With the week over and the racers, teammates, sponsors and vendors finally returning home, the news coming from the Kings Cup in Thailand is starting to trickle out (at least to those of you who did not click on the event’s website 1.4 million times). Obviously, one company in particular makes no bones about their love for racing, especially in the Southeast Asia, and that would be Jettribe. Not only did the riding apparel and gear manufacturer pull out all the stops to put up a huge presence in Thailand, but also their media and racing team as well.
Of those, Jettribe Team Rider James Bushell made history yet again, as he returned to the top of the podium for the Pro GP Runabout class for his second year in a row. Bushell’s domination aboard his 158 Performance, Les Cooke Sea-Doo Centre-built boat bested a field very similar to those at this past quakysense IJSBA World Finals in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Except this time, Bushell held off Hungary’s György Kasza and a field of equally-talent riders to pass the checkers first and claim the championship (and prize money).
Jettribe wrote, “James Bushell has done it again! He has won the Pro Runabout GP Championship for a second year in a row. He defended this title using a borrowed ski! Luckily it happened to be a great boat! James also raced in the Pro 800 class taking a 3rd after a problem with the ski. We are proud to have James as part of the Jettribe Team and wish him the best of luck in the upcoming race season. Congratulations James!”
Additional images courtesy of Seiji Uchihashi