.]

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Kevin Shaw

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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