The WPG#1 Waterjet World Cup, set to kick off on December 12 at Jomtein Beach, Pattaya City, Thailand, will feature racing in 25 classes, five of which are Junior Classes.
Last week, WPG#1 World Cup officials released an official announcement regarding age regulations for the Junior classes. For all five of the junior classes, the date upon which age is based will be the opening day of the World Cup, December 12.
According to the announcement, the age regulations are as follows:
For category/class #21 – Junior 14-15 Ski 4-Stroke Lites
- Concerning the accumulated points system of WGP#1 Waterjet World Series tournament, the rider who has raced in this category since Round One in Poland and is not older than 15 years and 364 days can compete in this category of WGP#1 Waterjet World Cup to collect the points.
- For the rider who would like to race in this category at WGP#1 WaterJet World Cup, he/she must be (at least) 14 years old and not older than 15 years and 364 days. The age calculation will use the starting date of the tournament, which is December 12, 2023.
For category/class #22-25, Junior 1-lap slalom number 22 to number 25 Junior one lap slalom categories
- For the rider who would like to race in categories 22-25 at WGP#1 WaterJet World Cup, he/she must be (at least) 8 years old and not older than 13 years and 364 days. The age calculation will use the starting date of the tournament, which is December 12, 2023.
Categories #22-25 are as follows:
#22 – Junior 1-Lap Slalom 8-13 Ski 1100 Standard
#23 – Junior 1-Lap Slalom 8-13 Women’s Ski 1100 Standard
#24 – Junior 1-Lap Slalom 8-13 Spark Standard
#25 – Junior 1-Lap Slalom 8-13 Women’s Spark Standard
It is noted in the category/class roster, that, for Junior 14-15 classes, all riders must pass the consideration of qualifications. The organizer reserves all the right to reject any application from the riders who are considered not having enough race experience or without sufficient information.
WGP#1 Waterjet World CupWorld Cup officials also released the World Rankings in the Series for all 25 classes, According the World Rankings released by the Jet Ski World Cup Grand Prix on October 16, as of the end of the first three rounds of the series, and headed into the 4th and final Grand Prix in Thailand.
After the completion of 3 rounds of the 4-round series, the leaders each Category in WGP#1 (Pro/Pro-Am) are:
- Pro Ski Grand Prix: #1 Jeremy Poret (France); #2 Quinten Bossche (Belgium) ; #3 Mickael Poret (France)
- Pro Sport GP: #1 Simon Belcher (UK); #2 James Bushell (UK); #3 Talan Farthing (USA)
- Pro Runabout 1100 Open: #1 Louie Buhisan (Phillipines); #2 Kasidlt Teeraprateep (Thailand); #3 Oumouet Saly (Cambodia)
- Pro Runabout Grand Prix: #1 Mohammed Albaaz (Kuwait); #2 Mohammed Burbayea (Kuwait); #3 Jeremy Perez (France)
- Pro Am Endurance Open: #1 Jean-Bruno Pastorello (France); #2 Tory Snyder (USA); #3 Mickael Le Gall (France)
- Pro-AmGrand Prix: Women Ski: #1 Jasmlin Ypraus (Estonia); #2 River Varner (USA); #3 Emma-Nellie Ordendahl (Sweden)
- Pro-Am Ski Stock: #1 Mattias Reinaas (Estonia); #2 Emma-Neliie Ortendahl (Sweden); #3 Salem Al Mutawa (Kuwait)
- Pro-Am Ski 4-Stroke Lites: #1 Mattias Reinaas (Estonia); #2 Lauri Ander-Hubert (Estonia); #3 Deven Farthing (USA)
- Pro-Am Ski 2-Stroke Lites: #1 Mattias Reinaas (Estonia); #2 Berny Gueniau (France): #3 Jonathan Renier (Belgium)
- Pro-Am Runabout Stock: #1 Waleed Alsharshani (Qatar); #2 Linus Lindberg (Sweden); #3 Tory Snyder (USA)
- Pro-Am Runabout Superstock: #1 Lunus Lindburg (Sweden): #2 Khalid Almohannadi (Qatar) #3 Zsolt Cseke (Hungary)
For Category/Class #21 – Junior 14-15 Ski 4-Stroke Lites – #1 Sam Wilson (UK); #2 Salf Alshuwaihi (UAE); #3 Nattanan Keenapan (Thailand)
(Rankings provided by WPG#1 Waterjet World Cup website)