If you were wondering where Kawasaki’s loyalties lie, you can rest assured that the Big K is standing its ground, especially when it comes to their 310-horsepower supercharged Ultras. Recently, P1 AquaX USA announced the addition of Kawasaki Motors Corp. as the newest supporting sponsor for the 2015 racing season. Offering both financial support for the series, and a few boxes full of awesome swag for participants, Kawasaki is stepping into the world of AquaX racing in a big way.
With all three major personal watercraft manufacturers now fully backing the US P1 AquaX Series, there’s very little doubt that this season is one to watch. Obviously, the series’ highest tier of competition, the 300 Class is tailor-made for the 310X Ultra JetSkis, and Monster Kawasaki’s Eric Francis’ dominance of this class only solidifies it. But again, it’s not all about the big dollar, professional racers.
“I like it because it encourages ‘regular Joes’ to try their hand at racing, Kawasaki USA’s Jon Rall told The Watercraft Journal. “Anybody can come and try it out. That’s what really spoke to [Kawasaki].” To his point, the AquaX has excelled at establishing an environment, course, and class structure targeted at precisely that, welcoming novice PWC enthusiasts with a taste for fun, safe and exciting competition.
Here’s the original press release:
Kawasaki revolutionized the watercraft industry with its first jet ski back in 1973. The Jet Ski was an instant success and rapidly grew in popularity. Kawasaki Motors Corp has continued to develop and improve on its watercraft over the years and has established itself as one of the leaders in the industry.
“Kawasaki is thrilled to be part of this Florida-based enthusiast racing series which gives personal watercraft competitors the chance to open up the throttle on their Jet Ski® Ultra® 310R on challenging open-water courses and enjoy the full performance of their craft in a safe and controlled environment. It is a perfect format for amateur PWC racing and with some weekends combined with P1 Superstock powerboats, AquaX is sure to be an exciting, supercharged championship!,” Kevin Allen, Manager of PR and Brand Experience for Kawasaki.
“Kawasaki has excelled in both P1 AquaX USA and UK. Having Kawasaki on board and supporting P1 is a true testament to the series. Having an endorsement from manufacturers only helps strengthen our position as a global race series and we are very happy that Kawasaki Motors Corp. has joined us.” Said Azam Rangoonwala, P1 Director USA.
“I could not be happier to add green to our color scheme,” said Michelle Petro USA Championship manager “Kawasaki is huge in the Motorsport world and it is encouraging to have them support our series.”